Monthly Archives: June 2018

Exclusive Canada Day Offer!

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Canada’s Maple Woods – Set of Three – V.1

Canadian Maple Woods Prints 
By Artist Jennifer Morse

“The sky in autumn is bluer than at any other time of year. On a perfect day in October, maple leaves are fluorescent against the sky. I woke up to that one morning two years ago. I dragged an 8’ x 4’ board into the woods, piled tubes of paints at my feet and started mixing and layering colours. The sunlight illuminated the leaves. It was like a cathedral, with light streaming through red, orange, gold, lime and blue stained glass.  I didn’t realize my feet were soaked until dusk forced me to stop. The next day the leaves fell.”

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By Artist Jennifer Morse

4 Vertical Prints Versions
3 Horizontal Prints Versions

Canada’s Maple Woods triptychs

1 Set of Three – Vertical
1 Set of Three – Horizontal

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O CANADA POSTERS!
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O Canada is Canada’s national anthem. It represents all Canadians and all corners of our country. Display your Canadian pride by displaying one or more of our new O Canada posters in your home or workplace.

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Canada’s Ultimate Story
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O Canada tells our story from our first peoples through to our achievements in space. With hundreds of photos and illustrations, this entertaining magazine is full of Canadiana, personalities, achievements and amazing statistics.

• Written by award-winning author Don Gillmor
• Introduction by CBC’s Rick Mercer
• Who are our greatest Canucks?
• Relive Canada’s most defining moments!

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Simply Connect

Will you join us for #GivingInJuly?

Note this item from the Wreaths Across America organization.


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It is during the holidays that our deployed servicemen and women miss home the most and there are empty seats at family gatherings. And generally, it is during the holidays, when conflict and strife are replaced by charity and goodwill toward one another. But we want our country’s veterans to be thought of and honored each and every day of the year, not just in December. 
It is with this in mind, that as many promote Christmas in July programs we choose to celebrate“Giving in July.” Throughout the month, Wreaths Across America will be partnering nationally with five other like-minded nonprofits that each give back to the veteran and military communities through their own programs and initiatives. This is in addition to the thousands of Fundraising Groups across the country already working hard to support local participating cemeteries. By sponsoring a wreath(s) through the designated pages for each group you will not only sponsor a veterans’ wreath to be placed in honor of an American hero next December, but $5 of each $15 contribution will go directly to the featured group to help support their mission!

Over the last ten years, Wreaths Across America has given back more than $8M to other nonprofits through the same fundraising program*, while sharing the mission to Remember, Honor, Teach.

Our veterans and our current military serve and protect us 365 days a year, providing us with freedoms that we enjoy as citizens every day in this country. Please join us in sharing their stories.

With gratitude,
Karen Worcester

*If you are part of or know a nonprofit who would benefit from this type of fundraiser, you can register here

#GivingInJuly Partners

The Gary Sinise Foundation
The Gary Sinise Foundation was established under the philanthropic direction of a forty-year advocate for our nation’s defenders, actor Gary Sinise. Its outreach supports those who sacrifice to defend our country: active duty, veterans, first responders, and their loved ones.
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The Maine Troop Greeters & Museum
The mission of the Maine Troop Greeters is to express the Nation’s (and our) gratitude and appreciation to the Troops, for those going overseas for a safe return and for those returning for a joyful homecoming and to make their (hopefully brief) stay in Bangor as comfortable and pleasant as possible. Additionally we will honor the trust placed in us by these troops by preserving and perpetuating the donations entrusted to our care, through display, education and sharing of these collections.
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Honor and Remember
The organization Honor and Remember pays tribute to all military lives lost, not only while serving on active duty but also as a result of serving. Military deaths in all wars or conflicts and all branches of service from our nation’s inception are recognized.
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America’s Mighty Warriors
Debbie Lee founded America’s Mighty Warriors, after her son Marc was the first Navy SEAL to be killed in Iraq on August 2, 2006. In Marc’s Last Letter Home, he asked for friends and family to “pass on the love and kindness and precious gift of human life.” Since then, America’s Mighty Warriors has been fighting to support our troops, the fallen and their families and to work with like-minded organizations to do the same.
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Travis Manion Foundation
TMF is uniting communities to strengthen America’s national character. In an increasingly divisive cultural climate, we unite and strengthen communities. Our nation needs role models that inspire and we should look no further than the civic assets already living in our communities. Veterans and families of the fallen are leading the charge, pushing us to be better versions of ourselves and improving our collective character. 
Sponsor a Wreath
To find a Fundraising Group near you and contribute to their effort click here.

