Bethune in surgery in China. 

Bethune in surgery in China. 

Canada's Chinese hero

Dr. Norman Bethune, an humanitarian and surgeon whose irascible selflessness fed a large ego, is more revered in China than his native Canada, but his story is undeniably compelling.

 Portuguese in Canada

Portuguese in Canada

Captains Courageous

There are those who say the Portuguese visited Canada well before Columbus sailed to the New World. Regardless, their chapter in Canada's saga is longer and richer than you might imagine.

 Sgt. Mitsui's war medals

Sgt. Mitsui's war medals

Medals of  Shame

Vancouver's Masumi Mitsui served at Vimy, was awarded the Military Medal for bravery and, in 1926, founded B.C. Branch No. 9 of the Royal Canadian Legion. None of it kept him from being branded an enemy  alien in 1941.

 Ford V8s at Nazi Games

Ford V8s at Nazi Games

Basketball vs. Fascism

When Windsor's Ford V8s won what remains Canada only medal in basketball at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, it did so with the help of two Jewish players and under the beaming gaze of the the game's Canadian founder.