Monday, February 21, 2011

The Sweater - Roch Carrier (HD)

A Classic for all time, a video that captivates the Canadian spirit.

The Sweater

A Tribute To Maurice Richard

What Babe Ruth mean't for baseball, Maurice "Rocket" Richard mean't for hockey and for the province of Quebec. And more so.

Rocket Richard

A Canadian Legend pure and simple.

Last game at the Montreal Forum - Rocket ovasion

A Sports icon for the ages. A true legend who received his dues.

Montreal Canadiens 100th Anniversary Part 5


Montreal Canadiens 100th Anniversary Part 4

Let' continue.

Montreal Canadiens 100th Anniversary Part 3


Montreal Canadiens 100th Anniversary Part 3

Another one.

Montreal Canadiens 100th Anniversary Part 2

Keep the Kleenex handy.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Montreal Canadiens 100th Anniversary Part 1

This is too good to be true.

Montreal Canadiens 100 Years Tribute

Continuing with the hockey are a series of videos celebrating the oldest National Hockey League team, a team steeped in tradition and glorieux.

Coolest Canucks 40th year video

This video is so well done,and a great keepsake for Vancouver Canuck fans, who are celebrating 40 years of hockey. This video should be up for an award.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Canadian Flag day

Today is flag day in Canada, as it was on this day back in 1965 that the Red Maple Leaf was first raised on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, to officially designate this as our official Canadian flag.  Not without its controversy, but after 46 years, The Red Maple Leaf is truly our nation identity andfilled with pride. 

The links below will give more insight and history of our Flag history from the time of Confederation July 1, 1867 to 1965.

The Red Maple Leaf

The Red Ensign

Take the time today celebrate our flag and what this symbol means for us Canadians. 

The Red Maple Leaf

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The Quebec Winter Carnival - January 28 2011 - February 13 2011

The Bonhomme welcomes visitors to the Carnival from the
Ice Palace.

The annual Quebec Winter Carnival is well underway, starting last Friday.  The Carival has been going on for over 50 years and is the biggest Winter festival in the world.  The Bonhomme, is the official mascot of the carnival and is the symbol of not only the carnival, but of the province of Quebec, and Canada too.

The Quebec Winter Carnival has been known as the Mardi Gras of the north, but with the exception, that this is geared for people of all ages with games and events for families, children, and people of all ages.

Events such as a grand opening ceremony, parades every night, snow and ice sculptures, dog sled, ice canoe races, parties, and  air raft rides.  Most of all it is fun for the entire family.

Chateau Frontenac

The Ice Palace at night.

Opening ceremonies

Snow Palace

The Bonhomme waves to the crowd during one of the nightly parades.

More of the parade.

Snow Sculptures

More Snow Sculptures

Dog sledding


Inflatable raft races

More inflatable raft race

Fun Games for Children

Canoe races on a frozen St. Lawrence River

Horse races

"Bonhomme Carnival"  Official Mascot of the Quebec Winter Carnival
The Bonhomme is always glad to see you.

The Quebec Winter Carnival is always a good time for people of all ages,

A Celebration of Winter - Quebec Winter Carnival

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

For the Love of Winter Sports

Skating on the Rideau Canal in Ottawa
We Canadians love to talk about our weather, however over the years we have been able to over come the hardship and learned to enjoy winter with all that is there to offer.  One of the many activities that we Canadians enjoys is sports.  Not just hockey, although hockey is our pride and joy, there are several other sports that we Canadians enjoy playing, curling obviously comes to mind.  Skiing, either downhill, slalom, or cross-country, plus we can't forget the snowboarders too.  What about skating at your local rink or take a trip to Ottawa and skate on the Rideau Canal.


Cross-Country Skiing



Old Hockey Game - The Original Winter Classic


I myself have enjoyed bowling during the Winter months, mostly 10 pin, but also 5pin (duck pins).  On the East coast like Halifax, you may enjoy Candle pins. 
10 pin bowling

10 pin bowling in Toronto

5 pin or also known as Duckpins

A favourite on the East Coast - Candlepins

Or just strap on a pair of snowshoes and enjoy the great out doors by going on a hike in the woods,

There is another game that is quite popular in some regions of Canada, but surprisingly not in others and the is Broomball.


Since we are coming up to a year since Vancouver hoster the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, and the success our Canadian athletes achieved,  I have started a poll on what favourite sporting activity Canadians like to take part in.  The poll is down at the bottom of the page, and will be open until the end of the month.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

More on the Group of 7

I recently read a book titled, "Defiant Spirits", which I purchased from the gift shop at the Mc Michael Canadian Art Gallery.  The art Gallery itself is tremendous and a must for anyone who loves art and especially if they enjoy the works from the Group of 7 and Tom Thomson.

"Defiant Spirits" by Ross King

Tom Thomson's Shack - At Mc Michaels Canadian Art Gallery

From inside Mc Michael's ( You can't take pictures of the paintings) 

Mc Michael's Canadian Art Gallery

"Defiant Spirits", by Ross King, is a terrific book for anyone who is interested in the Group of 7 and Tom Thomson.  Ross King describes the artists in great deal, including the struggles to be accepted by a sceptical public, media, and politicians.  There is great insight into the life of all the artists, including Tom Thomson, which includes the untimely and mysterious death of Thomson back in 1917.  This is highly recommended and great for students who may be studying The Group of 7.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Group of 7 - A Musical Showcase of Great Paintings

The Group of Seven - A collection of their art put together in this video, to showcase the enormous talent these artists possess. More on these guys later.

Highway of Heros

This was put together to give homage to the brave men and women who are serving over in Afghanistan and putting their lives on the line so that we can be free.

Canada Day 2010 retry.wmv

This is something that I put together to celebrate Canada Day 2010.


I would like to welcome everyone, to my new blog, "4 Season Canuck".  This blog will devote itself towards everything Canadian...minus the politics.  No political views will be seen here.  It's a blog that will promote the history of Canada, as well showcase all the beauty this country has to offer by showing  all regions of this enormous land, and highlighting famous landmarks, festivals, the wonderful sports (not just hockey), our artists, and the special people that are the soul of Canada.  Below is a sampling of pictures that I have picked up from the web, or have taken myself, plus a video that I put together for Canada Day 2010, all in the promotion of Canada.
Although I have mentioned that any political comments are not welcome here, I will promote more Canadian content or the lack there is, in our schools. 

A Scene from Stoney Creek re-enactment 2007

A Scene from Stoney Creek re-enactment 2007

Enjoy, and again politics is strickly forbidden on this blog.