Canadian Social Media Calendar for November

Looking for Canadian-specific content and ideas for your social media calendar? Take a look at this curated list for the month of November.

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November 1

On this day #OTD

  • 1959 / After taking a shot to the face, Jacques Plante returns to the game wearing a protective mask. He becomes the first goalie to regularly wear a goaltender mask in regulation play on a regular basis.

November 2

November 3

On this day #OTD

  • 1903 / Birth of Léa Roback, trade union activist and feminist in Montreal, Quebec.
  • 1869 / Canada’s Hamilton Football Club forms.
  • 1817 / The Bank of Montreal officially began conducting business, making it Canada’s oldest bank.

November 4

On this day #OTD

November 5

On this day #OTD

  • 1873 / Due to the fallout from the Pacific Scandal, the first major post-Confederation political scandal, John A. Macdonald resigns as Prime Minister of Canada

November 6

On this day #OTD

  • 1861 / Birth of Canadian-American physical educator, physician and sports coach, best known as the inventor of basketball.

November 7

November 8

On this day #OTD

1944 / The Battle of the Scheldt

Did you know? The Battle of the Scheldt was a military operation in northern Belgium and the southwestern Netherlands that took place during the Second World War. At the end of the five-week offensive, the victorious First Canadian Army had taken 41,043 prisoners but suffered 12,873 casualties (killed, wounded, or missing), 6,367 of whom were Canadians.

November 9

On this day #OTD

  • 1861 / The first documented football game, a practice game, is played at University College, University of Toronto.

November 10

On this day #OTD

  • 1912 / French-Canadian strongman, Louis Cyr, dies at 49.

Did you know? On January 19th, 1892, in London in front of 5,000 Londoners, Cyr lifted 273 ¼ pounds with one arm, more than a quarter of a ton with one finger, and then performed a back lift with a load of 3,655 pounds. Cyr broke all the records and became the world’s strongest man.

November 11

Did you know? Remembrance Day was first observed in 1919 throughout the British Commonwealth. It was originally called “Armistice Day” to commemorate armistice agreement that ended the First World War on Monday, November 11, 1918, at 11 a.m.—on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.

November 12

On this day #OTD

  • 1606 / Jeanne Mance who founded the first hospital in North America (Hôtel-Dieu de Montréal), was born in Langres, France

November 13

November 14

On this day #OTD

  • 1935 / The Noorduyn Norseman I—the first bush plane to be designed and manufactured in Canada—makes its very first flight from Pointe-aux-Trembles, Quebec. 

November 15

On this day #OTD

  • 1892 / Scottish-Canadian serial killer (Lambeth poisoner), Thomas Neill Cream, is executed at 42.

November 16

On this day #OTD

  • 2005 / Nobelist and inorganic chemist, Henry Taube (born in Saskatchewan), dies. He was a pioneer in the study of electron transfer.
  • 1885 / Louis Riel, founder of Manitoba and Métis leader, was hanged for high treason and his participation in the resistance to Canadian encroachment on Métis lands.

Did you know? In 1837 there were uprisings in both Upper and Lower Canada against the conservative minority in power. In Lower Canada there was the added dimension of French animosity toward the governing English-speaking elite.

November 17

On this day #OTD

  • 1947 /  The government of Saskatchewan introduces a province-wide, universal hospital care plan. The first universal medical plan in Canadian History.
  • 1685 / French Canadian trader and explorer of North Dakota and the upper Missouri River-Pierre Gaultier de Varennes et de La Vérendrye-born in Trois-Rivières, New France.

November 18

November 19

On this day #OTD

  • 1936 / Birth of visual artist Gregory Richard Curnoe in London, ON. He was among the most innovative and influential artists of his generation.

November 20

November 21

November 22

On this day #OTD

  • 1837 / Toronto newspaper publisher William Lyon Mackenzie calls for an uprising against the British colonial rulers.
  • 1806 / The Parti canadien newspaper, Le Canadien, was first published in Québec City.

November 23

November 24

  • Ukrainian Famine and Genocide (“Holodomor”) Memorial Day

November 25

November 26

On this day #OTD

  • 1917 / The National Hockey League (NHL) is established in Montréal.

Did you know? The original teams were the Montreal Canadiens, Montreal Wanderers, Ottawa Senators and Toronto Arenas.

November 27

On this day #OTD

  • 2022 / Alphonso Davies becomes the first Canadian man to score a goal at a World Cup in Doha, Qatar.
  • 2022 / Canada wins its first Davis Cup title.
  • 2016 / The 104th Grey Cup is played in Toronto, pitting the Redblacks against the heavily favoured Calgary Stampeders. The Redblacks won in overtime 39–33. It was Ottawa’s first Grey Cup win since 1976.
  • 1965 / Death of painter, illustrator and professor Jean-Philippe Dallaire in Vence, France. He is known for his festive images of a world of shapes and colours mixing the reel and the imaginary.
  • 1957 / Birth of Zacharias Kunuk, Inuk filmmaker, sculptor and visual artist. He is perhaps best known for his debut feature film Atanarjuat (The Fast runner).

November 28

On this day #OTD

  • 2009 / Gilles Carle dies in Granby, QC. His films form an exceptional corpus that includes some of the greatest moments of emotion in Quebec cinema. 

November 29

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