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Manitoba has the largest Icelandic population outside of ? The town of Gimli, aka , was founded by Icelandic settlers in the 19th century, and residents have continued to hold on to their ancestral language and culture ever since.

Winter is coming and we’re excited to get out and play! Whether you like hockey, skating, sledding, skiing, or even ice fishing, weather in Canada means it’s time to put on a and get outside. matbarrette/IG

“We drive into the future using only our rearview mirror.” – Marshall McLuhan, Canadian professor, communication theorist and philosopher.

“This vision of the future I can see
And prophesy such fame for you and me
As shall make us renowned through Canada,
And hailed from Vaudreuil to Kamouraska.” – Joseph Quesnel, French Canadian composer and poet, born on this day in 1746.

On this day in 1920, the first Indigenous woman to join the Canadian Armed Forces was born in the Muskeg Lake Cree Nation reserve, in Saskatchewan. Mary Greyeyes Reid served in WWII from 1942 to 1946.

Like many landmarks around the world, the @TourCNTower will be blue tonight to raise awareness of diabetes. Nov. 14 was chosen as to mark the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting? He and Dr. Charles Best were the Canadian scientists who co-discovered insulin.

It’s polar bear season in Churchill, ! That means it’s prime viewing time as the move from the tundra to the Hudson Bay for the winter. anki_forsberg/IG

"The reason that some people don't reach their full potential is they quit too soon." – Martin St. Louis, from undrafted to over 1,000 points and and MVP honours in the .

"I hope you'll join me in advocating for the power of opportunity for everyone. Because it's only when our voices are united, we become too loud to ignore.” – Jayna Hefford, winner of 11 gold medals with (4 Olympic and 7 World Championships)

“At 14 years old I was cut from a AA team, a few months went by and I decided to quit hockey… ” – Martin Brodeur, all-time leader for goalies in games played, wins, and shutouts

“Our work is not done. We have barriers to break and opportunities to give...” – Willie O’Ree, first black player in history.

Four Canadians were inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame last night, highlighting their legendary accomplishments in the hockey world!

“You can shed the past. You can’t shake it. But you certainly get new skin. You can grow and become stronger.” – American-Canadian lawyer and motivational speaker, Lesra Martin
Athacasca Falls chrissisong/IG

“…with love, we are creative. With it, we march tirelessly. With it, and with it alone, we are able to sacrifice for others.” – Dan George, Chief of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation
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in 1951, the @NationalBallet performed for the first time in Toronto with its founder, Celia Franca, as principal dancer.

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s statement on Global Entrepreneurship Week:

One hundred years ago, church bells ringing across Europe signalled the end of the First World War. As the sun sets today, will toll in communities across Canada to mark this anniversary.

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s statement on Poland’s Independence Day:

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Today marks the 100th anniversary of the Armistice that ended the First World War. How will you remember?

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A century later, the huge sacrifices made by our men and women in uniform, and those of their loved ones here in Canada. On , let’s honour them.