Defining Moments Canada / Moments Déterminants Canada is a Canadian heritage organization dedicated to commemorating “definitional moments” in our shared histories through the stories that have made them significant.
Bryce@100 explores the career and legacy of Dr. Peter Henderson Bryce – a Canadian public health official who fought to expose the atrocious conditions in Canada’s Residential Schools over 100 years ago, culminating in the publication of his pamphlet The Story of a National Crime: An Appeal for Justice to the Indians of Canada. Through the use of Two-Eyed Seeing and Curatorial Thinking, Bryce@100 will delve into subject matters such as Colonialism, Canada’s Reserve and Residential School Systems, and the Evolution of Public Health in Canada.
“We Need to Talk about Bryce” Podcast
Each monthly episode is led by Bobby Henry, a member of the Cayuga Nation, from Six Nations of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. Bobby is an Assistant Professor in Brock University’s Faculty of Education and a PhD candidate at Trent University in Indigenous Studies. This podcast features leading Indigenous educators, public health experts, and knowledge keepers. These conversations stem from excerpts from Dr. Peter Bryce’s 1922 pamphlet, The Story of a National Crime, and draw connections across historical and contemporary standpoints.
Every evil has an origin...
In the Lord's year 1303, a holy order of knights faces the brink of extinction. Their holy crusade falters as a fiendish monster from beyond the mist decimates their numbers. In desperation, the Knights Templar dispatch a unit to find an ancient relic hoping to tip the scales in the battle against the forces of darkness. Sir Marcus Le'heroux bravely leads the knights into the Hungarian wilderness, but when the weapon he finds buried in the Mátra Mountains turns out to be an awakened Soulstealer, he faces much more than he bargained for. Will the Order's new weapon prove to be more monster than man?
Embark on the thrilling origin story of the death eater Oxivius Soulforge from the Baku Trilogy. Before being shaped by the Witch of Endor into the master of necromantic arts, he walked the earth as Soulstealer.
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History's most peaceful race created one of its deadliest weapons.
Forged in the Living Flame by a long-extinct alien race, The Gem of Notna is the stuff of legends, on par with Pandora's Box or the Holy Grail. But once archaeologist Dr. Jack Corbett stumbled upon the crystal deep in the jungle, he triggered a whirlwind of events and found himself neck-deep in a centuries-old holy war. The Divine and the Underworld have been locked in a virtual stalemate for the past three hundred years, and the Gem of Notna could be the key to breaking it.
With the gem in his possession, Jack discovers a world of monsters and gods, as well as an entirely different plane of existence that watches over our own. Old grudges resurface, fallen warriors are reborn in the most violent of ways, but at the end of the day, the fate of the world may well rest in Jack's hands.
J.D. Cunegan (Bounty, Blood Ties) introduces Notna, a supernatural fantasy epic that will leave readers flipping through the pages with every twist and turn. Grand in scale and steeped in the very comic book lore that lured Cunegan to writing in the first place, Notna proves that anyone can save the world – or die trying.Visit Website
In a world where writing disappears when the author dies, 22-year-old Cael Oberlan watches the last gasping breaths of his best friend. He pulls a scrap of paper out of his pocket as his friend’s signature fades. Cael only wants vengeance for his friend and to create a reality where he no longer has to bow before any man. However, the nagging suspicion that his father, who started this war, hasn't given him the whole story about his role in this conflict threatens to unravel everything he ever thought he knew about himself and the people he is fighting to free.
As nephew of the King, 24-year-old Emil Trestinsen should be a hero. He should already hear his name echoing in celebration in the streets of the capital. In a young life already full of disappointment, a lack of recognition for ridding the kingdom of "Ruinous" Lorcen Oberlan may prove to be the final push he needs to seize his destiny. He will prove his worth to his family and his nation. He will end this rebellion and take his rightful place as the next governor of the rebels.
When 18-year-old Merily Oberlan receives letters from the frontlines, and the top one is blank, she is devastated to realize one of her loved ones has died in battle. She is determined to help bring an end to this bloody war and be strong for her people, a cultural and religious minority in the kingdom of Harfal.
What started as a simple rebellion transforms into a complicated web of lies, betrayal, and difficult decisions no one should have to make. It is a race against time and death as handwriting continues to disappear, erasing the contracts and historical records necessary for peaceful negotiations.Visit Website
Do you know what it's like to sit by yourself at lunch? Do you know how it feels when it seems everyone around you has close friends except you? That's exactly how Ryan feels. He wants good friends and he wants to be accepted by his classmates, but he isn't sure how to make that happen. Join him as he learns to put others first and make things right when he has been wrong!Visit Website
Turn off the Lights is a combined work of poetry that includes all the poems from my first chapbook, Owl’s Moonlight. It is a collection of poetry dating back to my teenage years that covers a variety of themes including love, heartbreak, pain, depression, mental health, and concussions. In essence, this is a second edition.
Growing up there was an unwritten rule that men should not express their feelings. As a teenager it is rather difficult to keep your emotions bottled up. You are navigating the social realm of high school and learning who you are. Why poetry?
I hit some rocky moments in high school that my English teacher noticed. He would frequently give me heck for declining grades and slacking off. The best piece of advice he gave me was about my feelings and writing. He told me that as men, we may not share our feelings with others very often, but there is nothing stopping us from writing to ourselves. Write poetry. Reflect on your work each year. You will learn a great deal about yourself, especially when you are older.
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