Finding Canadian Roots

The Canadian Roots is a field trip that takes Canadian students Native communities across Canada. The goal is to “break down stereotypes, open a dialogue, and build honest relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people living on this land.”

The idea is simple: That the lack of unity between First Nations and non-First Nations people hurts our prosperous country. By engaging ”in the teachings, triumphs and daily realities of Inuit, First Nations and Métis communities in Canada” we can help improve those relations.

Canadian Roots has made some great steps towards a better country and for that we applaud them. Congratulations guys. Check out the video clip of the 2009 trip HERE. Check out the teaser for the 2011 trip HERE.

A Great Canadian Comedian Russell Peters

Starting his career in Toronto, Ontario, Russell Peters has catapulted into the global arena in the past several years. His fans relate to his brand of observational humour that pokes fun at everything from race and class to culture and life experience.

In 2006 he released Russell Peters: Outsourced which sold over 100,000 copies. And in 2008 he released Russell Peters: Red, White, and Brown.

He is currently touring the states with a few stops in Canada with The New Majority Tour featuring Gabriel Iglesias, Steve Byrne, Lisa Lampanelli and of course Russell Peters. It’s “a once in a lifetime opportunity to see four of the hottest comics in the world on one stage.” With shows like this Russell’s career seems hotter than ever. Keep it up man!

Watch Russell Peters – How to become a Canadian citizen

What Did Stephen Harper do

As the Prime Minister Stephen Harper goes into his first year with a majority government some Canadians are documenting his every move. Posting things like “The census is how our government determines the state and needs of the country. Harper tried to secretly eliminate the long form census so that he could quite literally make uninformed decisions.” or “Stephen Harper doesn’t know the difference between people from India and First Nations people.”

The idea behind the website shitharperdid.ca is to keep the general public informed. This way when election time comes around we are not just voting, but making informed decisions about who we want representing our country. In a time when social media can make or break a campaign a site like this can be detrimental to a party. But, even with sites like this dominating the online political jungle, the liberals weren’t able to make the comeback they had planned. The new Official Opposition is the NDP and they are now tasked with keeping the government in check. Maybe Jack Layton should check out shitharperdid.ca to find out where to start.

What do you think about sites like this? How do you think Jack Layton will do as the leader of the official opposition? How do you feel after reading shitharperdid.ca? Leave a comment to let us know.

Epic Mealtime

What do drunken French Canadian cooks do on their days off? Epic mealtime gives you some insight into that question. Fortunately these guys decided to video tape the debauchery and post it on YouTube. I love Canada.

The crazy Canadian online extreme cooking show beaks all the rules. The videos are hilarious, the food is great and they are in the top ten most watched videos on YouTube. Bacon and meat, Ninja turtle soup, Candy BBQ, and lasagna layered fast-food burgers. It’s hard to imagine what these guys will come up with next. You can follow the show at www.epicmealtime.com; a new episode comes out every Tuesday.

With some unforgettable one-liners, and seemingly never-ending culinary concoctions epic mealtime has a recipe for success.

“We make your dreams come true, and then we eat them.”

“Next time we eat a baby”

Keep it up guys.

Photo Contest

“Like” our page on Facebook and submit your Canadian photos for your chance to win an awesome Canadian wine prize pack.

The photo can be of anything you like, but must be accompanied by a description telling us why it represents Canada.

Readers will judge the photos, with the help of a few Great Canadian Online Magazine volunteers. Every year I will post the top 5 photos and the winner will receive a Canadian Wine Prize pack.

Submit your photos via our Facebook page or e-mail them to greatcanadianmagazine@hotmail.com

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