May 29, 2016
Hero Story #1

Heroes of the Past: Mary Seacole

Heroes of the Past: Mary Seacole Mary Seacole (1854-1856) is an exceptional woman of the Victorian Era who was known as ‘Mother Seacole’ to the British soldiers of the Crimean war for her compassion and dedication to their care. A woman of intelligence, fine business sense, and grit, she opened up a boarding house in Crimea from which she funded her private nursing efforts. We remember her today for her hard-won achievements and immense kindness. Mary Seacole, originally Mary Jane Grant, was born in Kingston, Jamaica as the daughter of […]
May 25, 2016
Hero Story #2

The Weekly Wall of Heroes, Part 2

The Weekly Wall of Heroes, Part 2 The Weekly Wall of Heroes, Part 2 Happy Friday to you, our EVERYDAY HEROES. Welcome back to The Weekly Wall of Heroes, where we present ordinary people doing extraordinary things!! Stories submitted will be featured here! First Combat Amputee to reach the Top of Mt Everest. Charlie Linville is a Marine Corp Veteran. He was a Staff Sgt, honourably discharged. He suffered a brain injury and a severly injured finger and foot from a land mine. His finger was amputated. After many failed […]
May 25, 2016
Hero Story #3

The Heroes and Heroics of Fort McMurray Part 2

The Heroes and Heroics of Fort McMurray Part 2 As you know, on May 1st 2016, wildfires swept through Wood Buffalo, Alberta. These wildfires raged over thousands of acres of forest in days, and continues to grow. The Fort McMurray fires terrorized, and displaced over 90,000 residents and workers. This evacuation is the largest in Canadian history, and the third largest environmental evacuation in the world. The fires hit record breaking temperatures of 32.8 Celsius. The Canadian people came together to organize aid, and bring hope to those fleeing. Here are some […]
May 23, 2016
Hero Story #4

Heroes of the Past: John Snow (1800s)

Heroes of the Past: John Snow (1800s) John Snow was an English Doctor known for his role in developing anaesthesia and medical hygiene. He was the founding Father of epidemiology. Epidemiology is the study of disease outbreaks, with a focus on prevention. We present him here as an inspirational EVERYDAY HERO, because of the odds he overcame, bringing preventative healthcare to the general public. John Snow was born in York, England in 1813. They lived in one of the poorest neighbourhoods in the city. John was a highly intelligent child. His mother invested her […]