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NFB’s The Devil’s Toy captures the spirit skateboarding in Montreal in the 1960s

The Devil’s Toy » Directed by Claude Jutra » 1966

National Film Board of Canada on YouTube » This short 1966 documentary dedicated “to all victims of intolerance” depicts the dawn of skateboarding in Montreal. A new activity frowned upon by police and adults, skateboarding gave youngsters a thrilling sensation of speed and freedom. This film – the first Canadian documentary ever made about the sport – captures the exuberance of boys and girls having the time of their lives in free-wheeling downhill locomotion.

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19 remarkable bookstores to visit in Canada

Vanessa Chiasson provides us with a “small sample of the incredible shops that are hard at work supporting local authors, hosting wonderful events, preserving heritage, giving cats a home, and setting the hearts of book lovers aflutter across the country.”

They include »

  • Abraxas Books And Gifts » Denman Island, British Columbia
  • Bookmark » Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
  • Huckleberry Books » Cranbrook, BC
  • Mac’s Fireweed Books » Whitehorse, Yukon
  • Maktaba Bookstore » Old Montréal, Quebec
  • McNally Robinson » Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • Venus Envy » Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Yellowknife Book Cellar » Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

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2021 Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival » October 30 to November 7!

The 2021 Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival is happening virtually and in-person this year from Saturday, October 30 to Sunday, November 7!

2021 Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival - Teaser

Featuring over 75 films, live events in Banff and Canmore, and 30 virtual programs to watch from the comfort of your home over nine epic days. Get your festival passes, Tuesday, October 5—available to purchase only until November 2 👉

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