Canadian author Roch Carrier was born on this day in 1933 in Sainte-Justine, Quebec. Sainte Justine is the setting for Carrier’s most famous story, “The Hockey Sweater.” Along with many other achievements and honours, Roch Carrier served as Canada’s National Librarian.
On this day in 1871, Emily Carr, an iconic figure in Canadian art and culture, was born in Victoria. Emily Carr is known all over the world, particularly for her paintings inspired by the forests of British Columbia and the indigenous people of Pacific coast. In addition to painting, Emily was also a writer and poet. Like most artists, she achieved her greatest fame and critical recognition later in life and after her death. For more on the life and work of this great Canadian, go to: