Canadian Mosaic

Foster

Foster. Foster Hewitt was a Canadian radio broadcaster most famous for his play-by-play calls for Hockey Night in Canada. Herons are active both during the day and night. Specially designed eyes allow them to see equally good at night and day. They nest in colonies that can include up to 500 nests per territory. A… Read more »

Melanie

Melanie. Canadian Mosaic Series. Official animal of British Columbia and a prominent Native American symbol, Kermode bears are also known as Spirit bears, Spirits of the Forest, or Ghost bears. Kermode bears are actually North American black bears with a rare recessive gene that makes their fur white. It is estimated that there are only… Read more »

Molly and Hughie

Canadian Mosaic Series. Those of us who used to watch the Canadian Series, “The Beachcombers” will remember Molly, owner of the cafe, Molly’s Reach. Molly was a mother figure to the other characters on the show, and Hughie was one of her grandchildren. The Beachcombers ran from 1972-1990, and offered insight into Canada’s multicultural heritage…. Read more »

Jones and Walsh

Canadian Mosaic Series. Jones and Walsh. What’s in a name? Cathy Jones and Mary Walsh were both born in Newfoundland. They both helped create the Canadian television series, “This Hour Has 22 Minutes”, a parody of the nightly news, which would poke fun at Canadian and international politics. And they have each received 18 Gemini… Read more »

Tom and Roberta

Tom and Roberta. What’s in a name? There are many Canadians named Tom or Roberta who have been positive role models. Roberta Jamieson is the first Aboriginal woman to become a lawyer in Canada. She is a member of the Six Nations of Grand River Territory and resides there with her partner, Tom. Roberta was… Read more »

Tommy

Tommy. What’s in a name? There are many Canadians named Tommy, and many have made contributions to Canadian society but perhaps one of the most recognized is Tommy Douglas. Big horned sheep- Mountain sheep have extremely good eyesight and can detect small objects and slight movements more than a kilometre away. This ability also allows… Read more »

Terry

Terry. What’s in a name? Terry Fox was an ordinary Canadian who’s determination was remarkable, and who’s legacy is extraordinary. There are approximately 32 roads and streets, 14 schools, and 7 monuments named after him. Porcupines- Porcupines are divided in to two species- Old World and New World. Porcupines found in Canada belong to the… Read more »

Bison

Lester

Lester. What’s in a name? During Lester B Pearson’s time as Prime Minister, his government introduced universal health care, student loans, the Canada Pension Plan, the Order of Canada, and the new Flag of Canada. His government abolished capital punishment in Canada. With these accomplishments, together with his groundbreaking work at the United Nations and… Read more »

Polar bears

Nellie and Cubs

Nellie and Cubs. What’s in a name? Nellie McClung was a teacher, writer, speaker, politician, and activist. Passionate about human rights, by1911, Nellie had started actively fighting for women’s right to vote. Polar bears- Female polar bears den by digging into deep snow drifts, which provide protection and insulation from the elements. They give birth… Read more »

Moose

Pierre

Pierre- What’s in a name? Pierre Trudeau was Canada’s fifteenth Prime Minister. Though not without controversy, he is consistently ranked as one of the greatest Canadian prime ministers and even regarded as the father of modern Canada. We can thank Pierre for our Charter of Rights and Freedoms Moose- moose live in every province in… Read more »