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?