Bahamian-American actor Sidney Poitier, KBE has passed away at the age of 94, a month prior to his 95th birthday.
Mr. Poitier was born on February 20th, 1927 in Miami, Florida to Reginald James and Evelyn Poitier who were farmers on
Cat Island in The Bahamas. Continue reading
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2021 has come to an end, so I would like to present my annual ‘Year in Review’.
2021 has become a second straight ‘Annus Horribilis’ as we have dealt with the
COVID pandemic. This included lockdowns and restrictions during the second and third waves of the pandemic and the fourth wave continuing to cause concern. While many have been vaccinated, and booster shots being given out towards the end of the year, the country is still dealing with the effects of the pandemic.
2021 still managed to be a busy year, though.
Betty White (copyright David Shankbone – Betty White David Shankbone 2010 NYC)
Famed actress Betty White has passed away at the age of 99.
Ms. White is well known as
Sue Ann Nivens on and as The Mary Tyler Moore Show Rose Nylund on and The Golden Girls , as well as The Golden Palace Elka Ostrovsky on . Hot in Cleveland
Ms. White’s career spanned almost her entire life, starting out in radio at the age of 8. She then transitioned over to television as she got older.
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Archbishop Desmond Tutu has passed away at the age of 90.
Archbishop Tutu was born October 7th, 1931in
Klerksdorp, South Africa to Zachariah Zelilo Tutu and his wife, Allen Dorothea Mavoertsek Mathlare.
He would become a teacher in 1951, prior to becoming an Anglican priest. He would be ordained in December 1960.
I just want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas.
May you spend your Christmas with family and friends and have a wonderful and enjoyable Christmas.
The year is coming to a close and I would also like to thank everyone who has read my Blog this year for all the support as it is very appreciated. Thank you.
Team Canada recently announced its’ roster for the 2022 World Juniors, which start Boxing Day.
Team Canada opens up the tournament on Boxing Day against the Czech Republic and today is starting pre-tournament play. As part of Group A, we will also be playing Austria, Finland, and Germany.
The team is looking for revenge after last year’s Silver Medal. The team went undefeated until the Gold Medal Game, which we lot 2-0 to the USA.
The team consists of:
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Here are a couple of videos I managed to pick up this week at Toronto’s Union Station of some VIA Rail action:
Train #73 on Wednesday December 1st, 2021:
Train #84 arriving at Union on Thursday December 2nd, 2021:
Train #87 backing into Union on Thursday December 2nd, 2021:
Enjoy the videos!
Today, November 12th, 2021, marks the 90th Anniversary of the opening of
Maple Leaf Gardens.
The Gardens was built by Conn Smythe to be the home of the Toronto Maple Leafs hockey team and would be owned by the company formed to run both the team and arena,
Maple Leaf Gardens Limited.
On November 12, 1931, the Maple Leafs would host the Chicago Blackhawks, officially opening the Gardens.
Today, November 11th 2021, 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.
2021 also marks the
100th Anniversary of the Remembrance Poppy in Canada. Continue reading
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117th edition of the World Series is set to begin tonight in Houston.
The series features National League Pennant winners,
Atlanta Braves, and American League Pennant winners, Houston Astros.
This is the fifth time that the two teams have met in the postseason, but the first time in the World Series. The previous five meetings came in the
National League Division Series when the Astros were in the N.L. This also marks the second time that teams that have previously met in a divisional series have met in the World Series, following the 2017 World Series. Continue reading
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