World Cup 2022: Round of 16

The knockout stages of the FIFA World Cup are now ready to begin with the Round of 16 set.

Let’s look at the matchups:

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Argonauts Celebrate 18th Grey Cup Title

On November 24th, 2022, the Toronto Argonauts celebrated their win in the 109th Grey Cup game. The win marks their 18th title, the most of any team. They have also won the Cup in their last seven trips to the big game and beat the Winnipeg Blue Bombers all seven times they faced them in the Grey Cup game.

Hénoc Muamba was named the Most Valuable Player and the Most Valuable Canadian.

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109th Grey Cup Game

The 109th Grey Cup goes down today in Regina, Saskatchewan. The East Division is represented by the Toronto Argonauts (11-7) and the West Division is represented by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (15-3).

The Grey Cup

The Argonauts beat the Montreal Alouettes in the East Final while the Blue Bombers beat the BC Lions in the West Final. Both teams finished first in their respectful divisions. This is the 24th time the Argonauts have played in the Grey Cup and have a league leading 17 Grey Cup victories. The is the 27th Grey Cup appearance for the Blue Bombers who are looking for their 13th Grey Cup title.

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Team Canada at the FIFA World Cup

Team Canada is ready to make its’ second appearance at the FIFA World Cup in Qatar which starts in a few days time. The last time Team Canada participated was in 1986.

Team Canada will consist of:

Goalkeepers:

Dayne St. Clair
James Pantemis
Milan Borjan

Defencemen:

Alistair Johnston
Sam Adekugbe
Kamal Miller
Steven Vitória
Richie Laryea
Derek Cornelius
Joel Waterman

Midfielders:

Samuel Piette
Stephen Eustáquio
Liam Fraser
Atiba Hutchinson
Mark-Anthony Kaye
Ismaël Koné
Jonathan Osorio
David Wotherspoon

Forwards:

Lucas Cavallini
Junior Hoilett
Tajon Buchanan
Iké Ugbo
Cyle Larin
Alphonso Davies
Jonathan David
Liam Millar

Team Canada will play in Group F and will play Belgium (November 23rd), Croatia (November 27th), and Morocco (December 1st.)

Team Canada will be in the 2026 FIFA World Cup as a co-host alongisde the United States, and Mexico.

So, let’s cheer on Team Canada! Go Canada Go!

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Remembrance Day 2022

Today, November 11th 2022, we mark Remembrance Day in Canada and the sacrifices made by our military during the many conflicts Canada has been involved in.

Canadians have a long tradition of joining its allies in conflicts when required and to successfully fight in many difficult situations in order that we all may enjoy the freedoms that we enjoy today.

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Dame Angela Landsbury Passes Away at 96

Dame Angela Landsbury, known for her role as Jessica Fletcher on Murder, She Wrote, has passed away at 96 just days before her 97th birthday.

Dame Angela was born on October 16th, 1925 in the St. Pancras area of London, England to Moyna Macgill and Edgar Lansbury.

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Flying Dutchman at the COC

October 7th, 2022 saw the opening night performance of the revival of the Christopher Alden production of the Richard Wagner’s Der Fliegende Hollander (The Flying Dutchman) at the Canadian Opera Company (COC.)

The production stars Johan Reuter (The Dutchman), Marjorie Owens (Senta), Franz-Josef Selig (Daland), Christopher Ventris (Erik), Rosie Aldridge (Mary), and Miles Mykkanen (The Steersman.) The COC Orchestra is conducted by the COC Music Director, Maestro Johannes Debus. Allan Moyer designed the costumes and the set. Marilyn Gronsdal is the revival director.

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Tony La Russa Retires Again

Tony La Russa has announced his retirement as a manager again. He was the manager of the Chicago White Sox for the 2001 and 2022 seasons.

Tony La Russa start out as a manager with the Chicago White Sox in 1979. He then became the manager of the Oakland Athletics from 1986 to 1995, and then the St. Louis Cardinals from 1996 to 2011.

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50 Years Since Summit Series

On September 28th, 1972, the Summut Series ended in Moscow with Team Canada winning against the USSR Team with four wins, three losses, and one tie.

The USSR team dominated early in the series, winning three of the first five games, with Canada winning one game and the other game ending in a draw. The Canadians would win the last three games to win the series.

The first four games took place in Canada, and the last four took place in Moscow. The four games in Canada were spread out across the country: Montreal (Game #1), Toronto (Game #2), Winnipeg (Game #3), and Vancouver (Game #4.)

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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has Passed Away

Buckingham Palace has announced the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada, and 14 other realms. Her Majestyy passed away at 96 at Balmoral Castle, her home in Scotland.

Her Majesty reigned for over 70 after ascending the throne in February 1952 upon the death of her father, King George VI.

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