Théâtre du Nouveau Monde (TNM). In the wake of the unprecedented 1940s' theatre boom in Montréal dominated by Père Émile LEGAULT's les Compagnons de Saint Laurent, the founding of the Théâtre du Nouveau Monde in August 1951 marked the beginning of a genuine first-rate professional theatre in Québec.
Mariposa folk festival. It was founded in 1961 in Orillia, Ont, by Ruth Jones, her husband, Dr Crawford Jones, and Pete McGarvey. The name 'Mariposa' was taken from Stephen Leacock's book Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town, in which the 'little town,' a thinly disguised Orillia, was called Mariposa.
The film Cairo Time (2009), written and directed by Syrian-Canadian Ruba Nadda, stars Patricia Clarkson as Juliette, a Canadian who goes to Cairo to meet her husband who works for the United Nations. He is delayed in a refugee camp in Gaza and Juliette finds herself alone in an exotic foreign city.