Tag Archives: Dominion Day


What on earth is a “calithumpian” and what is its relevance in a blog about how Vancouver once was? An article in the Woodstock (Ontario) Sentinel-Review, had this to say: According to the Thamesford [Ontario] Calithumpian website, the word Calithumpian … Continue reading

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Happy Dominion (er. . . Canada) Day!

This is a view from 1220 Homer (Yaletown) made by Ernie Reksten on a ‘holiday Monday’, July 3, 1967. The┬áholiday was Dominion Day (known as Canada Day since 1982), and most Canadians should be able to deduce from the year … Continue reading

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