Canadian Social Media Calendar for September

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

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September 1

On this day #OTD

  • 1937 / Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) begins operations with its first flight between Vancouver and Seattle.
  • 1922 / Birth of Canadian-American actress—Margaret Yvonne Middleton, known as Yvonne De Carlo—in Vancouver, BC.
  • 1905 / Saskatchewan and Alberta join Confederation
  • 1883 / Birth of hockey player Joseph George Didier “Cannonball” Pitre.

Did you know? Pitre was renown for having one of the hardest shots. He won the Stanley cup in 1916 and was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1963.

September 2

On this day #OTD

  • 1964 / Birth of Canadian actor Keanu Reeves in Beirut, Lebanon.

September 3

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  • 2002 / Environmental scientist, professor and administrator—Frederick Kenneth Hare— dies in Oakville, Ontario.

Did you know? Frederick Kenneth Hare was a frequent spokesman on the atmospheric greenhouse effect. He believed that Canada’s most pressing environmental issue is climate change caused by fossil fuel consumption.

September 4

Fibromyalgia Awareness Week (Sept. 4-11)

On this day #OTD

  • 2004 / Death of professional golfer Murray Irwin “Moe” Norman at the age of 75 in Kitchener, Ontario.

Did you know? During his career Norman won 55 tournaments in Canada. His ball-striking ability earned him the nickname of “Pipeline Moe”.

  • 1975 / Birth of animal trainer and TV personality—Dave Salmoni—in Sarnia, Ontario. He has dedicated his life to animal conservation.
  • 1972 / The greatest art heist in Canadian history happens in Montreal

September 5

On this day #OTD

  • 1961 / Canadian virtuoso pianist and composer Marc-André Hamelin is born in Montreal, Quebec.
  • 1953 / Birth of singer-songwriter and political activist Paul Piché in La Minerve, Quebec.
  • 1899 / Birth of Mary Helen Creighton in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

Did you know? Creighton was a prominent folklorist who collected over 4,000 traditional songs, stories and beliefs during her long career. She was dean of women at the University of King’s College between 1939-41.

September 6

On this day #OTD

  • 1945 / Igor Gouzenko, a Soviet Union embassy clerk, defects to Canada and exposes Soviet espionage in North America, signalling the beginning of the Cold War.

September 7

On this day #OTD

  • 1945 / Birth of hockey player Jacques Lemaire. He was named one of the “100 greatest NHL players.
  • 1943 / Birth of Beverley McLachlin, the first woman to hold the position of Chief Justice of Canada. She is also the longest-serving chief justice in Canadian history.
  • 1927 / Birth of Claire L’Heureux-Dubé who was the first woman appointed as a judge to the Quebec Superior Court and the Quebec Court of Appeal. She was also the second woman appointed as a puisne justice on the Supreme Court of Canada

September 8

On this day #OTD

Did you know? Mimi’s art is known for its symbolism, and the metaphorical use of existing objects, including human hair. She was most known for her 3D tableaux boxes.

Did you know? Kirkland-Casgrain was a woman of firsts in Quebec: the first woman MNA, the first to hold a cabinet post, the first to sit as acting premier, the first to be named judge.

Did you know? McLaughlin started the McLaughlin Motor Company in 1907, one of the first major automobile manufacturers in Canada, which evolved into General Motors of Canada.

September 9

On this day #OTD

  • 1775 / A hurricane sweeps over Newfoundland. It was the first recorded hurricane in Atlantic Canada.

Did you know? To this day, the Newfoundland Hurricane of 1775 is the deadliest natural disaster in the country’s history. A total of 4,000 sailors mostly from England and Ireland drowned.

September 10

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September 11

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  • 1934 / Birth of jazz pianist, organist, composer and arranger Oliver Jones.
  • 1839 / First Canadian track and field meet held (site of the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto).

September 12

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  • 1952 / Birth of Canadian-American Neil Peart, musician, songwriter and author best known as the primary lyricist and drummer of the band Rush.
  • 1944 / Second Quebec Conference between Roosevelt and Churchill.
  • 1942 / Birth of Philip Michael Ondaatje, Sri Lankan-born Canadian poet, fiction writer, essayist, novelist, editor, and filmmaker.
  • 1937 / Birth of George Chuvalo, former professional boxer, five-time Canadian heavyweight champion and two-time world heavyweight title challenger.

Did you know? George Chuvalo was never knocked down in his 93 professional career fights, including against Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier and George Foreman.

September 13

On this day #OTD

  • 1996 / Death of historian, author and educator George Stanley in Sackville, New Brunswick. Stanley was instrumental in designing the Canadian flag.

September 14

On this day #OTD

  • 1999 / The Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 receives royal assent.
  • 1996 / Death of Quebec actress, comedian, theatre manager and artistic director—Rose Ouellette, known by her stage name La Poune.

Did you know? La Poune was the first woman ever to have directed two individual playhouses in North America. Her 75-year career made her a cultural icon in Quebec.

