Why Do Canadians Love Queen Elizabeth II So Much?

One of the most steadfast constants in Canadian history has been the presence of Queen Elizabeth II as the head of the Commonwealth. The Queen is celebrating her Platinum Jubilee and marking seventy years on the throne. It makes her the fourth longest-reigning monarch...

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The Surprising Scottish Origin of Halloween

Upon that night, when fairies light On Cassilis Downans dance, Or owre the lays, in splendid blaze, On sprightly coursers prance; Or for Colean the route is ta'en, Beneath the moon's pale beams; There, up the cove, to stray and rove, Among the rocks and streams To...

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Tattoo set for September

At the time of writing, we are heading into the September Labour Day long week-end.  This is a time to get in some quality family time, change gears from summer to fall and with the Tattoo, step up the tempo.  With Covid still an issue, getting together in large...

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Tattoo motto

It was hard not to get totally involved with the Olympics and the tears and cheers of the winners and those who came in 4th.  Did you know the Olympics just recently made an addition to their motto?  It used to be: Faster; Higher; Stronger.  From 2021 and going...

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Tattoo Nostalgia

Nostalgia, a way of looking back.  When thinking about the past Tattoo events, it is comforting to fall into a Reflective Nostalgia frame of mind and remember all the great parts performers played in our productions from 2014 through 2019.  There were some adventures,...

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Moving parts of a Tattoo

  What the heck is a Canoe doing in the Tattoo?  1967 was Canada's Centennial Celebration and 50 years later, the 50th Anniversary was recognized at our 2017 Okanagan Military Tattoo.  To help us with this, the Calgary Round-Up Band's 65 members sang Bobby Gimby's...

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