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The Welsh Surveyor or Spy? War of 1812

Windsor’s poet laureate Marty Gervais thinks the history books may have fudged the story of the capture of Detroit in the War of 1812. “I believe the British got the plans for the fort from a Welsh surveyor on this side of the river,” said Gervais. In fact, he goes so far as to call […]


Cymru Ottawa yn dathlu Gwyl Dewi

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The King Who Waits

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A Christmas to Remember – Nadolig i’w Chofio


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Canadian in running for Dylan Thomas Prize

Canadian poet Jacob McArthur Mooney is one of five emerging authors shortlisted for the 2011 Dylan Thomas Prize, an international competition celebrating young writers. Nova Scotia-born, Toronto-based Mooney is a poet, blogger and literary critic, who recently received the Banff Centre Bliss Carman Poetry Award and served as writer-in-residence at the Pierre Berton House in Dawson […]

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Wales builds creative links with Canada

Wales builds creative links with Canada Section Culture | Published on 4 Nov 2011 Canada’s top representative in Britain has been welcomed to Wales for the first time by First Minister Carwyn Jones for talks on developing trade links between the two countries. High Commissioner Gordon Campbell, who has been in post since September this year, said, “Canada […]

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Clive Doucet reaches the “end of the road” in Wales

Clive Doucet reaches the “end of the road“ Posted by Trevor Pritchard on Friday, October 28, 2011 Over the past few months, we’ve been following Clive Doucet’s journeys across Europe. The former city councillor and mayoral contender has been writing extensively about his travels since May, usually with an eye to how Ottawa can learn from the places he’s […]

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North American Association for the Study of Welsh Culture and History

North American Association for the Study of Welsh Culture and History (NAASWCH) International Conference on Welsh Studies Bangor University Bangor, Gwynedd, Wales 26-28 July, 2012 Call for Papers The NAASWCH Program Committee seeks diverse perspectives on Wales and Welsh culture – as well as proposals focused on the Welsh in North America – from many […]

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THE BATTLE OF THE TREES: VISITING WELSH TELLER AND MUSICIAN CHIRSTINE COPPER THE BATTLE OF THE TREES: VISITING WELSH TELLER AND MUSICIAN CHIRSTINE COPPER   (Thurs. Oct. 13: Westboro)  A child poet. A powerful magician. Two archeologists. Robert Graves, writer. A young mother in labour. And you, the listener. What could connect these people? […]

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Welsh Retired bricklayer off to Ottawa to meet mum he never knew

Retired bricklayer off to Canada to meet mum he never knew ‎ WalesOnline – James McCarthy – 11 Sep 2011 He had always thought he was Welsh-born but he now knows he hails from … The 84-year, who lives in a two bedroomed house in Ottawa, is nervous, too. …

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