Time for the Touque

Which touque?
Rahman Mohamed

Traditional with pompomIf you live in the North and don’t know the word you can’t call yourself a Canadian.  It’s a winter icon and a source for humour.  If you don’t have one you’re either living in an igloo, a snowbird, or just like having your ears frozen.  The touque. Continue reading

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Canadians: Spreading Love and Knowledge Across Social Media

Canadian Hashtags
Rahman Mohamed

In their sesquicentennial Canucks are working to show the world what they are.  As a multicultural society Canadians are diverse.  Although there are persons of different backgrounds and heritages they acknowledge a common identity: Canadian.  Whether the Canuck (a Canadian not the Vancouver NHL team) is telling the world who it is or trying to learn more about the one who chose to live in the eternal Winter, messages are being spread across social media. Continue reading

How Old is Canada?

When was Canada’s first birthday?
Rahman Mohamed

Happy Birthd'eh.pngThis year Canadians are celebrating 150 years.  Unknown to many its 150 years of confederation.  That’s 150 years as a self-governing nation, signing a treaty that brought 4 British ruled colonies together.

The Great White North has been in existence for billions of years.  The Albertosaurus and the oil fields are proof.  It has been inhabited by humans for thousands of years, home of the Indigenous North Americans, victims of colonialism.  Canada though has only been a self-governing nation recognized by the world for 150 years.  Is July 1, 1867 really when Canada was born or has it forged its birth certificate? Continue reading