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Vancouver Asahi

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Vancouver Asahi

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In 1942, after Canada declared war on Japan, 22,000 Japanese Canadians were interned in the interior of BC, including the Asahi players.

For more information about the Vancouver Asahi, please visit The Canadian Encyclopedia

Thanks to SIM International for their sponsorship of this Heritage Minute.



CREDITS
  • Asahi player - Lou Ticzon
  • Narrator – Kaye Kaminishi
  • End Narration – Joy Kogawa
  • Director – Scooter Corkle
  • Director of Photography – Cole Graham
  • Produced by Point Blank Creative

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Jim Egan

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Jim Egan

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In the late 1980s, Jim Egan challenged the Government of Canada to receive spousal benefits for his life partner, Jack Nesbit. Their case would ensure that sexual orientation is protected under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms – a landmark victory for the LGBTQ2 community.

For more information about Jim Egan visit The Canadian Encyclopedia.
 
Archival photo courtesy of Pink Triangle Press and the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives. 

CREDITS
  • Jim Egan (young) - Theodore Saunders
  • Jack Nesbit (young) – James Daly
  • Jim Egan (old) – Clyde Whitham
  • Jack Nesbit (old) – Brian Edward Thwaites
  • Narrator – k.d. lang
  • Director – Stephen Dunn
  • Director of Photography – Bobby Shore

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"Boat People" Refugees

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"Boat People" Refugees

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For more information about "Boat People" Refugees visit The Canadian Encyclopedia.

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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.

CAST
  • 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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Richard Pierpoint

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Richard Pierpoint

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For more information about Richard Pierpoint visit The Canadian Encyclopedia.

CAST
  • Officer Howard – Ray Kahnert
  • Deaf Moses – Roney Lewis
  • Younger Richard Pierpoint – Oke Nnawuchi
  • Officer Charles – Jordan Van Dyck
  • Richard Pierpoint age 68 – Rudy Webb
  • Narrator – Charles Officer

Nellie McClung

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Nellie McClung

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For more information about Nellie McClung visit The Canadian Encyclopedia.

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

Underground Railroad

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Underground Railroad

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For more information about the Underground Railroad visit The Canadian Encyclopedia.

CAST
  • Eliza - sister – Barbara Harris
  • Josh - brother – Donny Lucas
  • Narrator – Vlasta Vrana
  • Young Girl – Macha Grenon
  • Father – Yarro Tagoumthe
  • Gentleman – Christopher Maccabe

Louis Riel

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Louis Riel

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The Métis leader recalls his struggle for his people in the moments before his execution (1885).
For more information about Louis Riel visit The Canadian Encyclopedia.

CAST
  • Riel – Roy Dupuis
  • Additional Cast – Lynne Adams
  • Additional Cast – Mark Bromilow
  • Additional Cast – Donald Jordan
  • Additional Cast – Anthony Robinow
  • Additional Cast – Mark Trafford
  • Additional Cast – Alain Zouvi

Jennie Trout

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Jennie Trout

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For more information about Jennie Trout visit The Canadian Encyclopedia.

CAST
  • Trout – Anik Matern
  • Stowe – Linda Sorgini
  • McFarlane – Aren Tager
  • Rude Student #1 – Teddy Lee Dillon
  • Rude Student #2 – Michel Perron

Agnes Macphail

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Agnes Macphail

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For more information about Agnes Macphail visit The Canadian Encyclopedia.

CAST
  • Agnes Macphail – Diane D'Aquilla
  • Guthrie – Colin Fox
  • The Warden – Sean McCann
  • Additional Cast – John Evans

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