Tendrils

I was born in 1961, stepping into a country being run by a generation that was rolling up its sleeves and preparing to launch Canada into its post-centennial incarnation. Those in charge of the world I entered were products of the world they’d grown up in. Their pre-centennial stories reach into Centennial Canada like tendrils, informing our contemporary stories.

February, 1919; Excerpts of letters from a Canadian delegate to the Paris Peace Conference.

December, 1920; Excerpts of letters from a Canadian delegate at the inaugural meetings of the League of Nations.

October 18, 1929; a significant day to do with Canada’s constitution.

A Southern Ontario Christmas in the 30s and 40s.

The effect of the new Canadian Flag.

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