Monday, May 6, 2013

Canadian Week in Review

06 May 2013

I have come across the following Canadian websites, blogs, Facebook, and newspaper articles this past week that were of interest to me, and I thought you might be interested in them, too


Heritage Ships $$ While researching various immigrant routes from Europe to Canada, I came across this site which has photos of different Canadian (and others ports) ports.


PEI Heritage Buildings I have written about this blog before, and it bears mentioning again, because Carter has been out taking more pictures of buildings (houses, factories, barns) in Canada’s smallest province - Prince Edward Island.

Climbing Greenwood This blog covers the surname of GREENWOOD in Quebec (1638-1860s), and New Brunswick (17th and 18th centuries). I am sure that you will be taken, as I was, by the account of cholera in Quebec, where the province lost “3,800 people dead in the three and a half months after the first victim fell in June, 1832.”

Facebook- YouTube – Video

There is a short 30 second video called Celebrate Canada’s Asian Heritage with transcript.


Chignecto-Central Regional Heritage Fair To see who won this year’s Heritage Fair, go to

Calgary author Tyler Trafford traces an unlikely family history full of loss, secrets and the famous wartime great escape Gail from Montreal just recently read this book and here is what she had to say “I read this terrific book in two short days. A great read, especially for genealogists who are thinking about writing their family history. It is wonderful to read how the author uncovers a love story in 99 letters and telegrams written during WWII”.

Bruce Cockburn donates archives to McMaster University He will donate notebooks, musical arrangements, gold records, letters, scrapbooks, nearly 1,000 recordings and even three guitars

A man on a mission across Canada Kevin McCormick is on an 18-month mission to mark the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War by ensuring that the sacrifices made by the men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces are not forgotten.

D.V. Currie Armoury marks centennial anniversary Many of Canada’s armouries are celebrating their 100th year anniversary this year, and D.W. Currie Armoury in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan is celebrating theirs this year.

Cruise caters to genealogists The ninth annual Wholly Genes Genealogy Conference and Cruise is being planned for Oct 17-25, with about 17 hours of genealogy and technology lectures offered on the ship.

The ship will depart from Baltimore, Md., and then visit Portland, Maine; Bar Harbor, Maine; St. John, New Brunswick; and Halifax, Nova Scotia before returning to Baltimore.

Pictures and Story of the Week

Asian Heritage Month

Asian Heritage Month has been celebrated in the United States since 1979, but in December 2001, the Senate adopted a motion proposed by Senator Vivienne Poy (a former OGS Patron) to officially designate May as Asian Heritage Month in Canada. In May 2002, the Government of Canada signed an official declaration to designate May as Asian Heritage Month

There is a Calendar of Events at

There is a game for the children at Asian Heritage Month Word Find

The next Canadian Week in Review will be issued Monday May 13, 2013