Brockville Collegiate Institute
Brockville Collegiate Institute is a public high school that follows the Ontario High School Curriculum. Their French Immersion program and Extended Core French involve 125 students in grades 9–12. Business, computers, liberal arts and communication programs have produced many graduates who have gone on to pursue careers in medicine, law, computer technology and business. Brockville Collegiate draws from ten public elementary schools, one separate elementary school and one French Catholic elementary school and represent a variety of ethno-cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. BCI has a high level of student leadership and participation in many school activities including: Athletic Association, Student Council, Yearbook and Lighting Crew and the Arts Programs. Ninety per cent of the student body pursues studies at the post-secondary level. BCI's long withstanding motto is "Excellence in Academics, Arts & Athletics" A number of school partnerships are linked to the co-operative education program.
Students benefit from community participation and support in band boosters club, football group, BCI alumni. These groups raise considerable amounts of money which contributes to the football program, the purchase of musical instruments, auditorium renovations and more than $30,000 annually in scholarships; the school facilities are utilized by many community groups. BCI students are involved in volunteering with community organizations and elementary schools. Brockville Collegiate Institute was built on the present site in 1889, was formally opened for the Fall term in September of that year, it was known as Brockville High School before changing its name to Brockville Collegiate Institute The grey stone building of simple and dignified architecture stood near the centre of the block between Orchard St. and Ormond St. facing Pearl St. on the south. A beautiful lawn in front extended the length of the block and was terraced to the playgrounds of the boys and girls at the rear; the school comprised the basement with cloakrooms for pupils and a furnace room, the main floor with office and library in a shallow extension at the front and three classrooms on the north.
The second floor held a laboratory above the office, an assembly room and one classroom. John McMullen, the author of A History of Canada and editor of The Brockville Monitor was head of the building committee; the citizens felt that at last that they had a splendid school – one that would serve the town for ages. The new school evidently attracted more pupils, in a short time, a small classroom was partitioned off the assembly room. Soon the was required for classes. In 1909, a north wing was added, containing the gymnasium on the ground floor, above that a laboratory and classroom, on the second floor, a large assembly hall, but this too proved quite inadequate for the growing numbers, the assembly hall was divided by means of temporary partitions into three classrooms; the two gymnasiums of the original building had long been used for unsatisfactory classrooms. It burned down on March 8, 1929, but re-opened two years by architect George Roper Gouinlock, son for prominent architect George Wallace Gouinlock.
Twenty-seven alumni were killed serving in World War I and forty-six in World War II. A bronze memorial plaque is dedicated as a list of honour to the former students of Brockville Collegiate Institute and Vocational School who died in the First and Second World Wars; the school is a member of the Upper Canada District School Board. Its feeder public elementary schools in the area include Commonwealth, Front of Yonge, Maynard, Prince of Wales, Thousand Islands Elementary School, Pineview, Westminster, St. Mary, Vanier; the student population sits at 760. BCI performs well in provincial academic testing and an estimated 90% of its graduates continue on to post-secondary education. In March 2007 it became the first school in the UCDSB to score 100% on the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test with the provincial average at 84%. In November 2006 BCI became accredited to offer the prestigious, internationally recognized International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme; the school extended core French programs.
Through its cooperative education courses 50–70 students have work-study placements in the community. In addition to these programs and its core curriculum, it offers students courses in such subjects as music theatre and nutrition, English media, music, photography, drama and peer support; the school offers its students a wide range of extracurricular activities in athletics and service clubs. School teams compete in badminton, cross country running, baseball, rowing, soccer and field, volleyball. Other extracurricular opportunities include a Student Council, a Yearbook Club, the Sound and Lighting Crew, Reach for the Top teams, the Rambotics Robotics Club, Math teams, the Envirothon Club, a Grad Club. In November 2010 the Senior Football team defeated Smith Falls 12–0 to win the EOSSAA championship, while doing so they became the first BCI squad to advance to the National Capital Bowl, held at Trent University in Peterborough; the Rams faced Adam Scott of Peterborough and were defeated, yet this marked a milestone for BCI Football and athletics in general.
