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Citizenship Week 2013: The Dumbbells and James Bond’s Canadian Connection
October 22, 2013
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Yesterday, we kicked off Citizenship Week by looking at Canada's first brush with multiculturalism and the groundbreaking role of Tonto, played by Canadian Jay Silverheels. Throughout the week, we're digging through the archives to bring you surprising and unexpected stories about this great country. Today: The Dumbbells and James Bond's Canadian Connection.

Scott Thompson on a First World War vaudeville troupe

The Dumbbells were a group of First World War soldiers whose job was to entertain the troops on the front lines — even if they had to get dressed up as ladies to do it. Kids in the Hall's Scott Thompson tells the story.

The Property Brothers on James Bond's Canadian Connection

Drew and Jonathan Scott reveal the surprising Canadian details behind James Bond's film debut, Dr. No.


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