"I know and I've always felt for Canada that we recognize that diversity is a great source of strength."
~Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
"There are no passengers on Spaceship Earth. We are all crew."
~Marshall McLuhan (July 21, 1911–Dec 31, 1980) Canada Philosopher of Communication
Canada Week for the Animals is for Everyone!
Canada's highest point in Nunavut is Barbeau Peak -8,583 ft+ sea level. No higher land closer to North Pole, just 550 miles away.
Named after Marius Barbeau, Canadian - founder of Canadian anthropology.
Born March 5,1883 Quebec-Feb 27, 1969 Ottawa
A Rhodes Scholar, he is best known for an early championing of Québecois folk culture, and for his exhaustive cataloguing of the social organization, narrative and musical traditions, and plastic arts of the Tsimshianic-speaking peoples in British Columbia (Tsimshian, Gitxsan, and Nisga'a), and other Northwest Coast peoples. He developed unconventional theories about the peopling of the Americas.
Canada is a country in the northern part of North America. Its ten provinces and three territories extend from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean, 3.85 million square miles, making it the world's second-largest country by total area. Its southern border with the United States, stretching some 8,891 kilometres (5,525 mi), is the world's longest bi-national land border. Canada's capital is Ottawa, and its three largest metropolitan areas are Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver.
As a whole, Canada is sparsely populated, with most of its land area dominated by forest and tundra. Its population is highly urbanized, with over 80 percent of its inhabitants concentrated in large and medium-sized cities, and 70 percent residing within 100 kilometres (62 mi) of the southern border. Canada's climate varies widely across its vast area, ranging from Arctic weather in the north to hot summers in the southern regions, with four distinct seasons.
Canada is a federation composed of10 provinces and three territories. In turn, these may be grouped into four main regions: Western Canada, Central Canada, Atlantic Canada, and Northern Canada
Canada, 2nd largest country in the world in area (after Russia), occupying roughly the northern two-fifths of the continent of North America. Click on flag to learn more.
Martin Short is a Canadian-American comedian, actor, singer and writer. He is known for his work on the television programs SCTV and Saturday Night Live.
Born: March 26, 1950 Hamilton, Canada
Wayne Gretzky CC is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player and former head coach. He played 20 seasons in the National Hockey League for four teams from 1979 to 1999. Nicknamed "The Great One", he has been called "the greatest hockey player ever" by many sportswriters, players, and the NHL itself
Born: January 26, 1961, Brantford
The national capital is Ottawa, Canada’s fourth largest city. It lies some 250 miles (400 km) northeast of Toronto and 125 miles (200 km) west of Montreal, respectively Canada’s first and second cities in terms of population and economic, cultural, and educational importance.
The third largest city is Vancouver, a centre for trade with the Pacific Rim countries and the principal western gateway to Canada’s developing interior. Other major metropolitan areas include Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta; Quebec city, Quebec; and Winnipeg, Manitoba.
"Such a pleasure to finally meet Esther the Wonder Pig and all the other animals and volunteers at the Happily Ever Esther Farm Sanctuary in Ontario!"
Jack Warner headed up Warner Bros Studios. Created Rin Tin Tin (1st dog in movies). Rin Tin Tin appeared 27 feature films 1922-1931
Born Aug 2, 1892, London Canada-
Sept 9,1978, LA California
Decade-long expedition reaches highest point in every province and territory!
Read about Marius Barbeau. Click Barbeau Peak.
Weeks for the Animals
Because of Coronavirus, we are moving dates TBA.
There’s something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.”
– Winston Churchill
"The constant happiness is curiosity."
– Alice Munro, Nobel Prize-winning short story writer
July 10, 1931 Wingham, Canada
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