It’s now the end of 2022. Looks take a look at what occurred this year:
Sidney Poitier Passed Away on January 7th at the age of 94.
Queen Elizabeth II Celebrated her Platinum Jubilee on February 6th.
Canada won 26 medals at the Winter Olympics.
On the 24th, Russia would invade Ukraine. The invasion would be ongoing throughout the year.
I attended the live HD broadcast of Don Carlos in the cimena on the 26th.
VIA Rail’s flagship train, the Canadian, went back to its’ pre-pandemic two day a week service. The first Wednesday departure of the train from Toronto departed May 4th. I was there to capture the departure.
I also attended some events during Doors Open Toronto at the end of the month.
In Ontario, a Provincial election occurred. The Progressive Conservatives under Doug Ford were returned to power with an increased majority.
On July 1st, Canada turned 155 years old.
On the 23rd, longtime owner and CEO of the WWE, Vince McMahon, retired after news reports that he had paid off female employees following relationships with them.
July also saw the passing of actors Tony Dow and Nichelle Nichols.
In August, Team Canada competed at the Commonwealth Games, winning 92 medals in total.
The Warriors’ Day Parade, and the CNE, returned after a two year hiatus due to the COVID pandemic.
I also reviewed a new biography about the recently retired Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel.
On September 8th, Queen Elizabeth II passed away just months after festivities to celebrate her Platinum Jubilee.
Canada celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Summit Series.
On October 8th, the Canadian Opera Company opened its’ first full season since the pandemic with a performance of The Flying Dutchman.
On the 11th, Dame Angela Landsbury passed away at 96.
In Ontario, municipal elections took place on the 24th. The election saw many mayors re-elected, including Bonnie Crombie, Patrick Brown, and John Tory as well as the election of former NDP leader and Leader of the Opposition, Andrea Horwath, as Mayor of Hamilton.
November 11th saw the first Remembrance Day services without restrictions sine 2019.
On the 21st, the Toronto Argonauts won a record 18th Grey Cup with a 24-23 win over the Winnipeg Blue Bomberrs in the 109th Grey Cup game from Regina. The Argonauts have now won the Grey Cup in seven straight appearances in the game, as well as winning all seven encounters in the Grey Cup game against the Blue Bombers. The Blue Bombers had won the previous two Grey Cups and were looking to create the first Dynasty since the Edmonton Eskimos won five straight Grey Cups from 1978-1982.
Canada also appeared in its’ second FIFA World Cup.
On December 4th, Bob McGrath passed away. He was famous for his work on “Sesame Street.”
Kirstie Alley would pass away on December 5th. She was well known for her roles on “Cheers” and in “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.”
Santa Claus Parades in many areas returned after a two year hiatus.
Argentina would win the World Cup on December 18th, beating defending Champions, France.
This year would also see the continuation of the COVID-19 pandemic, although most restrictions would be eased in many countries, with the return of normalcy in many countries.
Let’s look at some highlights of my blog:
The most popular posts were:
- Don Carlos Live in HD
- Argonauts Celebrate 18th Grey Cup Title
- Ontario General Election
- Flying Dutchman at the COC
- Queen Elizabeth II Celebrates Her Platinum Jubilee
The most popular month for views was March with 334 views.
Thanks for visiting this past year! And all the best in for 2023!