Category Archives: history

What’s Your CNE Personality? Canadian National Exhibition, Toronto (August 18 – Sept. 4, 2017)

  The crowds at the CNE don’t lie. Everyone loves the fair. It doesn’t matter if you’re two or 92, there’s something about The Ex that keeps us coming back every year. Even if just for the corn dogs and … Continue reading

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Anne Frank travelling exhibit and theatrical production in Stratford, Ontario – 2015 Season

Theatre season is in full swing at the Stratford Festival in Stratford, Ontario. Home to North America’s largest repertory theatre, it’s not uncommon to spot celebrated actors such as Colm Feore and Cynthia Dale both on and offstage, in the … Continue reading

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Winter Wassailing in Herefordshire, UK

Traipsing through apple orchards and slinging back ciders in the rural hamlet of Much Marcle, England, I learned a thing or two about this renaissance beverage, and the eccentric rituals and traditions the local farmers are keen to uphold.  (Cider … Continue reading

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Five favourite things about Canada’s favourite spa

Upon entering the serene stone-walled grounds to Ste. Anne’s Spa in Grafton, Ontario, it’s easy to imagine stealing away into the transformed secret garden described in famous children’s author Frances Hodgson Burnett’s novel, The Secret Garden. Built in 1858 by … Continue reading

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Explore Wiltshire County with History on your Handlebars

            The hoopla of the Tour de France Grand Depart in Yorkshire, England last summer has reminded me of my unforgettable cycling journey in rural England. It didn’t involve the speed or the distance of … Continue reading

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