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Chloe Cooley

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Chloe Cooley

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Chloe Cooley was an enslaved Black woman in Upper Canada in the late 18th century. Under the watchful eye of estate owner Adam Vrooman, Chloe engaged in acts of resistance however she could: by refusing to work or temporarily leaving the property without permission. With rumours of abolition circulating, Vrooman and his men kidnapped Chloe on March 14, 1793, and violently forced her on a boat across the Niagara River to the United States. There, he believed he could still profit from what he considered his investment. Witnesses, including the free man Peter Martin, later testified to Chloe’s resistance in the face of her violent removal, leading to Canada’s first legislation limiting slavery. Despite this, slavery in Canada was not abolished until 1834.  

For more information about Chloe Cooley, please visit The Canadian Encyclopedia.



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  • Chloe Cooley - Olivia Barrett
  • Peter Martin - Troy Crossfield
  • Adam Vrooman - Peter Valdron
  • End Narration - The Hon. Jean Augustine
  • Director - Alison Duke
  • Director of Photography - Lucas Joseph
  • Editor - Sonia Godding Togobo
  • Composer - Orin Isaacs
  • Written by - Naledi Jackson
  • Story Editor - Alison Duke
  • Producers - Ngardy Conteh George & Alison Duke
  • Produced by OYA Media Group

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Elsie MacGill

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Elsie MacGill

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She oversaw Canada’s production of Hawker Hurricane aircrafts at the Canadian Car & Foundry factory during the Second World War. Hawker Hurricanes were one of the main fighters flown by Canadian and Allied airmen in the Battle of Britain. This Heritage Minute follows Elsie MacGill in her role as chief engineer overseeing the production of these instrumental aircrafts.

For more information about Elsie MacGill, please visit The Canadian Encyclopedia.



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  • Elsie MacGill - Kayla Deorksen
  • Reporter – Michael Daniel Murphy
  • End Narrator – Dr. Donna Strickland
  • Director – Scooter Corkle
  • Director of Photography – Cole Graham
  • Produced by Point Blank Creative

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Lucy Maud Montgomery

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Lucy Maud Montgomery

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For more information about Lucy Maud Montgomery visit The Canadian Encyclopedia.

The journals of L. M. Montgomery are located at the L.M. Montgomery Collection, Archival and Special l Collections, University of Guelph Libraries.

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  • Lucy Maud Montgomory - Meghan Greeley
  • Anne – Nadia Tonen
  • Narrator – The Right Honorable Adrienne Clarkson
  • Director – Stephen Dunn
  • Director of Photography – Bobby Shore

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Edmonton Grads

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Edmonton Grads

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They would go on to become the most successful team in Canadian sports history.

For more information about the Edmonton Grads visit The Canadian Encyclopedia.

Archival photos courtesy of the Provincial Archives of Alberta.

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Kenojuak Ashevak

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For more information about Kenojuak Ashevak visit The Canadian Encyclopedia.

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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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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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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

La Bolduc

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La Bolduc

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For more information about La Bolduc visit The Canadian Encyclopedia.

CAST
  • La Bolduc – Marie-Renée Patry
  • Mr. Beaudry – Guy Nadon
  • George – René-Richard Cyr
  • Additional Cast – Michael Rudder

Rural Teacher

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Rural Teacher

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For more information about rural teachers in Canada visit The Canadian Encyclopedia.

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  • Kate Henderson – Ara Carrera
  • Mr. Clarence – James Bradford
  • Trustee #2 – Paul MacKan
  • Trustee #3 – Gary McKeehan
  • Trustee #4 – Frank Fontaine
  • Schoolchild #1 – Tod Fennell
  • Schoolchild #2 – Theresa Hart
  • Schoolchild #3 – Christian Larose
  • Schoolchild #4 – Cindy Davis
  • Additional Cast – Jackie Burroughs

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