Two Canadian Winter Olympic Sport Pioneers

Two Canadian Winter Olympic Sport Pioneers

Two Canadian Winter Olympic Sport Pioneers By Fred Kallin The first Winter Olympics were held in Chamonix, France, at the base of Mont Blanc in 1924.  2022 is very close to the 100th Anniversary of the those first Winter games. In this article we will recognize a...
Ornaments from Christmases Past

Ornaments from Christmases Past

Ornaments from Christmases Past By Mary Ann Grant   Years ago, this writer became a collector of old-fashioned ornaments that fell out of favour with the advent of plastic. Whether antique, vintage or reproduction, they are precious for their beauty and unique...
Private Raymond John Gagnon

Private Raymond John Gagnon

Private Raymond John Gagnon By Mary Ann Grant The son of Aimee and Emile Gagnon came to Rathburn, Ontario (Monck Road) from Alberta as a boy. The family operated a small strawberry farm on the 12th Concession of Mara Township. A happy-go-lucky lad, Gagnon enjoyed...