Susanna McLeod

Susanna McLeod

Glimpses of Canadian History : Email: Scribbles@cogeco.ca

Archive for April 2013

The Stanley Cup, Canadian Hockey Prize Instituted 1892

Enjoying hockey games, Lord Stanley realized a challenge prize was needed. A silver punch bowl purchased in 1892, the Stanley Cup is a coveted annual award. Watching his sons and daughter enjoy the winter sport of hockey on the winter ice in Ottawa, Governor General Lord Stanley began to ruminate about the popular game. His… (read more)

“Romance of Canada” Radio Dramas

The Canadian National Railways Radio station in Montreal, Quebec produced Canada’s first series of national radio dramas for avid listeners across the country. As the strains of orchestral music drew silent, the radio speaker crackled. “And now it’s time,” the CNR Radio announcer may have said in his smooth, inviting voice, “for this week’s episode… (read more)