In March 2014, the BCI Girls Curling Team won the EOSSAA Championship and the Silver Medal at the OFSAA
Bogus is a 1996 American fantasy film directed by Norman Jewison, written by Alvin Sargent, starring Whoopi Goldberg, Gérard Depardieu, Haley Joel Osment. It features magic tricks with magician Whit Haydn as consultant, it did poorly at the box office and Goldberg was nominated for a Razzie Award for her performance. It was filmed in New Jersey. A fantasy, it tells the story of seven-year-old Albert Franklin, the son of a Las Vegas magician's widowed assistant, his mother dies in a car accident and Albert, now an orphan, is sent to New Jersey to live with his mother's foster sister, Harriet. The plot revolves around Albert, his imaginary friend named Bogus, a French magician, who helps the boy cope with his transition. Harriet, who can see Bogus, comes to terms with her new situation as well. Whoopi Goldberg as Harriet Franklin Gérard Depardieu as Bogus Haley Joel Osment as Albert Franklin Nancy Travis as Lorraine Franklin Andrea Martin as Penny Denis Mercier as Monsieur Antoine Ute Lemper as Babette Sheryl Lee Ralph as Ruth Clark Al Waxman as School Principal Fiona Reid as School Teacher Kevin Jackson as Bob Morrison Richard Portnow as M. Clay Thrasher Stefan Batory as M. Clay Fisher Barbara Hamilton as Mrs. Partridge Although portrayed as Newark, NJ, part of the film was filmed in Van Vorst Park neighborhood of Downtown Jersey City.
Apartment building that the character, Harriet lives is at the corner of York Street and Barrow Street is called Madison on the Van Vorst Park. Bogus opened at #11 in its opening weekend with $1,895,593 and grossed $4,357,406 in the US. Rotten Tomatoes reports. Leonard Klady of Variety wrote, "Sweetly sentimental and anachronistically whimsical, Bogus is a modern metaphor oddly out of step with contemporary taste." Janet Maslin of The New York Times wrote, "Jewison lays on the dry ice and special effects without adding emotion to a slow, hackneyed story." Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times rated it 3/4 stars and called it "a charming, inconsequential fantasy" that wisely avoids realism. Bogus on IMDb Bogus at AllMovie Bogus at Box Office Mojo Bogus at Rotten Tomatoes
Howdy Doody was an American children's television program, created and produced by E. Roger Muir and telecast on the NBC network in the United States from December 27, 1947, until September 24, 1960, it set the pattern for many similar shows. One of the first television series produced at NBC in Rockefeller Center, in Studio 3A, it was a pioneer in early color production as NBC used the show in part to sell color television sets in the 1950s. Bob Smith created Howdy Doody during his days as a radio announcer on WNBC. At that time, Howdy Doody was only a voice Smith performed on the radio; when Smith made an appearance on NBC's television program Puppet Playhouse on December 27, 1947, the reception for the character was great enough to begin a demand for a visual character for television. Frank Paris, a puppeteer whose puppets appeared on the program, was asked to create a Howdy Doody puppet. Bob Smith, the show's host, was dubbed "Buffalo Bob" early in the show's run. At first the set soon was changed to a western town.
Smith wore cowboy garb. The name of the puppet "star" was derived from the American expression "howdy doody"/"howdy do," a commonplace corruption of the phrase "How do you do?" used in the western United States. Smith, who had gotten his start as a singing radio personality in Buffalo used music in the program. Cast members Lew Anderson and Robert "Nick" Nicholson both were experienced jazz musicians; as both the character and television program grew in popularity, demand for Howdy Doody-related merchandise began to surface. By 1948, toymakers and department stores had been approached with requests for Howdy Doody dolls and similar items. Macy's department store contacted Frank Paris, the creator of the puppet, to ask about rights for a Howdy Doody doll. However, while Paris had created the puppet, Bob Smith owned the rights to the character. An argument ensued between the two men, Paris claiming he felt he was being cheated out of any financial benefits. After one such disagreement, Paris took the puppet and angrily left the NBC studios about four hours before the show was to air live.
