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Viola Desmond

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Viola Desmond

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The 82nd Heritage Minute in Historica Canada's collection.

For more information about Viola Desmond visit The Canadian Encyclopedia.

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  • Viola Desmond – Kandyse McClure
  • Carrie Best – Melannee Murray
  • Ticket Seller – Stacie Harrison
  • Henry MacNeil,Theatre Manager – Kevin Rothery
  • Reverend Oliver – Dwight Lane
  • Jack Desmond – Kudjo Fiakpui
  • Police Officer – Jodi Stecyk

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Terry Fox

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Terry Fox

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  • Terry Fox – Jared Huumonen
  • Narrator – Lloyd Robertson

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Nursing Sisters

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Nursing Sisters

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For more information about Nursing Sisters visit The Canadian Encyclopedia.

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  • Eden Lyal Pringle – Siobhan Williams
  • Eleanor Jean Thompson – Myla Southward
  • Narrator – Molly Parker

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Wop May

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Wop May

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A hero is someone who is willing to put himself on the line to help others. Heroes are often ordinary people who make extraordinary decisions in times of crisis.

 

Maurice Ruddick, one of the few black men employed at the Springhill mine in Nova Scotia, saved the lives of six other miners when they became trapped.

 

Today's comic books owe a great deal to the “man of steel” we know as Superman. The first great superhero, created by Toronto-born Joe Shuster and his high school buddy Jerry Siegel, became the first comic book best-seller, creating generations of imitators and spawning an entire industry.

 

These Minutes recognize some of Canada's heroes.

 

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The Polio Scare

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The Polio Scare

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A hero is someone who is willing to put himself on the line to help others. Heroes are often ordinary people who make extraordinary decisions in times of crisis.

 

Maurice Ruddick, one of the few black men employed at the Springhill mine in Nova Scotia, saved the lives of six other miners when they became trapped.

 

Today's comic books owe a great deal to the “man of steel” we know as Superman. The first great superhero, created by Toronto-born Joe Shuster and his high school buddy Jerry Siegel, became the first comic book best-seller, creating generations of imitators and spawning an entire industry.

 

These Minutes recognize some of Canada's heroes.

 

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Superman

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Superman

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A hero is someone who is willing to put himself on the line to help others. Heroes are often ordinary people who make extraordinary decisions in times of crisis.

 

Maurice Ruddick, one of the few black men employed at the Springhill mine in Nova Scotia, saved the lives of six other miners when they became trapped.

 

Today's comic books owe a great deal to the “man of steel” we know as Superman. The first great superhero, created by Toronto-born Joe Shuster and his high school buddy Jerry Siegel, became the first comic book best-seller, creating generations of imitators and spawning an entire industry.

 

These Minutes recognize some of Canada's heroes.

 

Smallpox

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Smallpox

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A hero is someone who is willing to put himself on the line to help others. Heroes are often ordinary people who make extraordinary decisions in times of crisis.

 

Maurice Ruddick, one of the few black men employed at the Springhill mine in Nova Scotia, saved the lives of six other miners when they became trapped.

 

Today's comic books owe a great deal to the “man of steel” we know as Superman. The first great superhero, created by Toronto-born Joe Shuster and his high school buddy Jerry Siegel, became the first comic book best-seller, creating generations of imitators and spawning an entire industry.

 

These Minutes recognize some of Canada's heroes.

 

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Maurice Ruddick

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Maurice Ruddick

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A hero is someone who is willing to put himself on the line to help others. Heroes are often ordinary people who make extraordinary decisions in times of crisis.

 

Maurice Ruddick, one of the few black men employed at the Springhill mine in Nova Scotia, saved the lives of six other miners when they became trapped.

 

Today's comic books owe a great deal to the “man of steel” we know as Superman. The first great superhero, created by Toronto-born Joe Shuster and his high school buddy Jerry Siegel, became the first comic book best-seller, creating generations of imitators and spawning an entire industry.

 

These Minutes recognize some of Canada's heroes.

 

Vimy Ridge

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Vimy Ridge

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The Battle of Vimy Ridge, during the First World War, is Canada's most celebrated military victory — an often mythologized symbol of the birth of Canadian national pride and awareness. The four divisions of the Canadian Corps, fighting together for the first time, attacked the ridge from 9 to 12 April, 1917 and captured it from the German army. It was the largest territorial advance of any Allied force to that point in the war – but it would mean little to the outcome of the conflict. More than 10,500 Canadians were killed and wounded in the assault. Today an iconic white memorial atop the ridge honours the 11,285 Canadians killed in France throughout the war who have no known graves.

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  • Arthur Currie – Richard Fitzpatrick
  • General Julian Byng – Cedric Smith
  • British Officer – Randy Triggs

Nellie McClung

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Nellie McClung

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For more information about Nellie McClung visit The Canadian Encyclopedia.

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  • McClung – Sharman Sturges-Yarnell
  • Roblin – Brian Dooley
  • Additional Cast – Peter Gzowski

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