This episode was originally produced to air on the 100th anniversary of the founding of Parks Canada.
Fire struck Montreal back in 1765. We spoke with Tyler Wood, of Centre d'histoire de Montréal about fires in Montreal.
On this day back in 1929, Colin Jack Caldwell became the first Canadian to save his life by parachute when he jumped out of a Vickers Vedette over Montreal on May 17th 1929. To learn more we spoke with Shirley Render, the executive director of the The Western Canada Aviation Museum in Winnipeg.
We spoke with Canadian arts advocate and author of "The Hockey Sweater" who was born on this date back in 1937.
We spoke with D’Arcy O’Connor, author of “Montreal’s Irish Mafia: The True Story of the Infamous West End Gang.”
Back in 1947, children across Canada organized and protested the rising cost of chocolate bars.
The town of Hudson, Quebec passed North America's first ban of the non-essential use of Pesticides on this date back in 1991. To learn more, we spoke with Ashley Jensen of the Canadian Cancer Society.
The first of many American prospectors heading north to the Klondike passed through what is now Stewart, British Columbia on this day back in 1898. To learn more about Sam Steele of the North West Mounted Police we spoke with Charlotte Gray author of "Gold Diggers: Striking it Rich in the Klondike".
Stu Hart, founder of Stampede Wrestling was born on May 3, 1915. To learn more we spoke with Heath McCoy, author of "Pain and Passion: the History of Stampede Wrestling".
An estimated 70 people perished when the side of Turtle Mountain buried part of Frank, Alberta.
Expo 67 was a showcase for Canada's cool side. We spoke with Dr. Bryan Palmer author of "Canada's 1960's: The Ironies of Identity in a Rebellious Era" about the upside and downside of having a Prime Minister that many Canadians view as sexy.
York was sacked by American forces during the War of 1812 on this day back in 1813.
Queen Elizabeth II was born on this date back in 1926. To discuss the role of the monarchy in Canada we spoke with Josh Traptow of the Monarchist League of Canada.
Charles Mallory Hatfield, an American rainmaker, arrived in Medicine Hat on this day back in 1921.
The battles of Lexington of Concord sparked the American Revolutionary War on this date back in 1775. To learn more about the slaves who fought for the British and eventually settled in Nova Scotia we spoke with Beverly Cox of the The Black Loyalist Heritage Society, located in Birchtown, Nova Scotia.
British and Canadian troops liberated prisoners at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp on April 15, 1945. To learn more about the legacy of holocaust survivors in Canada we spoke with Sabrina Moisan of the Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre.
We spoke with Kenneth Bagnell, the author of "The Little Immigrants: The Orphans Who Came to Canada".
On this day back in 1938, the British-born conservationist Grey Owl passed away.
New Brunswick's 104th Foot Regiment arrived in Kingston on this date back in 1813. Their march from Fredericton covered over 1100km. To learn more we spoke to Historian and author of "The Road to Canada: The Grand Communications Route from Saint John to Quebec", Gary Campbell.
April 11, 1917 marked the third day of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. We spoke with Dr. Patrick Brennan of the University of Calgary about the leadership of lieutenant-general Julian Byng.