Monthly Archives: February 2016

57 Years Since Avro Arrow was Cancelled

February 20th, 2016 marks the 57th anniversary of the Canadian Government’s decision to cancel production of the CF-105 Avro Arrow. The Avro Arrow was originally conceived to be an interceptor plane for the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF), ready for … Continue reading

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Siegfried a Hit and a Miss at the COC

On Sunday February 14th, 2016, I caught the last performance of Wagner’s Siegfried at the Canadian Opera Company (COC).  It was both breathtaking and disheartening. The production is by Canadian director François Girard with sets by Michael Levine. David Finn … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth II celebrates 64 years as Monarch

Today marks the 64th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth’s ascension as Queen of Canada, the United Kingdom, and 14 other nations.  She is also the head of the Commonwealth of Nations. Queen Elizabeth ascended the throne of Canada when her father, … Continue reading

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