  • 1929 / Birth of professional wrestler Joseph Maurice Régis Vachon, best known as Mad Dog Vachon.

Did you know? Vachon competed in the 1948 Olympic games in London at the age of 18 and finished in 7th place. He won the gold medal at the 1950 British Empire Games in New Zealand.

September 15

On this day #OTD

  • 1921 / Birth of actress Norma MacMillan, best known for voicing numerous characters in animation and claymation.

Did you know? She lent her voice talents to numerous roles including “Casper the Friendly Ghost” and “Gumby”.

  • 1773 / Approximately 200 Highland Scots arrive to Pictou aboard the ship Hector, beginning a wave of Scottish immigration to Nova scotia.

September 16

On this day #OTD

  • Birth of educator and “hierarchiologist” Laurence Jonhston Peter best known for the formulation of the Peter Principle (concept in management).

Did you know? The Peter Principle states: “In a hierarchy every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence… [I]n time every post tends to be occupied by an employee who is incompetent to carry out its duties… Work is accomplished by those employees who have not yet reached their level of incompetence.”

September 17

September 18

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September 19

  • Powley Day (Ontario) – The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) and Métis communities across the country mark Powley Day to remember the recognition of Métis rights in the R. v. Powley case.
  • Bisexual Awareness Week (during the week of September 23rd)
  • International Talk Like A Pirate Day

September 20

On this day #OTD

  • 1951 / Birth of Guy Lafleur “The Flower/Le démond blond” in Thurso, Quebec.
  • 1872 / Birth of John Sidney Olcott, film producer, director, actor and screenwriter in Toronto, Ontario. He was one of the first great directors of the motion picture business.

September 21

On this day #OTD

  • 1934 / Birth of Leonard Cohen
  • 1645 / Birth of explorer Louis Jolliet in Beaupré, New France.

Did you know? In 1673, Jolliet and Jacques Marquette (Jesuit Catholic priest) were the first non-Natives to explore and map the Upper Mississippi River.

September 22

On this day #OTD

  • 1901 / Birth of Canadian-American physician, physiologist and cancer researcher Charles Brenton Huggins in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Did you know? Huggins was awarded the 1966 Nobel Prize for discovering in 1941 that hormones could be used to control the spread of some cancers.

  • 1868 / Birth of Canadian politician and women’s rights activist Louise McKinney in Frankville, Ontario. She was the first woman elected to a legislature in Canada (Alberta) and in the British Empire.

September 23

On this day #OTD

  • 1950 / Historical first mountain rescue by helicopter of a man on Azure Mountain in Wells Gray Park, British Columbia. 
  • 1981 / Death of Dan George, a chief of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation, an actor, poet and public speaker in North Vancouver, BC.

September 24

On this day #OTD

1950 / Chinchaga fire (The Great Smoke Pall)

Did you know? The forest fire in northern British Columbia and Alberta burned during the summer and early fall of 1950. In the early afternoon of September 24, the sky turned so dark that in cities along the Atlantic seaboard of the U.S and in Ontario streetlights turned on during the day time.

September 25

On this day #OTD

  • 1963 / Leonard Braithwaite becomes the first black person elected to a provincial legislature .

Did you know? Braithwaite fought for gender equality and minority rights. After being newly elected, he pushed for the Separate Schools Act clause on segregated schools for Blacks to be removed. The last racially segregated school in Ontario closed in 1965.

  • 1933 / Birth of singer-songwriter Ian Tyson in Victoria, BC.
The song Four Strong Winds, written by Ian Tyson, was named as the greatest Canadian song of all time by the CBC-Radio program 50 Tracks: The Canadian Version in 2005.

September 26

On this day #OTD

  • Quebec play, Broue, earns the Guinness World Record for the longest running play with the original cast.

September 27

On this day #OTD

  • 2005 / The Rt. Hon. Michaëlle Jean becomes Canada’s first Black governor general in 2005.
  • 1972 / The federal government bans the sale of firecrackers.
  • 1888 / Stanley Park in Vancouver opens to the public.

September 28

On this day #OTD

  • 1972 / The final game of the Summit Series (Canada-Soviet Hockey Series) is played in Moscow. Paul Henderson scored the winning goal in the last seconds of the game.

September 29

On this day #OTD

  • 2004 / The Montreal Expos play their last game at home before their move to Washington D.C.
  • 1968 / Birth of documentary photographer and filmmaker Louie Palu in Toronto, ON.

Did you know? Louie Palu was the recipient of numerous awards, grands and fellowships. He is one of the most important documentaries of the U.S. and Canada war in Afghanistan.

  • 1962 / Launch of Alouette 1 satellite. Canada becomes the third country after the USSR and US, to build its own satellite.
  • 1930 / First football game played under floodlights, between the Hamilton Tigers and UBC.
  • 1898 / Plebiscite on prohibition – Canada holds the first national referendum in its history.

September 30

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