Let’s be frank about something: The Canadian Heritage minutes have always done a wonderful job about highlighting some of the amazing moments in Canadian history.  Everyone can recite at least one on command. And to this day, I wish my name was Patrick, Patrick O’Neil.

Now, all those years later, a new Heritage Minute has been released and it’s fitting that it was around Remembrance Day.  The video tells the story of the Winnipeg Falcons, a team of Icelandic-Canadians who served in the First World War before bringing home the very first gold medal in Olympic hockey. The games were held in Antwerp, Belgium.


Photo via The Winnipeg Free Press.

I hope this means the Heritage minutes will be coming back. They’ve no doubt helped educated millions of Canadian.

Here are some other classic Canadian Heritage Minutes. Which are your favourites?

“Fly, no? But he can jump over tall buildings!”

“Winnie. The. Pooh”

“Nice men don’t want the vote.”

“But I’m sure it means, the houses, the village”

“But I need these baskets back!”

“Through the air, across the ocean, for the first time…ever.”

“I am going to going to repeat every word of this charming lecture to your charming wife.”

“Both of you know I cannot read a word.”

“Is this normal?”

“We have to keep our Irish name.”

Mike Morrison


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