MONTHLY FEATURES

Drivers Needed
Wreaths Across America is looking for professional drivers to sign up to haul veterans’ wreaths this December. Visittrucking.wreathsacrossamerica.org to sign up today!

Did You Know?
Last week, Country Music Singer Craig Morgan received the Army’s Outstanding Civilian Service Award in recognition of his dedication to entertaining troops and their families around the world. Wreaths Across America’s Founder Morrill Worcester was also a recipient of this same award in 2015 for his contribution to remembering and honoring our fallen and their families. Read more here.
NEW RELEASE!
The newly designed and just released I OWE YOU cards not only help you say thank you to our service members and veterans, they outline the PLEDGE that you are making as a citizen to do more for our military families and veterans. 
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Pirates and desert isles

From the Legion Magazine.


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Of contemptible pirates and desert isles: The saga of Captain Barnabas Lincoln

Of contemptible pirates and desert isles:
The saga of Captain Barnabas Lincoln

Story by Stephen J. Thorne

On Nov. 13, 1821, Captain Barnabas Lincoln and his crew, including a Newfoundlander, set sail from Boston aboard the schooner Exertion. They were bound for the Cuban town of Trinidad loaded with foodstuffs and furniture. They had no idea what they were in for, when his ship was boarded by armed pirates.

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Battle of the Somme Video

Military Moments | Battle of the Somme

Narrated by Linden MacIntyre

It was the most tenacious, grim, futile and bloody fight ever waged in the history of war.

Legion Magazine and Canada’s Ultimate Story present Military Moments | Battle of the Somme.  Narrated by Canadian journalist, broadcaster and novelist Linden MacIntyre, the video explores the devastation of one of the bloodiest battles in history, where more than 1.3 million soldiers on both sides were killed or wounded. #LestWeForget #TheSomme

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Blood in the Mud | 360 VR-Experience Video

Blood in the Mud | 360 VR-Experience

A new bilingual, interactive 360° VR-EXPERIENCE from Legion Magazine—“Blood in the Mud 360°”—examines the role of the Newfoundland Regiment and the Canadian Expeditionary Force in the monumental First World War battle that took place more than 100 years ago on both sides of the Somme River in France, from July 1 to Nov. 18, 1916. The assault at Beaumont-Hamel on July 1 saw the Newfoundlanders all but wiped out in only 30 minutes. The Battle of the Somme continued for more than four months, and more than 1.3 million soldiers on both sides were killed or wounded. Through a virtual battlefield tour, this video explores the sacrifices of the Newfoundland and Canadian soldiers, placing the events of Beaumont-Hamel into the context of the Battle of the Somme and the greater war.

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Forget-me-not prints
This week in history
This Week in History

June 28, 1914

Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie are assassinated by a Serbian nationalist, setting off a series of events leading to the start of the First World War.

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Hearing Life

‘Superb’ Arctic History | An Army of Nurses | Summer Reading Guide | Original Highways | Latest Top Sellers

Note several military history items in this edition of Canada’s History.


I think of life as a good book. The further you get into it the more it begins to make sense. – Harold Kushner
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Northwest passages

Books reviewed in the June-July issue of Canada’s Historymagazine include Ken McGoogan’s Dead Reckoning: The Untold Story of the Northwest Passage. Reviewer Dave Obee calls the book “superb” and says it “reflects the increasing awareness and acknowledgement of Indigenous involvement in the exploration of the North, as well as rescue missions.”

Charlotte Gray reviews two books: Sarah Glasford’s Mobilizing Mercy: A History of the Canadian Red Cross and Linda J. Quiney’s This Small Army of Women: Canadian Volunteer Nurses and the First World War. And in the same issue Lyle Dick writes about Adam Shoalts’s A History of Canada in Ten Maps: Epic Stories of Charting a Mysterious Land and Barbara Mitchell’s Mapmaker: Philip Turnor in Rupert’s Land in the Age of Enlightenment.

Other books highlighted in this issue include Rivals for Power: Ottawa and the Provinces, by Ed Whitcomb; The Raftsmen, by Ryan Barnett, with illustrations by Dmitry Bondarenko; and The Endless Battle: The Fall of Hong Kong and Canadian POWs in Imperial Japan, by Andy Flanagan.