It was not the first time this happened, leaving the live program with no "star". With Paris's past disappearances, impromptu excuses regarding the whereabouts of Howdy Doody had been hastily concocted; this time, an elaborate explanation was offered—that Howdy was busy with the elections on the campaign trail. NBC hurriedly constructed a map of the United States, which allowed viewers, with the help of Smith, to learn where Howdy was on the road; the explanation continued that while on the campaign trail, Howdy decided to improve his appearance with some plastic surgery. This made it possible for the network to hire Velma Wayne Dawson to create a more handsome and appealing visual character than Paris' original, called "the ugliest puppet imaginable" by Bob Smith. Since Paris did not provide the voice of the character, Howdy's voice would stay the same after his appearance changed; the puppet, remembered as the "original" Howdy Doody replaced Paris's original. Howdy Doody himself was a freckle-faced boy marionette with 48 freckles, one for each state of the union at the time of his creation, was voiced by Buffalo Bob Smith.
The Howdy Doody show's various marionettes were created and built by puppeteers Dawson, Scott Brinker, Rufus Rose throughout the show's run. The redheaded Howdy marionette on the original show was operated with 11 strings: two heads, one mouth, one eye, two shoulders, one back, two hands and two knees. Three strings were added when the show returned—two elbows and one nose; the original marionette now resides at the Detroit Institute of Arts. There were duplicate Howdy Doody puppets, designed to be used expressly for off-the-air purposes, although surviving kinescope recordings show that these duplicate puppets were indeed used on the air occasionally. "Double Doody", the Howdy stand-in puppet, now is in the collection of the Division of Culture and the Arts at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. Photo Doody is the near-stringless marionette, used in personal appearances, photos and the famed NBC test pattern, he was sold by Leland's Sports Auction House in 1997 for more than $113,000 to a private art collector, TJ Fisher.
Besides Howdy Doody, the other characters in this show are: Heidi Doody - Introduced as a stranger who saved Buffalo Bob's life in Africa, she was adopted as Howdy's sister. Phineas T. Bluster - The resident skinflint, mayor of Doodyville and nemesis of Howdy. Petey Bluster - Phineas's nephew. Don Jose Bluster - The South American Bluster brother. Hector Hamhock Bluster - A seen Bluster brother Princess SummerFallWinterSpring - Introduced as a puppet played by actress Judy Tyler, who had appeared opposite Elvis Presley in the 1957 film Jailhouse Rock. After she was killed in a car accident on July 3, 1957, at the age of 24, the character was portrayed by a marionette. Dilly Dally - Howdy's naive boyhood friend. Inspector John J. Fadoozle - "America's No. 1 private eye" whose character was revealed as the mysterious "Mr. X" who used the pseudonym to run against Howdy for the office of President of All the Boys and Girls of America.
The Canadian Encyclopedia
The Canadian Encyclopedia is a source of information on Canada published by Historica Canada of Toronto. Articles appear in French, it is available at no cost. The Canadian Encyclopedia includes 14,000 articles in each language on numerous subjects including history, popular culture, people, politics, First Nations and science; the website provides access to the Encyclopedia of Music in Canada, The Canadian Encyclopedia Junior Edition, Maclean's magazine articles and Timelines of Canadian history. Canada had been without a national encyclopedia since the 1957 Encyclopedia Canadiana; when looking through the Canadian entries in existing encyclopedias such as Random House, Canadian nationalist and book publisher Mel Hurtig found blatant errors and omissions. In response, in the 1980s he launched a project to create a wholly new Canadian encyclopedia with support from Alberta Premier Peter Lougheed; the Editor-in-Chief James Harley Marsh recruited more than 3,000 authors to write for it. They made index cards for every fact in the encyclopedia, signed off by the researcher, sourced from three sources.
