Archives for category: Events


Dates: June 13 – 22
Location: Toronto
Genre: Multi
Headliners: St. Vincent, Sleigh Bells, Ryan Hemsworth, A&AP Ferg, Spoon, Juicy J

Luminato 2014
Dates: June 6 – 15
Location: Toronto
Genre: Multi
Headliners: David Byne, Boy George, Rufus Wainwright, Josh Groban

World Pride
Dates: June 20 – 29
Location: Toronto
Genre: Multi
Headliners: k.d. Lang, David Morales, Against Me!, Carly Rae Jepsen

Sled Island 2014
Dates: June 18 – 22
Location: Calgary
Genre: Indie
Headliners: Killer Mike, Bob Mould, Spritualized, St. Vincent, Neko case

Digital Dreams
Dates: June 28-29
Location: Toronto
Genre: Electronic
Headliners: Tiesto, Justice, Deep Dish

Montreal Jazz Festival 2014
Dates: June 26 – July 6
Location: Montreal, QB
Genre: Multi
Headliners: Michael Buble, Ry Cooder, Ben Harper

Ottawa Blues Fest
Dates: July 3 – 13
Location: Ottawa, ON
Genre: Multi
Headliners: Lady Gaga, The Killers, Blake Shelton, Snoop Dogg, Journey, Queens of the Stone Age, Lady Antebellum, etc.

Festival D’Ete
Dates: July 3-13
Location: Quebec City
Genre: Multi
Headliners: Lady Gaga, Snoop, Tegan and Sara, Journey, The Killers, Billy Joel, Blondie, Bryan Adams

Toronto Urban Roots Festival 2014
Dates: July 4 – 6
Location: Toronto
Genre: Folk, Rock, Folk-Rock
Headliners Violent Femmes, Sam Roberts Band, Jeff Tweedy

Halifax Jazz Fest
Dates: July 4 – 12
Location: Halifax, NS
Genre: Multi
Headliners: St. Vincent, Bettye LaVette, Bill Frisell

Cavendish Beach 2014
Dates: July 4 – 6
Location: Cavendish, PEI
Genre: Country
Headliners: Lady Antebellum, Darius Rucker, Devin Cuddy

Stan Rogers Folk Festival
Dates: July 4 – 6
Location: Canso, NS
Genre: Folk
Headliners: Joel Plaskett, Alan Doyle, Ani DiFranco

Mariposa Folk Festival
Dates: July 4 – 6
Location: Orillia, ON
Genre: Folk
Headliners: Rosanne Cash, Ani Difranco

Winnipeg Folk Festival 2014
Dates: July 9 – 13,
Location: Winnipeg
Genre: Folk
Headliners: Bonnie Rait, Buffy SaintMarie, Ben Harper, Ani DiFranco

Evolve Music Festival
Dates: July 11 – 13
Location: Canso, NS
Genre: Multi
Headliners: Peaches, Grandmaster Flash, BADBADNOTGOOD

Big Music Fest
Date: July 11 – 13
Location: Kitchener
Genre: Rock
Headliners: Aerosmith, Bryan Adams

Dates: July 18 – 20
Location: Pemberton, BC
Genre: Multi
Headliners: Nine Inch Nails, Outkast, Deadmau5, Soundgarden

TIME Festival
Dates: July 19
Location: Toronto, ON
Genre: Multi
Headliners: Grimes, Death Grips, Action Bronson

Rock The Park 2014
Dates: July 24-26
Location: London, ON
Genre: Rock
Headliners: Weezer, Burton Cummings, Huey Lewis

Boots and Hearts 2014
Dates: July 31 – August 3,
Location: Bowmanville, ON
Genre: Country
Headliners: Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan, Toby Keith

Dates: Aug 1 – 3
Location: Montreal
Genre: Multi
Headliners: Outkast, Jack White, Skrillex, Lorde

Sappyfest 9
Dates: August 1- 3
Location: Sackville, NB
Genre: Indie
Headliners: Constantines, Basia Bulat, PS I Love You, Rae Spoon

VELD 2014
Dates: August 2 – 3
Location: Toronto, ON
Genre: Electronic
Headliners: Calvin Harris, Deadmau5

OVO Fest
Dates: Aug. 3-4
Location: Toronto
Genre: Hip-Hop
Headliners: Drake, Outkast, Special Guests

Edmonton Folk Festival 2014
Dates: August 8-10
Location: Edmonton
Genre: Folk
Headliners: Blue Rodeo, Michael Franti, Ben Harper

Wolfe Island Music Festival
Dates: Aug 8 – 9
Location: Wolfe Island, ON
Genre: Multi
Headliners: K-os, Shad, Rural Alberta Advantage

Shambhala Music Festival
Dates: Aug 8 – 11
Location: Salmo, BC
Genre: Electronic
Headliners: Bassnectar, Datsik, A Tribe Called Red, Moby

Squamish Valley Music Festival 2014
Dates: August 8 – 10
Location: Squamish, BC
Genre: Multi
Headliners: Arcade Fire, Eminem and Bruno Mars

