Katarina Roxon-womens 100m-Breaststroke- 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo, Japan
Angie Gualtieri holds a book in her hands. Tales of Todmorden Veterans by Jack Aldred. It’s obvious this book means a lot to her.
Gualtieri recalls when the roof at her Royal Canadian Legion Todmorden, Branch 10, needed fixing. The branch couldn’t afford to fix it. Jack Aldred, a well-loved member of the branch, stepped up. Proceeds from Aldred’s helped raise money for the roof repairs.
“That’s who (Jack) was,” Gualtieri said. “A great man.”
Les Bleus will need to shake off both their controversial qualification and their dismal pre-World Cup showings to make noise in this year’s tournament.
The auditorium at the Ontario Institute For Studies in Education (OISE) in Toronto was filled with Irish nationalism on Saturday. Posters with photos of men and women such as Michael Collins, an Irish revolutionary leader, and Bobby Sands, a hunger striker who was elected into the British government in the 1980s, were spread along the stage.