They had to have every article read by three outside readers. The whole thing was proofread by an independent source. There were over 3,000 people who contributed to the content and accuracy of the encyclopedia's entries; the first edition of The Canadian Encyclopedia was published in three volumes in 1985 for $125/set and sold out within days of publication – a Canadian bestseller. A revised and expanded edition was sold out as well, it was the first encyclopedia in the world to use a computer to help compile, typeset and print it. It was encoded in a markup language precursor of HTML. In September 1990, Hurtig published the five-volume Junior Encyclopedia of Canada, the first encyclopedia for young Canadians. Hurtig sold his publishing company with it the encyclopedia. In 1995, the first edition of The Canadian Encyclopedia Plus was published as a digital CD-ROM. In 1999, the Historica Foundation, made a full version of The Canadian Encyclopedia available online. List of online encyclopedias Marsh, James H..
The Canadian Encyclopedia. The Canadian Encyclopedia. ISBN 978-0-7710-2099-5. Official website
Archie Bunker's Place
Archie Bunker's Place is an American sitcom produced as a spin-off continuation of All in the Family that aired on CBS from September 23, 1979, to April 4, 1983. While not as popular as its predecessor, the show maintained a large enough audience to last for four seasons, until its cancellation in 1983. In its first season, the show performed so well that it knocked Mork & Mindy out of its new Sunday night time slot. Although the Bunker home continued to be featured, the last four episodes of All in the Family were set in the title's neighborhood tavern in Astoria, Queens which Archie Bunker purchased in the series' eighth-season premiere. During the first season as Archie Bunker's Place, Bunker takes on a Jewish partner, Murray Klein, when co-owner Harry Snowden decides to sell his share of the business. Early in the first season, to increase business and Murray build a restaurant onto the bar; the regular patrons include Barney Hefner, Hank Pivnik, Edgar Van Ranseleer. Archie Bunker's Place was the sounding board for Archie's views, support from his friends, Murray's counterpoints.
In the series, after Murray remarries and leaves for San Francisco, Archie finds a new business partner, Gary Rabinowitz, whose views were liberal, in contrast to Archie's political conservatism. Carroll O'Connor as Archie Bunker, a blue-collar worker whose ignorant stubbornness tends to cause his arguments to self-destruct. By the time of Archie Bunker's Place, the character has mellowed somewhat and is no longer as explicitly bigoted as he had been during All in the Family agreeing to go into business with Murray, Jewish, becoming close friends with him. Jean Stapleton continued to play Archie's wife Edith Bunker; the show featured Edith five times during the first 14 episodes of the first season, but Stapleton decided to leave the series late in 1979. The writers and producers addressed Stapleton's departure in the Season 2 premiere, explaining that Edith had died of a stroke. Archie reflected on his wife's death and began dating again. Martin Balsam as Murray Klein. Murray was Archie's Jewish partner, who held liberal views similar to those of Archie's son-in-law Michael Stivic.
Unlike Mike, Murray was patient with Archie's views. Danielle Brisebois as Stephanie Mills, the 10-year-old Jewish daughter of Edith's step-cousin, Floyd Mills. Archie and Edith take Stephanie in after her father, a chronic, unemployed drunk, abandoned her during the final season of All in the Family. Stephanie loved to sing and dance, her talents were showcased in several episodes. Celeste Holm as Estelle Harris, Stephanie's wealthy grandmother, who would be at odds with Archie over his rearing of Stephanie. Allan Melvin as Barney Hefner, Archie's best friend and a regular at the bar, their friendship was first established in 1972 during an episode of All in the Family. He was married to a woman named Mabel. Blanche left Barney numerous times before the couple divorced in 1979, Barney was ordered to pay alimony. Danny Dayton as Hank Pivnik, another regular, he first appeared in 1976 on All in the Family. Hank disappeared with no explanation given after the 1979–1980 season. Bill Quinn as Edgar Van Ranseleer, a blind patron and regular at the bar.