Our book reviews can be found both in Canada’s History magazine and on our CanadasHistory.cawebsite.

Travelling solo

Along with the many Canadian history titles released each year by dedicated publishers, we receive a handful of self-published books. On our website we’ve highlighted a selection of these books that includes stories of policing, immigration, mining, environmental catastrophes, and archaeological finds, as well as one historical fiction title. See the list here.

Highways to history

Recipients of the Reading Den are automatically entered to win a bundle of three Canadian-history books courtesy of Penguin Random House Canada. One winner will receive Ingenious: How Canadian Innovators Made the World Smarter, Smaller, Kinder, Safer, Healthier, Wealthier, and Happier, by David Johnston and Tom Jenkins, A History of Canada in Ten Maps: Epic Stories of Charting a Mysterious Land, by Adam Shoalts, and Original Highways: Travelling the Great Rivers of Canada, by Roy MacGregor.

Summer Reading Guide

The June-July issue ofCanada’s History magazine includes our annual Summer Reading Guide, which you can also browse online. Publishers showcase their latest Canadian history titles along with a books about food, politics, and travel, plus titles for young readers. You can purchase books by linking directly from the online edition of the Summer Reading Guide to our partner Chapters-Indigo.

Top 10 Bestsellers

  1. Seven Fallen Feathers: Racism, Death, and Hard Truths
  2. Mapmaker: Philip Turnor in Rupert’s Land
  3. Travellers through Empire: Indigenous Voyages
  4. Art Deco Architecture Across Canada
  5. Nova Scotia’s Lost Communities
  6. The Raftsmen
  7. Canada’s Dream Shall Be of Them
  8. Ingenious: Canadian Innovators
  9. Innocent Heroes: Animals in the First World War
  10. Reluctant Warriors: Canadian Conscripts
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RELEASED TODAY – Battle of the Somme | Narrated by Linden MacIntyre

From the Legion Magazine.


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Military Moments | Battle of the Somme

Military Moments | Battle of the Somme
Narrated by Linden MacIntyre

It was the most gigantic, tenacious, grim, futile and bloody fight ever waged in the history of war.

In leading up to the 102nd anniversary of the Battle of the Somme on July 1Legion Magazine and Canada’s Ultimate Story present Military Moments | Battle of the Somme. Written by Don Gillmor and narrated by Canadian journalist, broadcaster and novelist Linden MacIntyre, the video explores the devastation of one of the bloodiest battles in history where more than 1.3 million soldiers on both sides were killed or wounded. #LestWeForget #TheSomme

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Are you ready for Canada Day? 
Step into Canada’s rich history! Have a look at our collection of products below!

Select-Your-Own-5-Volume Set
O Canada | The history of our home and native land

BEST SELLER!

O Canada:
The history of our
home and native land

Only $14.95 + shipping and taxes

O Canada tells our story from our first peoples through to our achievements in space. With hundreds of photos and illustrations, this entertaining magazine is full of Canadiana, personalities, achievements and amazing statistics.

• Written by award-winning author Don Gillmor
• Introduction by CBC’s Rick Mercer
• Who are our greatest Canucks?
• Relive Canada’s most defining moments!

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Performance enhancers and war go hand in hand

From the Legion Magazine.


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Performance enhancers and war go hand in hand

Performance enhancers and war go hand in hand

Story by Stephen J. Thorne

The use of performance-enhancing drugs has a long history in war, both as a product of state-sanctioned programs and illicit use by participants. Stimulants such as cocaine and amphetamines have been used to create better soldiers by improving stamina, overcoming sleeplessness, eliminating fatigue and boosting fighting spirit. Downers such as alcohol, opiates, morphine, heroin, marijuana and barbiturates have addressed with varying success the soldier’s greatest enemy—shattered nerves.

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Medical aid in the deep freeze

Medical aid in the deep freeze

Story by Sharon Adams

Climate change has increased interest—and traffic—in the Arctic. This raises new threats to national security and sovereignty and increases chances of environmental disasters, shipwrecks and plane crashes, any of which may call for the scrambling of the Canadian Armed Forces, at any time of the year.

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This week in history
This Week in History

June 19, 1917

King George V (right), seen here with his cousin Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, orders the royal surname changed from the Germanic Saxe-Coburg-Gotha to Windsor.

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