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S: Heritage Album

FC: Heritage Album | by Eloise Nadela Ms. Sachs-Pepe P3

2: Table of Contents: Post WWII (50's, 60's, 70's).....................................3 The 1980's.....................14 2000's to Present.....20 Works Cited/Bibliography....26

3: A poster from the 50's of the popular beverage, Canada Dry's Ginger Ale. | Poster of a brand of apples from the 50's.

4: The poster of the Calgary Stampede during the 1970s.

5: In the 1950s, the Cold War and the threat of Nuclear War loomed over Canada while the economy prospered. The 1950s was the decade of television and entertainment, as well as the Baby Boom. In August 7, 1950, Canada joins the UN force to fight in the Korean War. Later, on December 18, 1950, the first Canadian troops arrive in Korea, although the Korean War started on June 25. NATO, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, was formed in 1949, a military alliance based on the North Atlantic Treaty that was signed. NORAD, the North American Aerospace Defense Command, was formed in 1958. It was a joint organization of Canada and the US that resulted as an effect of the Cold War. Elvis Presley became the leading figure of rock 'n' roll, which emerged in the mid-1950s as the teen music of choice. The Suez Crisis occured in 1956, where Canada made a peacekeeping scheme instead of aggression. If Canada had not become involved in the Suez Crisis as a neutral party, it could have escalated into another world war. On February 15, 1965, Canada had a new flag, which is the maple leaf flag we still use today. Meanwhile, although Canada had participated in the Korean War, it did not participate in the Vietnam War. In fact, several thousand Canadians joined the US military and served in Vietnam. After the fall of Saigon in 1975, many Vietnamese refugees came to Canada and settled in Toronto and Vancouver.

6: A British Columbian newspaper worth 5 cents, featuring an article about the Korean war, among others.

7: A newspaper ad for Led Zeppelin's concert in the 70s. | A sketch of the costume for the 1970 production of the famous ballet, Giselle. Renowned artist Desmond Heely designed the costumes, as well as the sets.

9: Elaine Tanner | Elaine Tanner was a famous Canadian swimmer who was known as the "Mighty Mouse" because of her size and competitiveness, which made her well-known as one of the top swimmers in Canadian swimming.

11: Left: The winner of the Miss Canada pageant in 1961, Iris Elaine Thurlwell. Right: A scan of a 60's postcard of Niagara Falls.

13: Left: A Coca-Cola poster in the 50s and a postcard of BC in the 60s. Right: A handmade Sherwood Park, Alberta Trailer Club license plate from the mid-60s.

14: Canada in the 1980s to Present

15: During this period, the Cold War was still in effect, since 1945, and did not end until the beginning of the 90s. O Canada was the new national anthem on June 27. On April 12, 1980, Terry Fox began his Marathon of Hope to raise money for cancer research. Terry Fox himself was diagnosed with cancer in 1977. He couldn't finish his marathon after announcing that the cancer had spread to his lungs. He raised nearly $25 million for cancer research. He later died on June 28 at the age of 22. In 1982 the worst recession since the Great Depression began. In 1985, Rick Hansen began his Man in Motion Tour in a wheelchair, who was inspired by Terry Fox. The Winter Olympics in Calgary opened on February 13. The Goods and Service Tax (GST) started in January 1st, wreaking havoc with retailers and consumers all over Canada. The GST was the second tax to sales receipts. In 1992 Roberta Bondar became the first Canadian female astronaut in space. The Toronto Blue Jays became the first Canadian baseball team to win the World Series against all-American players in 1992, and won again in 1993. In June 1993, Kim Campbell became the first female Canadian Prime Minister, although it was short-lived. In 1996 the maple leaf became the new official emblem of Canada. The federal government issued a formal apology to First Nations peoples for past injustices in 1998. On April 1st, 1999, Nunavut became the new territory of Canada, changing its map for the first time in 20 years.

