Friday, July 6, 2007

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 23

The Royal Canadian Legion is the largest veteran's organization in Canada. They have over 400,000 members and affiliates. They do a lot of wonderful work for the community besides being a comfort and meeting place for veterans. They are involved in sponsoring sporting events (Legion Track meets, hockey & baseball teams to name a few), public speaking contests and helping us to remember the ultimate sacrifice some Canadians have borne for our nation.

Branch 23 is located on 1st Ave W near the North Bay Cenotaph.

The flags are at half staff as Canada lost 6 service persons serving their country on July 4th, 2007 in Afghanistan.

Although this epitaph is not in North Bay, it is in another wonderful city in Northern Ontario (Sault Ste. Marie). It is the inscription on the Cenotaph located on Queen St East in the Soo that was written by Rudyard Kipling in 1925:

From little towns, in a far land, we came,
to save our honour and a world aflame;
by little towns, in a far land, we sleep,
and trust those things we won
to you to keep.

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Old Temiskaming & Northern Ontario Railroad Head Office

Here's the ONR's former head office. The building was designed by architect Henry (Harry) Westlake Angus of London, Ontario. The ONR was originally called the Temiskaming and Northern Ontario Railroad when it was created in 1902 by an act of Parliament.

The building now houses ONTERA, the telecommunications subsidiary of the ONR.

Happy 4th of July to our friends from the south!

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Ontario Northland Railway (Old Head Office on Regina St)

This plaque is in the front of the ONR's former head office. The office building is now used by the ONR's subsidiary, ONTERA. ONTERA is a telecommunication company, offering a wide range of telecommunications and IP-based solutions, including Internet, long distance, local voice, data and information technology services throughout Northern Ontario. In some areas, they are also the cable television provider as well. The ONR footprint is throughout northeastern Ontario and is a very vital part of our past, current and future!

Sunday, July 1, 2007

July's Theme Day - Colour Red

It's the 1st of the month and that means its time for another City Daily Blogger Theme Day. July's theme is the colour RED.

Here in Canada, July 1st is a national holiday - Canada Day (Fête du Canada) or Dominion Day - it is the anniversary of the granting of Royal Assent to the British North America Act.

I know it would have been patriotic to show the Maple Leaf but I thought this shot of a Coca-Cola display in the shape of the Canadian Tire logo would be interesting. Since Canadian Tire is a very Canadian thing, eh! The McKeown Ave store was celebrating the remodelling & expansion of their store.

For those of you unfamiliar with Canadian Tire they have a loyalty programme begun around 1958 where they issue their own currency. Almost all Canadians have some Canadian Tire Money (with the picture of Sandy McTire on the front) hiding in either a drawer or wallet somewhere.

Please visit some of the other 100 Daily Photo Blogs that are participating in the colour red theme day.

Here is a list of them:
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