He was never referred to by his first name. His first appearance was in 1978 on All in the Family. Jason Wingreen as Harry Snowden, Archie's former business partner, who continued to work at the tavern as a bartender. Another holdover character from All in the Family, which Wingreen joined in 1976. Abraham Alvarez and Joe Rosario as Jose Perez and Raoul Rosario, two Latin-American immigrants employed as assistant cooks at Archie's bar. Archie learns they are illegal immigrants after they refuse to give a statement to police after having witnessed a mugging. Anne Meara as Veronica Rooney, the cook at Archie Bunker's Place, she made wisecracks and gave Archie a hard time. She insisted that Archie hire her gay nephew Fred as a waiter to help him pay for law school, she was an alcoholic and pined to reconcile with her ex-husband, but knew it wasn't going to happen. Meara appeared sporadically throughout the show's third season and left the show before the fourth and final season. Dean Scofield as Fred Rooney, a gay waiter, Veronica's nephew.
Barbara Meek as Ellen Canby. Ellen was a black housekeeper, hired by Archie after Edith's death, she took care of Stephanie, helped keep Archie's tongue in check. Though Archie still harbored some prejudice toward black people by the time she arrived on the scene, he respected Ellen and was grateful for the job she did in helping to raise Stephanie. Denise Miller, who joined the cast in 1981 as Archie's 18-year-old niece, Barbara Lee "Billie" Bunker. Billie—who worked as a waitress at Archie Bunker's Place—was the daughter of Archie's estranged brother Fred, her principal love interest was Gary Rabinowitz. Barry Gordon, another 1981 addition to the cast as Jewish lawyer and business manager Gary
Babar (TV series)
Babar is a Canadian/French animated television series produced in Canada by Nelvana Limited and The Clifford Ross Company. It premiered in 1989 on CBC and HBO, subsequently was rerun on Qubo since 2006; the series is based on Jean de Brunhoff's original Babar books, was Nelvana's first international co-production. The series' 78 episodes have been broadcast in 30 languages in over 150 countries; this was the first regular series based on the Babar books. While the French author Laurent de Brunhoff pronounces the name Babar as "BUH-bar", the series in its first five seasons pronounces the name as "BAB-bar". In 2010, a computer-animated sequel series spin-off of Babar titled Babar and the Adventures of Badou was launched on Disney Junior; the new series takes place several years and focuses on a majority of new characters including Badou, Babar's grandson and Pom's son. Based on the books by Jean de Brunhoff and Laurent de Brunhoff, the plot of the first two seasons focuses on the story of Babar as it is told by him to his children.
The past Babar is a young elephant who, traumatized by a hunter slaughtering his mother, flees from his home forest to the city, where a kind Old Lady adopts him and teaches him the ways of human life. He returns to his home forest full of ideas for progress and, following the previous elephant king's death from eating poisonous mushrooms, hatches a plan to drive out the unnamed hunter and his men. For his heroism, Babar is crowned king of the elephants and builds Celesteville, becomes a father himself. While the first two seasons focus on Babar's recollections of his childhood and early years as king, the series shifts its focus in the third season to Babar's family life in the present day. Babar's Mother is an unnamed elephant. After she is murdered by the hunter he is adopted by Madame, she is Pom, Alexander and Isabelle's grandmother and Badou's great-grandmother. Babar: The King of Celesteville, he brought his love of the city back to the great forest and built the beautiful, happy kingdom of Celesteville.
