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Honoring International Underground Railroad Month

It is estimated that as many as 30,000 freedom seekers left the U.S. for communities across Canada via the nineteenth century Underground Railroad, with many settling in southwestern Ontario — places like Windsor, Fort Erie, Chatham and Owen Sound. In 2019, Governor Larry Hogan of Maryland was the first to proclaim the month of September […]

October 22, 2021

Connecting Perspectives: Art Beyond Borders

The Social Distancing Festival (SDF) and Canada’s diplomatic missions in the United States are proud to announce a new online digital exhibition of 13 cross-disciplinary artworks, entitled Connecting Perspectives: A Cross-Border Art Initiative. This unique virtual exhibit showcases the work of 26 visual artists, choreographers, dancers, composers, musicians, poets and spoken word artists from across […]

June 4, 2021

Celebrate La Francophonie avec nous!

  This year, we celebrate the 51st anniversary of the Day of the Francophonie. Each year on March 20, 88 member states and governments of La Francophonie honor and promote the French language and culture. This year will be no exception, though the activities will take place virtually throughout the month of March. We hope […]

March 1, 2021

Fort Worth Stockyards Celebrate a Famous Folk Hero

If one wanted to channel the spirit of a local cowboy, the popular Fort Worth Stockyards would be an ideal place to begin the search. However, on November 20, 2020 the Stockyards honored a horseman from a little further afield. Pioneer Black cowboy John Ware was born in the United States in the mid-nineteenth century […]

February 11, 2021

Embassy of Canada Celebrates Black History Month

February is Black History Month, a time when both Canada and the U.S. highlight and celebrate the accomplishments of Black Canadians and Black Americans.  This year, Canada marks the 25th celebration of Black History Month, and as Prime Minister Trudeau noted in his statement, “Black people have helped shape our history and collective identity, and […]

February 5, 2021

Telling Their Story: Indigenous Art from Canada on Display at the National Museum of the American Indian

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) is one the world’s largest collections of Native art and artifacts. The NMAI aims to educate visitors about Native cultures — past and present — through its exhibits on display in Washington, D.C., New York City and Suitland, Maryland.  With approximately 266,000 catalog records spanning over […]

August 10, 2020

Happy International Day of La Francophonie

The Francophonie celebrates 50 years! Every March 20, Francophones and Francophiles around the world celebrate the International Day of La Francophonie. In 2020, Canada is joining with the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) to mark La Francophonie’s 50th anniversary. The International Day of La Francophonie was inaugurated in 1988 to commemorate the creation of the […]

March 20, 2020

Bon mois de la Francophonie!

In March, we celebrate the month of La Francophonie! Did you know? There are more than 300 million French speakers around the world. Canada is a proud member of the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie, working with Francophone partners to promote our common values, including peace, democracy, diversity, and respect for human rights. Canada was […]

March 2, 2020

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