16: The maple leaf was the official emblem of Canada in 1996. | A postage stamp from the 80s showing what appears to be the Canadian Rockies.

17: Top: The 1980 Dodge St. Regis car. | Bottom: A coloured magazine ad in the 80s.

19: The Canadian First Nation Futsal National Team won the first Futsal Aboriginal Cup in Canada in 1987.

20: Canada in the 2000s

21: 2000 was the latest decade; it started on January 1st, 2000, to December 31st, 2009 and the beginning of the 21st century. This decade was usually referred to as the “two-thousands,” however more and more people have begun to refer to it as the “Noughties” or the “ohs.” Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her Golden Jubilee as the Queen of Canada in February 2002. In December 12, 2003, Paul Martin becomes the 21st Prime Minister of Canada. In February 6, 2006, Stephen Harper became the 22nd Prime Minister of Canada. The Turin/Torino Winter Olympics began on February 10, 2006, and ended in February 26, 2006. Canada won 7 bronze, 10 silver, and 7 gold medals, making up a total of 24 medals during the Olympics. On June 2nd, 2006, a series of counter-terrorism raids in the Greater Toronto Area resulted in the arrest of 18 people (the “Toronto 18”) who were accused of plotting terrorism, such as bombing, to open fire in a crowded area, storm the CBC and other areas, as well as taking hostages and beheading the Prime Minister and other leaders. The 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics started on August 8, 2008 and ended in August 24, 2008. The 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics was one of the biggest events in 2010. It was held from February 12 to February 28, 2010 Vancouver. Alexandre Bilodeau won the first ever Olympic gold medal on Canadian soil. Canada went on to win 14 gold medals in the Olympics, making it the most gold ever won by one country.

22: Paul Martin was the Prime Minister of Canada from 2003-2006. | Stephen Harper is the current Prime Minister of Canada, since 2006.

23: The terrorist group ("Toronto 18") who had been accused of plotting destruction, hostages, and assassination.

24: The 2008 Summer Olympics held in Beijing, China, on August 8, 2008 at 8:08:08 pm.

25: The 2010 Winter Olympics held in Vancouver, BC, where Canada won the most Gold medals.

26: Bibliography: | http://www.flickr.com/photos/christianmontone/4163063301/ http://www.simplymainestuff.com/Big%20Chielf%20Canada%201950%20crate.jpg http://davescoins.net/Pictures_Online/10/03/51/Coin10035175-2Large.jpg http://isitt.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/ccf-news-1950.jpg http://www.flickr.com/photos/33445721@N04/3525455826/ http://www.montrealgazette.com/4564819.bin?size=620x400 http://im4.ebidst.com/upload_big/9/2/9/1277216192-7841-3786.jpg http://www.flickr.com/photos/woodysworld1778/2258195393/ http://i.ebayimg.com/12/!B6ME0uwCWk~$(KGrHqF,!hkEyrwgTq-EBMwh378BTw~~_3.JPG http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_VIt42ZwDrR4/TPKMbH-5QkI/AAAAAAAAEuI/wqp5s9Bk-_s/s1600/LZ%2BPure%2BBlues%2Bt2000%2Bback.jpg http://www.canadiandesignresource.ca/officialgallery/wp-content/uploads/2006/06/Calgary_Stampede_1970_canadian_design.jpg http://national.ballet.ca/uploadedImages/interact/virtualmuseum/gallery-giselle2/GISE2-1970-8-large.jpg http://www.pageantopolis.com/national/canada_1960.htm http://www.swotti.com/tmp/swotti/cacheC3RLCGHLBIBOYXJWZXI=/imgstephen%20harper2.jpg http://www.olympics.bm/images/torino%202006%20logo.bmp http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/h4/f1/xx008457-v6.jpg http://wearechangetoronto.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/The-Toronto-18-Mugs-405x300.jpg http://blog.giltravel.com/blog/wp-content/beijing2008olympics1.jpg http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh56/themomcat/2010_winter_olympics_logosvgpn.png

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