Mad Decent Block Party
Dates: Aug 15
Location: Toronto
Genre: Electronic
Headliners: Zed’s Dead, Claude Von Stroke, A Tribe Called Red

Dates: August 15 Sept 1
Location: Toronto
Genre: Multi
Headliners: Down With Webster, Platinum Blonde, Hanson

Riot Fest
Dates: Sept 6-7
Location: Toronto
Genre: All
Headliners: The Cure, Flaming Lips, Death Cab, City & Coour, Metric, The National, Death From Above 1979

Sonic Boom
Dates: August 29 – 31
Location: Edmonton
Genre: Indie
Headliners: Jack White, Arctic Monkeys, Death Cab For Cutie, Tegan and Sara

Festival of Good Things
Dates: August 30
Location: Sarnia, ON
Genre: Multi
Headliners: Gord Downie, the Sadies, Small Town Get Up

Pop Montreal 2014
Dates: September 17-21
Location: Montreal,
Genre: Multi
Headliners: TBA




Canada’s most patriotic places:

>> Parliament Hill, Ottawa

>> The Battlefields Park, Quebec City

>> The Last Spike, Craigellachie, B.C.

>> Bluenose II, Lunenburg, N.S.

>> Terry Fox Monument, Thunder Bay, Ont.
Terry Fox Run

>> The Forks National Historic Site, Winnipeg

>> Canadian War Museum, Ottawa

>> Canadian National Vimy Memorial, France

>> Dawson City, Yukon:
Yukon Gold Panning Championships
Yukon River Quest canoe and kayak race
Diamond Tooth Gerties

>> Hockey Hall of Fame, Toronto


Think you know Canada
Try the quiz and test your knowledge of Canadian history
Answers at the bottom of the page.

Question 1

Historians J.L. Granatstein and Norman Hillmer have named William Lyon Mackenzie King as Canada’s greatest prime minister. How many years did he hold the office?>

Question 2

On July 1, 1867, which of today’s provinces was NOT part of Confederation?

Question 3

More than 900 Canadian soldiers were killed and 1,874 taken prisoner in Operation Jubilee on Aug. 19, 1942. Which French port was the Canadians’ objective?

Question 4

Which Quebec-born NHL goalie was the first to regularly wear a protective face mask?

Question 5

Which important Canadian painter was never part of the Group of Seven?

Question 6

Which Canadian bank note has a line from Roch Carrier’s story “The Sweater” printed on it?

Question 7

Which Canadian prime minister was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize?

Question 8

Which Canadian prime minister spun a pirouette behind the back of Queen Elizabeth II?

Question 9

Where did Terry Fox end his Marathon of Hope in 1980?

Question 10

In which year was Canada’s current flag, the Maple Leaf, officially adopted?

Question 11

Who coined the expression “the medium is the message”?

Question 12

How many times has Canada’s sole remaining Major League Baseball team, the Toronto Blue Jays, won the World Series?

Question 13

Financier and diplomat Donald Smith drove in the symbolic “last spike” to complete the Canadian Pacific Railway on Nov. 7, 1885. In which province?

Question 14

Which Canadian’s music was famously dubbed the “sweetest music this side of heaven”?

Question 15

Which prime minister said the Canada is “fundamentally a community of communities”?

Question 16

Nunavut came into being as a constitutional entity on April 1, 1999. What does “Nunavut” mean?

Question 17

Canada has less than one per cent of the world’s population. The country’s rivers, however, discharge what portion of the world’s renewable water supply?

Question 18

Who was the first woman elected to the House of Commons?

Question 19

Which medical discovery did Canadian scientists Frederick Banting and Charles Best make?

Question 20

What was the Silver Dart?

Question 21

Where was Louis Riel hanged?

Question 22

In 1917, a collision between the French munitions ship Mont Blanc and the Belgian relief ship Imo caused an explosion. Where?

Question 23

Which of Canada’s governors general ate part of a raw seal heart to express solidarity with aboriginal culture?

Question 24

Who pioneered Canada’s system of universal health care?

Question 25

French president Charles de Gaulle proclaimed “Vive le Québec libre” from the balcony of Montreal’s city hall. In which year?


Answers :

   (1)   22
   (2)   Prince Edward Island
   (3)   Dieppe
   (4)   Jacques Plante
   (5)   Tom Thomson
   (6)   $5
   (7)   Lester Pearson
   (8)   Pierre Trudeau
   (9)   Thunder Bay, Ont.
  (10)   1965
  (11)   Marshall McLuhan
  (12)   two
  (13)   British Columbia
  (14)   Guy Lombardo
  (15)   Joe Clark
  (16)   our land”
  (17)   nine per cent
  (18)   Agnes Macphail
  (19)   insulin, for treatment of diabetes
  (20)   an aircraft that made Canada’s first controlled power flight
  (21)   Regina
  (22)   Halifax
  (23)   Michaelle Jean
  (24)   Tommy Douglas
  (25)   1967