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All Small Towns of Canada in one place. Digital Project for Small Towns communities, fans, professionals to help them to communicate.
All Small Towns of Canada in one place. Digital Project for Small Towns communities, fans, professionals to help them to communicate.

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We want to ask you to join new community innoWayTour.

We are going to test innoWayTour | Travel Planning System with 1000 Towns of Canada's friends soon.
The website is http://innowaytour.com/

https://plus.google.com/u/2/communities/109037213610946675190

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We want to ask you to join new community innoWayTour.

We are going to test innoWayTour | Travel Planning System with 1000 Towns of Canada's friends soon.
The website is http://innowaytour.com/

https://plus.google.com/u/2/communities/109037213610946675190

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Hi Neighbors, If you have ever been to Brantford to Live, Work, Play, Visit or just want to know a bit more about us then feel free to check out our Community at: https://plus.google.com/communities/105950667208116757530

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YARMOUTH NS IS HOME TOWN OF “IT’S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS”

The well-known song “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” was written in Town of Yarmouth, Novas Scotia. The American composer Meredith Willson wrote it while staying in Yarmouth’s Grand Hotel.

Moreover, Yarmouth is the home town of 1950’s richest Canadian Izaak Walton Killam.
http://www.1000towns.ca/izaak-walton-killam-1950s-richest-canadian/

MARRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL 1000 TOWNS OF CANADA FRIENDS!

#Canada150 #1000towns #christmas
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YARMOUTH NS IS HOME TOWN OF “IT’S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS”

The well-known song “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” was written in Town of Yarmouth, Novas Scotia. The American composer Meredith Willson wrote it while staying in Yarmouth’s Grand Hotel.

Moreover, Yarmouth is the home town of 1950’s richest Canadian Izaak Walton Killam.
http://www.1000towns.ca/izaak-walton-killam-1950s-richest-canadian/

MARRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL 1000 TOWNS OF CANADA FRIENDS!

#Canada150 #1000towns #christmas
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Humans of Small Towns: ROBERT-RALPH CARMICHAEL | LOONIE CREATOR

From: Echo Bay, Ontario

Robert-Ralph Carmichael was an artist who designed the image of the common loon on the reverse side of the Canadian one-dollar coin.
The one-dollar coin takes its name, loonie, from the image of the bird on the reverse. The artwork depicts a loon swimming in a lake, with coniferous trees visible on a point of land on the horizon.

Carmichael’s initials, RRC, are visible directly under the loon’s beak, between the ripples on the surface of the water.

Since June 30, 1987, when Carmichael’s loonie design went into circulation, it has been reproduced more than a billion times.

Robert-Ralph lived near the northern town of Echo Bay, Ontario in the scenic Sylvan Valley. Since 1992, the town has honoured Carmichael with a monument in the shape of the coin located along the highway.

The artist’s work has been exhibited across Canada at the National Gallery in Ottawa, the Beaverbrook Gallery in Fredericton, the Glenbow Institute in Calgary and the Tom Tomson Art Gallery in Owen Sound. It is also found in private and corporate collections.

- Born in 1937 in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
- Lived near Echo Bay, Ontario
- Died in 2016 in Sault Ste. Marie

http://www.1000towns.ca/robert-ralph-carmichael-loonie-creator/ #Canada150 #1000towns

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Humans of Small Towns: ROBERT-RALPH CARMICHAEL | LOONIE CREATOR

From: Echo Bay, Ontario

Robert-Ralph Carmichael was an artist who designed the image of the common loon on the reverse side of the Canadian one-dollar coin.
The one-dollar coin takes its name, loonie, from the image of the bird on the reverse. The artwork depicts a loon swimming in a lake, with coniferous trees visible on a point of land on the horizon.

Carmichael’s initials, RRC, are visible directly under the loon’s beak, between the ripples on the surface of the water.

Since June 30, 1987, when Carmichael’s loonie design went into circulation, it has been reproduced more than a billion times.

