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Great Decades at the Movies

This edition of Beaches|Life will be featuring some of the most critically acclaimed films of the 1990s.  Bob Rae became Ontario’s first NDP Premier (October 1, 1990), GST became effective (January 1, 1991), Roberta Bondar became Canada’s first female astronaut in space (January 22, 1992), Toronto Blue Jays became the first Canadian baseball team to win the World Series (October … <entire article…>

Great Decades at the Movies

This edition of Beaches|life will be featuring some of the most critically acclaimed films of the 1980s.  Terry Fox began his Marathon of Hope in St. John’s, NL (April 12, 1980) the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms came into effect (April 17, 1982) wheelchair athlete Rick Hansen left Vancouver on his around the world Man in Motion tour to … <entire article…>

Great Decades at the Movies

This edition of Beaches|Life will be featuring some of the most critically acclaimed films of the 1970s.  The voting age was lowered to 18 years (June 26, 1970), Paul Henderson scored “the goal” which won Canada’s first hockey challenge against the Soviets (Sept. 28, 1972), Lester B. Pearson died (Dec. 27, 1972), Pauline Mills McGibbon became the first woman Lieutenant-Governor … <entire article…>

Great Decades at the Movies – 1960s

This edition of Beaches|life will be featuring some of the most critically acclaimed films of the 1960s.  The Canadian Bill of Rights was approved, giving people of the First Nations the right to vote in federal elections (August 10, 1960), the Trans-Canada Highway opened (July 30, 1962), Canada inaugurated its new red maple leaf on white with red side bars … <entire article…>

Great Decades at the Movies – 1950s

This edition of Beaches|life will be featuring some of the most critically acclaimed films of the 1950s.  Inuit Canadian are given the right to vote (Jan. 1, 1950), CBC Televsion started to air (Sept. 6, 1952), Korean War (1950–53), Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame was founded (Oct. 1957), St. Lawrence Seaway officially opens (1959), Lester Pearson was awarded the Nobel … <entire article…>

Great Decades at the Movies

This edition of Beaches|life will be featuring some of the most critically acclaimed films of the 1940s. And it wouldn’t be right, if we didn’t include a couple holiday season gems. Some events that occurred in this decade include the federal government introducing the Unemployment Insurance Commission (1940), Norman Breakey of Toronto invented the paint roller (1940), D-Day  (June 6, … <entire article…>

Great Decades at the Movies

Over the next few editions of Beaches|life we will be featuring some of the most critically acclaimed films of specific decades. The first decade we focus on is the 1930s. Some events that occurred in this decade include the Dionne quintuplets born in Corbeil, Ontario (May 1934), the  CBC was created (November 1936), Canadian artist Joe Shuster and American Jerome Siegel … <entire article…>

Social Justice to the Movies

We think it’s better, and on a whole, it is, but we are also reminded that there’s a long way to go. This edition of Beaches|life we are featuring films that address social justice. Some are Hollywood re-tellings, others are documentaries, but all are considered some of the best on the subject. They are funny, sad and most of all … <entire article…>

Coming Out Proud Movies

It’s never just one moment – it’s an ongoing journey. Ask anyone who’s done it; they’ll all have a coming out story. It’s a process that can be terrifying, exhilarating, heartbreaking and confidence-building. There are so many films that cover the subject: from high school to discovery in later life, from passion to awkwardness. Beaches|life has gathered together some of … <entire article…>