TFO 24.7, the new francophone point of view. A magazine that entertains, informs, and comments on French-Canadian social and cultural finds. TFO 24.7 presents artisans, artists, youths, entrepreneurs, leaders, and many others who breathe life into French-Canadian culture from coast to coast. Stories, features, interviews, humour, and opinion videos: a show that offers an authentic look on our French-Canadian identity.
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Take a Look: Beechwood, Let Us Remember!
In peaceful Beechwood cemetary, in Ottawa, more than 75 000 Canadians from all walks of life have found their eternal rest. Among those buried in Beechwood, visitors will find Canadian Armed Forces members, veterans, war victims, RCMP members and ex-members, governors general, prime ministers, and Victoria Cross recipients. Beechwood cemetary was chosen to be the seat of the National Military Cemetary, of the RCMP`s National Commemorative Cemetary and Ottawa`s police department`s commemorative cemetary.
Réalisateurs: Carine Ouellet, Benjamin Vachet
Production year: 2015
In peaceful Beechwood cemetary, in Ottawa, more than 75 000 Canadians from all walks of life have found their eternal rest. Among those buried in Beechwood, visitors will find Canadian Armed Forces members, veterans, war victims, RCMP members and ex-members, governors general, prime ministers, and Victoria Cross recipients.
Beechwood cemetary was chosen to be the seat of the National Military Cemetary, of the RCMP`s National Commemorative Cemetary and Ottawa`s police department`s commemorative cemetary.
Dans un grand espace vert, un carrousel dort au soleil. Au travers des arbres, des pierres tombales se dressent. Un canon monte la garde.
Les pierres tombales, toutes blanches et alignées sont ornées de la couronne qui caractérise leur régiment. Sur une plaque au sol, on peut lire : « Nous nous souviendrons d'eux. » À l'entrée du cimetière, un panneau indique qu'il s'agit du Cimetière militaire national.
Des rangées de petites pierres blanches à l'effigie de milliers de soldats sont alignées. Ailleurs près d'un ange sculpté, un rocher supporte une plaque dédiée à la mémoire de Catherine M. E. Numan.
Dans les allées, les arbres donnent un caractère champêtre à l'endroit.
Un livre de pierre est ouvert sur le sol, pour Albert et Angeline.
Plus loin, on nous mène à la portion civile du cimetière où de très vieilles pierres sont érigées parmi de plus récentes. Puis on revient à la partie du cimetière militaire bien identifiée par le char d'assaut qui protège l'âme des défunts.
Ensuite on visite une partie où les stèles et les obélisques s'élèvent vers le ciel pour arriver à un mur garni de plaques.
On revient à l'impressionnant champ de pierres blanches à l'effigie des différents régiments de l'armée canadienne.
Dans une allée, des livres de granit trônent sur des socles de granit rose. C'est l'aire des poètes.
Au soleil couchant, les ombres s'allongent pour la nuit.
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Voluntourism: When Your Good Intentions Get Exploited - vidéo
Did you know that going overseas to do volunteer work can do more harm than good? What about your money? Is it going to the coffers of a private company instead of those who need it? Are you considering an international cooperation project as your next...
Métis Culture Lives On in the Arrow Sash - vidéo
Louise Vien was in her twenties when she learned she was Métis. Since then, the history and culture buff has set herself the mission to preserve traditional Native arts--and it is no small feat. Vien believes culture is handed down through the arts. A ...
Fishing Safari on Great Slave Lake - vidéo
Great Slave Lake Safaris is a company offering fishing trips on Great Slave Lake, the deepest lake on the American continent. For three years now, its founder, ex-serviceman Jocelyn Démétré, has spent the summer months on a little island at the heart o...
Rita Iriarte: "Do I Miss My Country?" - vidéo
Rita Iriarte is a Venezuela-born artist who came to live in Canada 24 years ago. From her Eastern Ontario studio, she paints pieces that at times recall her origins and at times bring to mind the generosity of her country of adoption. While Venezuela p...
The Legends of Alexandre Bisaillon: The Search for the Drowned - vidéo
Comedian Alexandre Bisaillon is out to untangle the legends of Ontario. In this episode, he tackles the legend of the search for the drowned. The story claims a drowned person can be found using a blessed slice of bread thrown into the water. Is the le...
Wood Turner: Finding Beauty in Imperfection - vidéo
Do you know how round objects are carved out of wood? With a woodworking lathe, of course. But it´s not as easy as it looks; mixed in with technique and skill are intuition, ingenuity and creativity. Working around the imperfections of a tree and bring...
Alexandre Bisaillon, Legends: The Ghost of Mackenzie King - vidéo
Comedian Alexandre Bisaillon takes a look at the legend of the ghost of Canada´s former Prime Minister, Mackenzie King, said to haunt the Mackenzie King Estate in Chelsea to this day. Fascinated by the paranormal, he had an entire room devoted to commu...
Abortion: Pro-Choice is for Life - vidéo
Josée Laramée was raped at 18 years of age. Influenced by a pro-life organization, she went through with her pregnancy and kept the baby. Today, for the first time in public, Laramée discusses the difficulties of being a single teen mother to a serious...
Popsilos: Silos Made Beautiful Through Art - vidéo
Popsilos is a tourist trail that features five giant works of silo art in Eastern Ontario´s United Counties of Prescott and Russell. Street artists from all across Canada were chosen to give new life to farming silos, marrying urban sensibilities with ...
NATHAN DIMITROFF - THE FRANCO-ONTARIAN FLAG - vidéo
After years spent in Acadia, Bulgaro-Acadian and assimilated Anglophone Nathan Dimitroff has decided to conquer new lands, so here he is, in Ontario! Next stop, Sudbury! Nathan tells the story of the Franco-Ontarian flag´s creation. The expression ""...
Suicide and the Media: Do We Talk About It Too Much? - vidéo
With the recent flurry of suicides being broadcast live on Facebook and Periscope, and the new controversial Netflix show 13 Reasons Why, suicide is back in the spotlight. Do we talk about it too much? Is it really contagious? Could media exposure trig...
Luc Dugas: Painting Under Pressure - vidéo
Caraquet native Luc Dugas is a former insurance agent who has since dedicated himself to painting. And while he exhibits in various New Brunswick galleries, he would love for his works to be shown outside of the province. Airbrushing is his technique o...
Banff National Park: The Icefields Parkway - vidéo
Anyone who thinks Alberta winters are boring or unappealing has never been to Banff National Park. A series of forests, mountains, valleys, and rivers that spans 6641 km2, Canada´s first-ever national park is located 120 km from Calgary. In the winter,...
Acadia: Country with No Borders - vidéo
When he was a child, Nathan Dimitroff didn´t understand exactly where Acadia was. Can a country with no borders really exist? How can Acadia be defined? How can you identify with it? Identifying with a community does not necessarily mean that our roots...