The Little Mosque

The Little Mosque in Canada is not as great as the mosques in Turkey, Egypt, Cairo, Syria, or Damascus. However, for the Muslims in Canada, the Al Rashid Mosque has a story to tell. The mosque was the first to be established in Canada. During the first census taken in Canada in 1871, there were about 13 Muslims known. They later came in large groups from Syria and Lebanon during the 19th and 20th centuries. The Little Mosque is a 148 sq. m. is...

Travel Tours Package in Northern Ontario

We offer a 5 days and 4 nights featuring a day travel by train from Toronto to Ontario on the very first day. This gives the traveler an opportunity to enjoy the region of Muskoka. The package also includes daylight travels, two travels on Sudbury rails or via diesel cars for the traveler to enjoy the fall scenery and four comfortable nights in a hotel. Additionally, the package features a tour in Sudbury and a visit to Dynamic Earth,...

A Lock and a Key

Are you aware of the treasures and tales coming from Hudson’s Bay? One artifact they call “lock and key” is a special archive found in the Manitoba Museum. History says that this lock and key were once used to safeguard York Factory’s powder magazine in 1840, which is presently known as northern Manitoba. The building, powder magazine, was created to store gunpowder safely. For that reason, the lock with dull bronze and copper was...

Indigenous Stories

A discussion was held with Derek Tan and Yukiko Galey on ways to integrate indigenous perspectives through historical museums. A project named Sturgeon Harpoon Knowledge Web (Perspectives on Biodiversity) is a collaboration between Vancouver’s Beaty Biodiversity Museum and the Musqueam First Nation. The project believes that relationships held by species or object is circled around a large (35-foot) turgeon harpoon. The Musqueam men and women...

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