A Halloween Scare in Canada
Calgary zombies! Montreal ogres! From “Windsor, Toronto, Québec, and Grande Prairie, / The big, strong, and hairy, and terribly scary” A Halloween Scare in Canada (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky) by Eric James (author), Marina La Ray (illustrator) contains a silly group of scary monsters in this “humorous, creative story” and “Halloween adventure.” It’s Halloween night, and creatures and […]

A Halloween Scare in Canada: A Silly Spooky Story with ...

The Corpus Christi Procession, Nicolet, c. 1832
October 13, 1833 – Painter Joseph Légaré opened Canada’s first art gallery in Quebec City where he showed his personal collection of European canvases and engravings. Légaré purchased a number of paintings from the Abbé Desjardins collection, an extensive assortment of European canvases sent to Quebec from France at the time of the […]

Today in Canadian Art History: 1833 – Canada’s First Art ...

Bon Cop, Bad Cop
October 11, 2006 – Bon Cop, Bad Cop‘s producers claim that the film has become the highest-grossing Canadian film domestically having made $12,578,327 surpassing the $11.2 million Porky’s earned in Canada in the 80’s. However, the numbers are later disputed as not having taken inflation into account. * Source: Today in Canadian History

Today in Canadian Art History: Bon Cop, Bad Cop Beats ...

The WORN Archive: Fashion Journal about the Art, Ideas, & History of What We Wear is a cover-to-cover treat-filled delight for anyone who likes fashion, art, creativity, and above all style. Each page is filled with style-related expertise, experiences, opinions, and anecdotes from WORN writers affectionately known as Wornettes. …with each […]

The WORN Archive and the End of WORN Journal: The ...

Opening night of the O'Keefe Centre, 1960 - 2
October 1, 1960 – Toronto’s O’Keefe Centre for the Performing Arts opened with the premiere of Lerner and Loewe’s musical Camelot, starring Richard Burton, Julie Andrews, and Robert Goulet. The idea for a performing arts centre that could serve the needs of an increasingly dynamic city predates the building’s opening by almost 20 years. In […]

Today in Canadian History – October 1, 1960: Opening of ...

Do you have a child that’s interested in acting or performing? Then you need to get yourself some trustworthy information to be sure that your child or children will be treated fairly and ACTRA National has what you need in the Stage Parent Survival Guide by Robyne Baruchel, mother of Canadian actor […]

Stage Parent Survival Guide: A Must-Have for Parents of Canadian ...

September 8, 1952 – CBC Television launches in a night that The Globe and Mail reviewed as “cluttered but promising.” Broadcasting from a studio in Toronto, a nervous and excited team of journalists and entertainers offers the first evening’s entertainment. Canadians laugh at a three-puppet sketch featuring the eccentric character Uncle Chichimus. […]

Today in Canadian Art History: CBC Television Debuts [includes video]

Peeling Rambutan is the third poetry collection from Montreal-based poet Gillian Sze. Following Sze’s previous collections, Fish Bones (2009) and The Anatomy of Clay (2011), the beautifully-bound Peeling Rambutan “meditates upon the rifts between immigrant parents and their Canadian-born children and the struggle of overlapping values which sometimes arises when we view the complexity of […]

Peeling Rambutan: New Poetry from Montreal’s Gillian Sze (Review)

Take a look at Old Man Canyon‘s super-adorable video for Wiser, which followers a young adventurer on a journey through the streets of Vancouver. Website: Facebook: Twitter:

New Canadian Music Monday: Wiser by Old Man Canyon [includes ...

  If you’re involved in Canadian film, television, theatre, music, or dance, then you need to know about The Actors’ Fund of Canada “which provides emergency financial aid to assist cultural workers in recovering from an illness, injury or other circumstances causing severe economic and personal hardship.” The Actors’ Fund is a registered […]

The Actors’ Fund of Canada: Emergency Financial Aid for Canadian ...

Check out the video for ‘Back To You’, the first single from Canadian songwriter Billy the Kid’s fourth album ‘Horseshoes & Hand Grenades’ coming September 2014. Website: Twitter: Facebook:

New Canadian Music Monday: Back To You by Billy the ...

Introduce your children to poetry and Canadian geography at the same time with our downloadable printouts of Canada’s provinces and territories acrostic poem templates. Alberta British Columbia Quebec Ontario Manitoba Saskatchewan Prince Edward Island New Brunswick Newfoundland Nova Scotia Nunavut Northwest Territories Yukon

Canadian Provinces and Territories Acrostic Poem Downloads

Check out the new video for “Boys and Girls” from Toronto “rockers” The Balconies in advance of their upcoming cross-Canada tour. Website: Twitter: Facebook: Youtube: Bandcamp: Instagram:

New Canadian Music Monday: Boys and Girls by The Balconies ...

Taxes can be daunting for anyone and when you’re an artist or creative professional, things can seem even more complicated and confusing. I asked the team at Artbooks to give us their expertise as tax specialists that specifically work with artists and creative professionals. Artbooks was “launched over 20 years […]

What Canadian Artists Need to Know About Taxes: An Interview ...

Check out this live video from CBC Music of New Brunswick’s Matt Andersen performing “I Lost My Way” from his new album Weightless (Sonic Entertainment Group). Website: Twitter: Facebook: Youtube: Soundcloud:

New Canadian Music Monday: I Lost My Way by Matt ...

For the past 5 years, Jason Saulay has been working with the Actra Fraternal Benefit Society (AFBS) to build their profile through member-oriented programs. Recently, he has been promoting their health insurance solution (offered through a not-for-profit model) to self-employed people in the arts through the Arts & Entertainment Plan® and the Writers’ […]

What You Need to Know About Health Insurance for Artists: ...

Check out the video for RUN RUN by Toronto band The Number Line. Twitter: Facebook: Soundcloud: Youtube:

New Canadian Music Monday: RUN RUN by The Number Line ...

February 26, 1997 – Geddy Lee, Neil Peart, and Alex Lifeson of Rush became the first rock musicians to be inducted into the Order of Canada as Officers. It was also the first time a group, as opposed to an individual, was appointed. Members of the progressive rock trio, RUSH, these veterans […]

Today in Canadian Art History: February 26, 1997 – Rush ...

Listen to “88” by Lowell, the second song from her upcoming EP I Killed Sara V. Website: Twitter: Facebook: * Image credit: Norman Wong

New Canadian Music Monday: 88 by Lowell