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Rose Fortune: Canada’s First Female Police Officer

Born in Philadelphia in 1774 to two runaway slaves, Rose Fortune moved to Nova Scotia in 1783 at the age of 10 with her...

Canada’s Touch of Motown: Bobby Taylor & The Vancouvers

When someone says Motown, you instantly think of the great nation to the south, LA or Detroit, and the start of a whole style...

On This Day: Mandela Was Released From Prison

On this day in 1990, Nelson Mandela, famous for his position as the leader of the movement to end South African apartheid, was released...

Ferguson Jenkins: First Canadian in Baseball Hall of Fame

Born in Chatham, Ontario in 1942, Ferguson Jenkins, more popularly known as “Fergie” left his mark on the world by playing in the MLB...

George Dixon: First Canadian-born Boxing Champion.

Born in Africville, Halifax Nova Scotia in 1870, George Dixon holds quite a few first to his name. Not only is he the first...

Black History Month

Today, February 1st, marks the start of Black History month, which originated in the United States, but as been recognized by the Canadian government...
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