O Canada Blogathon Oct 4 Roundup


Welcome to day one of the O Canada blogathon!

Today’s posts include a girl from Winnipeg with a big voice, an actress from Montreal with a big dream, a man who taught us to love classic movies in Ontario, an iconic actor, a masterpiece of animation, Canadian heroes fighting Nazis, Mounties on all kinds of missions (even animated) and much more. Enjoy today’s writing:

Riding the High Country follows Errol Flynn in Northern Pursuit

Stardust appreciates the achievements of Norma Shearer

A Person in the Dark looks at Dudley Do-Right and Canadian Manhood

Phantom Empires  has a Mountie double feature: first we go to Fort Vengeance (1953) and then

Dick Powell stars in Mrs. Mike, a simple Canadian Romance

Classic Movie Man sings the praises of Deanna Durbin: Winnipeg’s Sweetheart

Wide Screen World looks at William Shatner through The Devil’s Rain

Caftan Woman tells of Canada’s favourite classic movie host Elwy Yost

Portraits by Jenni describes Canada’s struggle against the Nazis in 49th Parallel

Tales of the Easily Distracted also has a double feature: Two O’Clock Courage and Strange Brew

Rock & Rule: Canada’s Animated Masterpiece rocks it at A Shroud of Thoughts

Mike’s Take on the movies flies with Cagney and the Royal Canadian Air Force in Captains of the Clouds

Thanks to The National Film Board of Canada (NFB), one lucky blogathon participant will receive this DVD of Sarah Polley’s film Stories We Tell. A winner will be selected by way of a random draw from bloggers who post within the blogathon period.


Many thanks to the NFB!



13 thoughts on “O Canada Blogathon Oct 4 Roundup”

    1. I know, very impressed with all the writing and sure to be impressed with the next few days’ stuff too! looking forward to it

  1. What a fantastic selection! I’ve been reading the posts off and on all day — so much good writing!

    My post will be up no later than Sunday evening! 🙂

    Best wishes,

  2. What a wealth of riches! I’ve been away this weekend, so will be reading this stuff over the next few days.

    My own humble contribution (the Roddy Piper movie Marked Man) will be appearing on Wednesday.

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