Robertson Davies

Originally published March 10, 2014. On August 28, 2013, Canada Post issued a stamp to commemorate the celebrated Canadian author Robertson Davies.  Davies was also a playwright, journalist, critic and professor. …

C/O CJOB – Radio Mail

Originally published November 4, 2012. Many of us have heard a radio announcer say “Send your name and address to …”  The below covers were sent to Winnipeg radio station …

The Grey Cup – The Game

Originally published August 28, 2012. Following my post last week on the Grey Cup Trophy, today I will detail some of the histories on the Game. The first Grey Cup Game …

The Grey Cup – The Trophy

Originally published August 21, 2012. In 1909 Earl Grey, the Governor General of Canada donated the Grey Cup for Canada’s National Football Championship. 2012 sees the 100th Grey Cup game (no …

Conferences for Confederation

Originally published December 18, 2011. Prior to July 1, 1967, British North America was composed of separate colonies of Great Britain. These included the Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Nova …

The Canadian Fort Series

Originally published December 17, 2011. On June 30, 1983, Canada Post issued a set of 10 stamps depicting Canadian forts for Canada Day. The “Forts Across Canada Series” continued in …

The 4 Indian Kings

Originally published June 15, 2018   Issued on April 19, 2010, to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the portraits representing the 4 Indian Kings from the Iroquoian Confederacy who travelled …

The Confederation Bridge

Originally published March 15, 2010.   The Confederation Bridge connects the provinces of New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. At 12.9 kilometres, it is the longest bridge in the world …