Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Accomplishment

This centennial dress was made by Marjorie Gehl, the daughter of a Canadian diplomat in the United States, worn at various functions in the centennial year of 1967.


That was also the year of Expo 67 in Montreal.


One of the greatest classical pianists of all time was Glenn Gould, a Canadian who was renowned for his skills and something of an eccentric. A pair of his gloves and one of his hats are here.


Another great Canadian: Northern Dancer, a legendary race horse who won the Kentucky Derby in 1964. His lineage continues today in the sport.


And another, an athlete of uncommon resilience and determination who captured the imagination of the country and left a big legacy behind after his death: Terry Fox. He lost a leg to cancer, aimed to raise money for cancer research in a marathon run across the country from east coast to west, and would be forced by the return of the disease to end his run near Thunder Bay in 1980. Runs in his name continue to be held each year around the world.


Two quotes by two different leaders speak of the ties that bind between Canada and its southern neighbour.

32 comments:

  1. Love the Centennial dress. Really pretty šŸ¤©

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  2. The dress is very appropriate to represent Canada, I'd wear it.

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  3. Great dress and I think I remember the runner - oh. Darn cancer.

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  4. @Italiafinlandia: it is.

    @Amy: quite fitting for the country.

    @Iris: he left behind a legacy.

    @Francisco: thank you.

    @SC: that they are.

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  5. The dress makes a wonderful statement. When we look for Canadian heroes we need look no further than Terry Fox.

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  6. Hello,
    The dress is beautiful! Take care, enjoy your day!

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  7. ...I hope the our ties will always be strong.

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  8. What a beautiful dress for the occasion.

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  9. That is a lovely dress indeed.

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  10. @David: I agree.

    @Eileen: thanks.

    @Tom: me too.

    @Jan: indeed.

    @DJan: very much so.

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  11. I attended Expo 67 (coming from Hartford CT) and camped on an island nearby. Had forgotten that!

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  12. Terry Fox still brings a tear to my eye.

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  13. So many intriguing items in this exhibit ~ Love Dancer ~

    Living in the moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  14. That dress is lovely. It would look good worn today.

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  15. Terry Fox will stay in our hearts forever.

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  16. I went to Expo 67 and had a great time. I was in my second year of high school and we headed up to Montreal on a bus from Boston.

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  17. @Gemel: very much so.

    @Barbara: small world, isn't it?

    @RedPat: he was exceptional.

    @Carol: there is a lot.

    @Sharon: no doubt.

    @Catarina: I agree.

    @Bill: good memories.

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  18. That dress is a classic. Just as in fashion today as it was back then.

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  19. I like the caption on this post.

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  20. Como mujer, no he dejado de reparar, en la elegancia de ese vestido.

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  21. @Michelle: I agree.

    @Red: thank you.

    @Ventana: thanks.

    @Marleen: good to know.

    @Joanne: it's a terrific quote.

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  22. I like the Kennedy quote and the maple leaf dress. I'm sure you could fill a phone book with all of the accomplishments and contributions of Canadians. (Ryan Reynolds, John Candy and Alex Trebek, just to name a few.)

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  23. William - that Centennial dress is a stunner! Love the story of all the famous Canadians, especially that of Terry Fox!

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  24. ...Reconciliation is a necessary and difficult task.

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  25. Very beautiful dress with those red leaves.

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  26. I really admire the para-athletes. And that dress is a glorious gown for a Canadian diplomatic event!

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