The Original Canadian Hipster

18 Jul

On Sunday I spent a lovely afternoon at the Mendel Art Gallery. After exploring the current exhibitions I visited the gift shop. I stumbled upon these completely charming Canadian Heroes! greeting cards by Wendy Tancock. I am particularly enamored with Wendy’s Mr. Dressup card.

If I ever decide to get a pet I think I will have to name him/her Finnigan.

(CBC Still Photo Collection)

Such fond childhood memories! Shows like Mr. Dressup are a great example of why it is important to support the CBC.

I’m on Mr. Dressup! from Daniel Allard on Vimeo.

Mr. Dressup was produced by CBC Television and was a staple of CBC’s morning schedule for an incredible 32 years (1967-1996). The show aired every weekday morning and featured Ernie Coombs as Mr. Dressup. Mr. Dressup, along with his friends Casey and Finnegan, entertained generations of Canadian children with simple crafts, sing-alongs, drawing lessons (my favourite), and imaginative trips to the “tickle trunk”. My childhood would not have been the same without Dr. Dressup’s calm, patient, and encouraging creativity. Mr. Dressup was wonderful.

I hope the CBC continues to engage and inspire children across our great nation with its morning television programming.

p.s. – you can check out more great greeting cards from Wendy Tancock here. CBC nerds will love this card.

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2 Responses to “The Original Canadian Hipster”

  1. Angie July 20, 2012 at 10:24 pm #

    Can be found at the Bookmark, the VPL gift shop. Perfect for hubby’s anniversary of becoming a permanent resident of Canada (I’ve bought them before!).

  2. dulcetdevotion July 24, 2012 at 7:09 am #

    Oh I love Mr.Dressup. Just seeing those clips makes me all warm and fuzzy from childhood memories. He was the original hipter–and lived in my hometown, yay me! ;)

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