Happy Holidays

Posted by Frank Senecal (9214) on 12/16/2020

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Wishing all CVA members and their families the very best this holiday season. May the New Year bring you all health and prosperity.

 
 
The Staff
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Capital City Tour (The End)

Posted by Frank Senecal (9214) on 06/17/2020

Capital City Tour (The End)
(Canadian Style)

Québec, Quebec

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The origin of the city’s name, Québec, comes from the Algonquin language “narrow passage” or “straight”. Originally, it was used to describe the narrowing of the St. Lawrence near the current site of the City of Québec.

Route: V318 J568 DICEN YOW J546 YSO SIMCO2
Distance: 455 nm

Toronto, Ontario

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The name Toronto is derived from an Iroquois term meaning 'where there are trees in water' in reference to a weir for catching fish. Toronto gradually came to refer to a larger region that includes the site of the present city.
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Capital City Tour Part 9

Posted by Frank Senecal (9214) on 06/11/2020

Capital City Tour Part 9
(Canadian Style)

Iqaluit, Nunavut

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Iqaluit means “place of many fish” in the Inuktitut language. From 1955 to 1987, the settlement was named Frobisher Bay, after the explorer Martin Frobisher who searched for the Northwest Passage. In 1987, the town officially reverted to its original Inuktitut name, Iqaluit, and was designated as a city in 2001.

Route: YRL J513 YXL J525 YSP Q919 VIDGO Q911 EMPEK Q941 AGLUK
Distance: 1269 nm

Québec, Quebec

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The origin of the city’s name, Québec, comes from the Algonquin language “narrow passage” or “straight”. Originally, it was used to describe the narrowing of the St. Lawrence near the current site of the City of Québec.
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Multi Capital City Part 8

Posted by Frank Senecal (9214) on 05/31/2020

Capital City Tour Part 8
(Canadian Style)

St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador


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There is some disagreement regarding the history behind how St. John’s acquired its name. The most widely accepted explanation comes from the Portuguese explorer Gaspar Corte-Real, who recorded the area as Rio de San Johem in 1519. The earliest recording of the modern day spelling came from an English merchant who travelled to Newfoundland in the 1570’s.

Route: YYT V315 YQX BR21 BX YYR V331 UM RR23 YKL AR11 YVP AR10 UHA YFY
Distance: 1269 nm

Iqaluit, Nunavut

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Iqaluit means “place of many fish” in the Inuktitut language. From 1955 to 1987, the settlement was named Frobisher Bay, after the explorer Martin Frobisher who searched for the Northwest Passage. In 1987, the town officially reverted to its original Inuktitut name, Iqaluit, and was designated as a city in 2001.
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Multi Capital City Part 7

Posted by Frank Senecal (9214) on 05/28/2020

Capital City Tour Part 7

(Canadian Style)

Halifax, Nova Scotia

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The city adopted its name from Lord Halifax, the president of the British Board of Trade. The name was chosen in 1749 when approximately 2500 settlers landed on the Chebucto peninsula to establish a permanent settlement.

Route: V310
Distance: 99.5

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island


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In 1764, Captain Samuel Holland was appointed as Surveyor-General for the British Empire and tasked with surveying Britain’s newly acquired land in North America. He arrived on Prince Edward Island (then called Island of St. John) and recommended both the current location of Charlottetown as well as the name “Charlotte Town” to honour Queen Charlotte, wife of George III of England.

Route: V300 YQY J575 YYT
Distance: 442

St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador


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There is some disagreement regarding the history behind how St. John’s acquired its name. The most widely accepted explanation comes from the Portuguese explorer Gaspar Corte-Real, who recorded the area as Rio de San Johem in 1519. The earliest recording of the modern day spelling came from an English merchant who travelled to Newfoundland in the 1570’s.