However, he is a dedicated world traveler. His mother was shot by a poacher when he was young, so he is protective and caring of his family, as well as the elephants and other animals of the kingdom. Celeste: Babar's wife and Queen of Celesteville, she has travelled the world and has had many great adventures. She has a regal presence, an engaging manner, a gentle sense of humor. Arthur: Babar's mischief-making brother-in-law, he gets himself involved with practical jokes and stunts. Although the English and French versions of the official characters page lists him as a cousin, this goes against the canon of the show where he is referred to as Celeste's brother, Babar's brother-in-law, the uncle of Babar and Celeste's children; the Japanese version refers to him as Celeste's younger brother. In addition, neither Celeste nor Arthur is referred to as a cousin of Babar in the show. In the book, "The Story of Babar," Celeste and Arthur are shown to have two different mothers and we are told they are Babar's cousin and little cousin, respectively.
Arthur is prominent in childhood flashbacks in the first two seasons, but his appearances as an adult are sporadic as he is at sea. Pom: The oldest of the triplets and the leader of the children, he is protective of his brother and sisters though he will gladly join in with Alexander in playfully teasing his sisters Flora and Isabelle. Flora: Flora is fun-loving and strong-willed. Alexander: The smallest of the triplets, is a non-stop ball of entertainment, disarmingly naive about the commotion he causes. Isabelle: The youngest of the four children, she begins to talk at an early age. Isabelle starts as a baby in the series but develops as a toddler; the hunter is the moustached human. He serves as the main antagonist of the first five episodes series. Madame: A human who adopted Babar when he ran away from the hunter who killed his mother. From their first meeting in the city, the Old Lady and Babar shared a special friendship, she taught him about life in the city. Though she missed him she understood his decision to return to the forest.
Babar built her a home in Celesteville. Her husband plays a organ who only appeared in "The Phantom". Zephir: A monkey, one of Babar's oldest friends, is considered one of the family, he is the first to take off with Arthur and the kids on some crazy adventure, but Babar knows that Zephir can always be trusted to look after the children and bring them home safely. Zephir runs the local malt shop. Cornelius: The oldest and wisest elephant in Celesteville and the prime minister, who takes his job as Babar's chief advisor seriously, whether accompanying Babar on state visits or organizing numerous Celesteville parades, his catchphrase is "My tusks!" Pompadour: Another advisor to Babar, his finance minister, the minister of royal protocol, to which he adheres. A high-strung elephant, he opposes radical ideas and is alarmed. Troubadour: Pompadour's assistant, a smaller elephant who does not speak but is dedicated to helping Babar and his family, he is prominent in the earlier seasons. Chef Truffles: The palace cook easily upset by various situations in the palace which concern food preparation.
He speaks with a French accent. The Old King: The late King of the Elephant who died after eati
The Forest Rangers
The Forest Rangers was a Canadian television series that ran from 1963 to 1965. It was a co-production between CBC Television and ITC Entertainment and was Canada's first television show produced in colour. Executive producer Maxine Samuels founded the show; the series ran for a total of 104 30-minute colour episodes. Early episodes of the series were broadcast in serialized form as part of a CBC children's series entitled Razzle Dazzle, hosted by Alan Hamel and Michelle Finney; this was the first appearance in a major series by Gordon Pinsent. He left the series in 1965 to star in Quentin Durgens, M. P.. In 1966 the series was adapted into a comic strip by British comics artist John Gillatt, which appeared in the British comic magazine Tiger. In June 2004, there was a reunion for ex-cast and fans just south of Kleinburg, where the show was filmed. Six of the ex-junior rangers appeared and Peter Tully flew in from his home in Ireland. Another reunion occurred 15 June 2013 at the actual studios; this time Gordon Pinsent were in attendance.
The show's first season was released on DVD by Imavision in early 2007. There are two episode order lists; this episode list is in sequence by filming date order. The other list is in sequence by episode title order; some episodes were given different titles on film to those given in the TV guides of different countries. The Forest Rangers on IMDb Queen's University Directory of CBC Television Series Corcelli, John. "Forest Rangers, The". Canadian Communications Foundation. Retrieved 2010-03-13