Joanne Sallay, President of Teachers on Call, shares her favourite books for celebrating Canada over on Village Living Magazine. How many of these have you read with your kids?

I Am Canada: A Celebration

Written by Heather Patterson, Featuring 13 Canadian Illustrators

For ages: 3 – 7

This picture book can be described as a work of art. As a special project, 13 Canadian illustrators came together to fill the pages with artwork that matches Heather Patterson’s poem I Am Canada. At the very back, the author and illustrators share their personal comments, reflections, and inspiration. This is definitely a keepsake that will remain in your child’s library for years to come.

Carson Crosses Canada

Written by Linda Bailey, Illustrated by Kass Reich

For ages: 4 – 8

Take the ultimate road trip adventure across the country with Carson Crosses Canada. Fans of If You Happen to Have a Dinosaur will be pleased to pick up Linda Bailey’s new story. Travel from coast to coast with Carson the dog and his owner Annie, as they leave their town of Tofino to head on an adventure to Newfoundland. Experience the beauty of the provinces through Carson’s eyes, and get ready to share in the big surprise that awaits him at his final destination.

Canada Year By Year

Written by Elizabeth MacLeod, Illustrated by Sydney Smith

For ages: 8 – 12

Calling all history buffs: this is the perfect read for students (and parents) who want to delve into Canada’s rich and diverse background. It captures the milestones, events, and people who have helped shape the country every year since its start on July 1, 1867. The 150 year timeline covers Confederation, women’s fight for the vote, the creation of Superman, and everything in between, ending with Canada turning 150. Readers of all ages are guaranteed to learn some new facts about Canada.

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What’s a Canadian company to do when a recession hits – and hits hard? For Redwood Classics Apparel, it meant taking stock of what’s most important to them.

Below, President and Founder Kathy Cheng explains how putting people first ensured that they could survive the recession.

To see more from Kathy’s interview with Robert Scully, hit up the Redwood Classics Apparel YouTube page.

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The crew at Redwood Classics Apparel is celebrating #Canada150 in style.

Their made-in-Canada apparel is handcrafted in Toronto – and now it’s being modeled by some of their favourite people!

Redwood Classics invited the crew at McCabe Promotional Advertising to take part in a photo shoot that celebrates all things Canuck. Take a peak at some of the shots here, and stay tuned to the Redwood Classics Facebook page for more.


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