Canada Heritage

Our Mixed Heritage Comes Alive At My Family's Dinner Table

Abigail Esteireiro | Posted 10.19.2016 | Canada Living
Abigail Esteireiro

Food is how I think of my cultural identity. It's like a table of food. It has plates of cozido and chow mein, but it also holds the new dishes that my parents have picked up in Canada. Just because there are new plates on the table doesn't mean I have to take any of them away. It just means I need a bigger table.

Being An Invisible Minority Makes It Hard To Pass On My Heritage

Joshua Ostroff | Posted 09.15.2016 | Canada Parents
Joshua Ostroff

Emile knows that he's Jewish, but it's an esoteric concept at his age. He loves eating gefilte fish and searching for the afikomen, hates how long Passover seders take and boasts to his buddies about getting two holidays instead of one in December. I used to do the same. But because we're an invisible minority, it can easily disappear. Maintaining it requires effort. So my role as a father is to help him see the value in making Jewish history, culture and traditions a part of him -- he can decide on the religious part on his own -- so that he might one day pass it all on to his own child.

Why We Should Leave Canada's National Anthem Alone

Erin O'Toole | Posted 06.10.2016 | Canada Politics
Erin O'Toole

After only seven months in office, this new government believes they have the right to unilaterally rewrite or recast the heritage they inherited. Even more troubling is the way they are framing the debate about the change to our anthem.

This Nutritious Neolithic Wild Pea Is Making A Huge Comeback

Tamara Griffiths | Posted 04.19.2016 | Canada Living
Tamara Griffiths

In the Middle Ages, roveja still endured as the staple diet eaten in the form of a "puls," which is an ancient Roman-style of porridge and consumed with a savoury sauce on top. Over time roveja was forgotten. By the 1990s only a few local people remembered roveja, and some found the plants growing in gullies or near streams.

Officials Wanted To Highlight Aboriginals, Women At Canada 150

CP | Jordan Press, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.27.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA — Newly disclosed documents show federal officials wanted to mark key contributions by aboriginal people and women to Canadian history as a w...

How to Leave a Legacy Worth Remembering

Robb Lucy | Posted 09.03.2016 | Canada Living
Robb Lucy

If you were taken away tomorrow, what do you think your legacy would be? Most of us, it seems, are happy to wait and hear what our eulogist thinks our legacies are. A little late, don'tcha think? I think it's time to lighten up the legacy conversation by creating and enjoying a variety of legacies that you can enjoy now!

5 Reasons Why You Should Head Up to Halifax Right Now

Vitamin Daily | Posted 08.29.2016 | Canada Travel
Vitamin Daily

Lobster rolls, sandy beaches, lighthouses -- Halifax, Nova Scotia, is practically begging to be explored. Here's what (we think) you shouldn't miss.

Stop Asking Me "Where Are You From?"

Rachel Bulatovich | Posted 03.23.2015 | Canada Living
Rachel Bulatovich

I get asked a lot about my "heritage." I hate that word, the concept, and everything that tags along with it. In a lot of situations -- social, professional, or other -- I find it completely out of context and irrelevant. Sure, if you're talking about your grandmothers' cooking, it might be a salient thing to ask, but the majority of the time, it just makes you sound ignorant, especially if you push for an answer when the subject seems uncomfortable. Then you're just rude.

How the Harper Government Manipulates Canadian History

Stéphane Dion | Posted 10.15.2014 | Canada Politics
Stéphane Dion

We must pay tribute to the courage and sacrifices of our soldiers, past and present, and highlight their essential contribution to peace and democracy. But we must also highlight the other remarkable aspects of Canadian history. The 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation is almost here and its preparations are lagging. Mr Harper and his Heritage minister, Shelly Glover, seem unable to give the celebration a clear focus. There is room for concern that once again, they will be content with showcasing Canada's military feats and refuse to acknowledge everything else that has made our nation a source of hope and envy in the world.

My Canada Is Defined By Homemade Pasta, Not Tim Horton's

Julie Rusciolelli | Posted 08.26.2014 | Canada Living
Julie Rusciolelli

My parents raised me with an Italian paintbrush against a stark blank Canadian canvas which we discovered together slowly and willingly as a family, and on my own life's journey through school, work, marriage and raising a family.

Whitewashing Remembrance: I Wear A Poppy For Native Veterans

Elizabeth Hawksworth | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Elizabeth Hawksworth

I choose to wear the poppy for a different reason. I choose to wear it because as a woman with Native ancestry, I want to remember those whose faces we never see in the Heritage moments or on the Remembrance Day TV spots. While we remember the many veterans who fought in the many wars Canada has been involved in, the iconic images of these veterans are whitewashed.

Bold Colours, Fresh Prints: Kazakhstan Fashion Week 2012 | Posted 08.07.2012 | Canada Style

At Kazakhstan Fashion Week, tradition, modernity and global essence are combined to create a visually stunning Fall/Winter 2012 season. Held in Almaty, Kazakhstan, we have honed on key designers who we feel really made a unique fashion statement.

Tories Plan To Party Like It's 1812

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.12.2011 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The public's knowledge of the War of 1812 might be a bit sketchy, but Canadians might not easily forget who's banging the drum for the bicent...

Saskatchewan's Government-Run Secret Burial Ground

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.07.2011 | Canada

REGINA - Somewhere along the South Saskatchewan River, lying beneath whispering prairie grass, is a secret aboriginal burial ground owned and operated...