Robert-Ralph lived near the northern town of Echo Bay, Ontario in the scenic Sylvan Valley. Since 1992, the town has honoured Carmichael with a monument in the shape of the coin located along the highway.

The artist’s work has been exhibited across Canada at the National Gallery in Ottawa, the Beaverbrook Gallery in Fredericton, the Glenbow Institute in Calgary and the Tom Tomson Art Gallery in Owen Sound. It is also found in private and corporate collections.

- Born in 1937 in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
- Lived near Echo Bay, Ontario
- Died in 2016 in Sault Ste. Marie

http://www.1000towns.ca/robert-ralph-carmichael-loonie-creator/ #Canada150 #1000towns

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Humans of Small Towns: PAUL TRIQUET | VICTORIA CROSS RECIPIENT

From: Cabano, Quebec

Brigadier-General Paul Triquet was a Canadian recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest award for valour “in the face of the enemy”.

Paul Triquet was 33 years old, and a captain in the Royal 22e Régiment, Canadian Army, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps during the Second World War.

On December 14, 1943, Captain Triquet’s company, augmented by an Ontario Tank Regiment squadron, fiercely assaulted the fortified Casa Berardi. Enemy resistance cut them off from the rest of the regiment.

TRIQUET RALLIED HIS MEN BY SAYING,

“The enemy is before us, behind us, and on our flanks; the only safe place is the target.”
With only fifteen men and three tanks remaining, he continued to advance. By the time the regiment finally sent reinforcements the next day, Triquet’s group had repelled numerous counter-attacks. Triquet’s sense of duty and leadership earned him the Victoria Cross.

Listen INTERVIEW WITH PAUL TRIQUET AFTER CASA BERARDI, RADIO CBC, March 26, 1944.

- Born in 1910 in Cabano, Quebec
- Died in 1980 in Quebec City, Quebec

http://www.1000towns.ca/paul-triquet-victoria-cross-recipient/ #Canada150 #1000towns

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Humans of Small Towns: PAUL TRIQUET | VICTORIA CROSS RECIPIENT

From: Cabano, Quebec

Brigadier-General Paul Triquet was a Canadian recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest award for valour “in the face of the enemy”.

Paul Triquet was 33 years old, and a captain in the Royal 22e Régiment, Canadian Army, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps during the Second World War.

On December 14, 1943, Captain Triquet’s company, augmented by an Ontario Tank Regiment squadron, fiercely assaulted the fortified Casa Berardi. Enemy resistance cut them off from the rest of the regiment.

TRIQUET RALLIED HIS MEN BY SAYING,

“The enemy is before us, behind us, and on our flanks; the only safe place is the target.”
With only fifteen men and three tanks remaining, he continued to advance. By the time the regiment finally sent reinforcements the next day, Triquet’s group had repelled numerous counter-attacks. Triquet’s sense of duty and leadership earned him the Victoria Cross.

Listen INTERVIEW WITH PAUL TRIQUET AFTER CASA BERARDI, RADIO CBC, March 26, 1944.

- Born in 1910 in Cabano, Quebec
- Died in 1980 in Quebec City, Quebec

http://www.1000towns.ca/paul-triquet-victoria-cross-recipient/ #Canada150 #1000towns

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Humans of Small Towns: TANYA TAGAQ | THROAT SINGER

From: Cambridge Bay, Nunavut

Inuit throat singer and artist Tanya Tagaq won the Polaris Prize for best Canadian album in 2014, for Animism.

Tagaq studied visual arts at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and while there developed her own solo form of Inuit throat singing, which is normally done by two women.
Tagaq first became widely known both in Canada and internationally for her collaborations with Björk, including concert tours and the 2004 album Medúlla.
In December 2016, Tagaq was named a Member of the Order of Canada.

Watch: TANYA TAGAQ EXPLAINS THE SOUNDS OF THROAT SINGING

- Born in 1975 in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut

http://www.1000towns.ca/tanya-tagaq-throat-singer/ #Canada150 #1000towns
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