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Pat Blythe – Canada Turns 150? and Canadian Music Reminders…..

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A weekend (and a year) of celebrations across Canada….150 years young…..but is it really?

Oh how I love history! An item on my “to do” list before I pop my clogs is to work towards, and obtain, my BA Mediaeval History. Cambridge University is where I’d love to be (I do love England) but University of St. Michaels College here in Toronto is also an excellent choice and know for their studies in Mediaval history. The bucket list is not long, just really big projects.

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JAIMIE VERNON – VICTORIA’S SECRET

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Jaimie as King George
If you’re reading this it probably means you’re broke and can’t afford a weekend off or you have no idea that this is Victoria Day weekend. It’s a celebration of our formerly longest reigning Monarch of the British Vampire, er, Empire (June 20, 1837 until her death January 22, 1901). Queen Elizabeth recently usurped that record by tiptoeing past Victoria which opens the door for us to one day celebrate Lizzy’s Day instead. Currently the weekend celebrates Vicky’s birth on May 24, 1819.

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JAIMIE VERNON – STAMPS OF APPROVAL

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Jaimie as King George

This week Canada Post released a series of Original Series ‘Star Trek’ postage stamps featuring Captain Kirk, Spock, Bones and Scotty. Kirk, of course, was played by the human punchline and proudly Canadian William Shatner and his enemy in real life James Doohan, also Canadian, was Scotty.

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JAIMIE VERNON – TRUE NORTH GLUTEN FREE

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 25, 2014 by segarini

Jaimie as King George

In the early morning aftermath of two tragic military assassinations in Quebec and Ottawa, Ontario this week America tuned in and saw a different kind of Canada.

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JAIMIE VERNON – CANADA DOESN’T LOOK A DAY OVER 145

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 29, 2013 by segarini

vernon_1997July 1st is Canada’s 146th birthday. And unlike Amerka’s Independence Day, ours is a true birthday. It was on that day in 1867 that Prime Minister and Scottish whiskey guzzling champ Sir John A. MacDonald spread his legs and shat out a proclamation declaring the Province of Canada Day FireworksCanada (Quebec and Ontario) plus New Brunswick and Nova Scotia to be, henceforth, bastard siblings.  History would record any number of schools named in his honour.

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JAIMIE VERNON: STAMPS & COINS & ROCKS & THINGS

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 5, 2013 by segarini

vernon_1997At least once a week I get an excited phone call from my pal Rob Tyler – one-half of comedy/music duo Two For The Show – whose enthusiasm for everything is infectious. So much so that he always wants to share it. He loved my Encyclopedias so much he introduced me to the brain-trust at Long & McQuade Musical instruments and got me a distribution deal nationally with the company. My daughter showed an interest in recording a solo song – he offered his studio and production skills to see it through. I’m grateful he accommodated her. His biggest cheerleading is for his kids – a prouder Dad you would never meet.

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