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Stories and frames

Stories and frames Update: The ‘Arab spring’ topic is of much interest. We have many choices regarding how we contextualize – that is, frame, or place within a framework – pivotal events (inflection points) that arose years ago. At all times, our access to the past, to history in whichever form, is through the portal […]


Adrienne Clarkson commemorates contributions of Canadian soldier – Sept. 7, 2014 Globe and Mail

I enjoyed the opportunity to take in many of the events at the Small Arms building on Sept. 7, 2014 in connection with the 100th anniversary of the Princess Patricia’s Light Infantry Regiment. A Sept. 7, 2014 Globe and Mail article, entitled “Adrienne Clarkson commemorates contributions of Canadian soldier,” provides a good overview of the […]


Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry Regiment will visit Small Arms in Lakeview on Sept. 7, 2014

The following text, to which I’ve added headings, is from the Summer 2014 newsletter of the Small Arms Society You can access the newsletter, which includes a focus on military history, here: Arms2Arts newsletter- Summer 2014   Canada’s First-into-Battle WWI Regiment is Coming to Small Arms On September 7, the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry […]


Article from David Godley regarding Jersey, Channel Islands

The following text is from David Godley of Long Branch (Toronto). Jersey, Channel Islands By David Godley The Channel Islands (Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney and Sark) became part of Normandy when they were annexed by Vikings in 933. In 1204 King John ceded Normandy back to the French but the Channel Islands chose to stay in […]


Doors Open event at Small Arms on Sept. 28, 2013 will feature an estimated 3,000 attendees

On Aug. 17, 2013, I spoke with Bob Cutmore, a key organizer of the Sept. 28, 2013 Doors Open event at the historic Small Arms Ltd.building in Mississauga. Mississauga Ward 1 Councillor Jim Tovey has described the Doors Open event at an earlier blog post. Among other things, I’m looking forward to this year’s Doors Open because […]