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Canada Waits For Christmas – December 22nd

It’s nearly Christmas here at what feels like the North Pole! Welcome to December 22nd of the virtual Advent calendar of Canadian art and culture. In these write-ups, I have woefully under-represented Canadian books and authors. So today we’ll look at a work by Thomas King. Thomas King immigrated to Canada in 1980 from the […]

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Canada Waits For Christmas – December 21st

Hello! I’m glad you’re here. Let’s get right to it, shall we? Here’s Rita MacNeil (1944-2013), from Big Pond on Nova Scotia’s Cape Breton Island, with her song “Christmas at Home” from the album by the same name. The Advent calendar of Canadian art and culture’s featured artist for today is Saskatchewan artist Molly Clark. […]

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Canada Waits For Christmas – December 20th

Let’s see what’s behind this door of the virtual Advent calendar of Canadian art and culture. First is a random photo of the Christmas planter that I created out of shock more than anything. “Shock at what?” you ask. I wanted to buy something cute and festive for the front step this season, so I […]

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Canada Waits For Christmas – December 19th

Hello again! December 19th already. Today, I found hidden behind the cardboard door of the Canadian art and culture Advent calendar some very nice art pieces by Karin Richter who works with pastels, oils, acrylics, and watercolours to create colourful Canadian scenes. Early on, this artist-to-be completed her professional training in foreign languages and worked […]

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Canada Waits For Christmas – December 18th

Hi there! It’s been a couple of days. I got caught up in some activities, mainly cooking and eating, which kept me away from the Advent calendar of Canadian art and culture. Nice to be here again. Besides cooking and eating, I made a useful discovery. Last year, when I attempted to skate, I discovered […]

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Canada Waits For Christmas – December 15th

Welcome to the 15th day of this virtual Advent calendar of Canadian art and culture. I hope you’re doing well. Today I have something to tell you that I found out about not too long ago. So, I really like this band, originally formed in Edmonton, called The Pursuit of Happiness. To my delight, I […]

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Canada Waits For Christmas – December 12th

WordPress gives me daily writing prompts that I don’t want. Today’s is “Who do you envy?” That’s easy. I envy anyone not receiving these daily writing prompts unprompted. Yes, I have asked for them to be hidden. Alas, they are not. But enough about me. Let’s see what’s behind the next cardboard door of this […]

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Canada Waits For Christmas – December 4th

What Canadian cultural treasure will reveal itself first from behind the tiny cardboard door of the calendar today? Please let it be rock’n’roll… It is! It is rock’n’roll! The Tragically Hip‘s song “Thompson Girl” from their most awesome album Phantom Power was released in 1998. According to Wikipedia, it won the 1999 Juno Awards for […]

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Canada Waits For Christmas – December 1st

Canada Waits For Christmas is my Advent calendar series celebrating cold Canadian culture and giving a shout-out to those artists and influencers from north of the 49th parallel. Got an idea for the “calendar”? Share it with me in the comments. As I write this, the temperature is -25 degrees Celsius, the snow is piled […]

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