Compiled by Janica Maya
For decades now, female athletes proved to the world that they could surely change the game. For instance, Billie Jean King, best known for her winning match “Battle of the Sexes” in 1973 with former men’s champion Bobby Riggs. She revolutionized sports by paving a path for other talented athletes like Serena Williams, who won multiple grand slam singles titles than any other women or men in the Open era.
By Kassandra Sharma
Jian Hennings’ Grace & Saleem was the feature film of opening night at the Caribbean Tales Film Festival 2020. A fantastic choice to headline the theme of the night “Trini In Me” the film is a sweet retelling of a troupe we all know too well. Boy meets girl, and girl meets boy and his beat up, old pickup truck. And thus, our rocky yet romantic tale unfolds.
By Aaron Zaretsky
November is a month to remember those who served and or sacrificed their life for our country. Unfortunately, heroes of Colour are often forgotten or underepresented when discussing Canadian war heroes. They are also not as well documented.
Did you know that 2018 is the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War? Toronto will host several free celebrations in order to commemorate Remembrance Day on November 11th.
By Aaron Zaretsky
Most people might think that comics are only about super heroes and fighting villains. This is due to the comic industry being dominated by American comics like Spiderman and Batman. But what about Canadian comics? You might find it surprising but Canadian cartoonists date back to the 19th century (yes, they exist!) Here are 5 Canadian cartoonists that feature a diverse mix of topics and issues that you might not have known about.
By Nabeela Damji
In celebration of National Indigenous History Month, the AGO presents the works of two powerful indigenous artists Kenojuak Ashevak and her nephew Timootee (Tim) Pitsiulak. This is the first time Inuit art has been exhibited at the AGO and is a great way for people to experience Inuit art and culture. Ashevak is a Companion of the Order of Canada and won the Governor General’s award in Visual and Media Arts in 2008.