The opening ceremony of the 87th Royal Agricultural Winter Fair hosted by Prince Charles and Camilla at the Ricoh Coliseum, CNE, in Toronto on 5 November 2009. The Prince was introduced by Gayle McPherson, President and Chairman of the Board of the Fair.
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip visited Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada in the summer of 1976 on the way to open the Olympic Games in Montreal. The Queen stopped by Saint Mary's University to attend a folk festival. The slide show includes the photographs of the festival activities and the photos of the royal couple.
Mrs Susan Sumiko Tsuji was a TV broadcast producer, entrepreneur, activist and the host of the show Hello Japan.
She was interned in a camp in British Columbia during World War II, and the experience played a prominent part
in her life.
She was a graduate from Ryerson Polytechnic (now Ryerson University, Toronto). With only a TV production certificate and some volunteer work at a community cable station, she went to Multilingual Television (now CFMT) with an idea in 1979.
For four years, she produced and hosted Japanese Panorama, Toronto's first Japanese-English TV show. After leaving CFMT, she started her own company, Tsuji Communications Inc. and launched the show Hello Japan in 1984 through CityTV. She went to large Japanese companies, such as Canon and Sony, to get sponsorship, camera and editing equipment.
The TV program showed news, arts, cultures and technologies from Japan. Mrs Tsuji was said to want Canadians to accept Japanese people and to learn about them. She became a voice for Japanese culture in Toronto. Stan Papulkas, the executive director of CGMT, remembered Mrs Tsuji as one of the hardest-working people for the Japanese community. Mike Maeda, a vice-president at Canon said, "She contributed a great deal to Japanese Canadian content."
Hello Japan was stopped after Susan Tsuji was diagnosed with cancer in 2000. After over 20 years of services for Toronto's Japanese community, Susan died at 69 in August 2002 in Toronto.
From a precocious boy in his brothers' group, the Jackson Five, Michael Jackson became the biggest pop singer in the world and gained a name as the "King of Pop." After the sign-up with Motown Records In 1968, the Jackson Five ruled the music charts from the late 1960s to early 1070s; with Motown Records the group recorded 14 albums and Michael Jackson four solo albums. Since then he acquired many industry awards and sold more than 750 million albums. In his later years, he was troubled with legal and financial problems. On June 25, 2009, he collapsed and required CPR. After rushed by the paramedics of the Los Angeles Fire Department, he was pronounced dead at an age of 50.