A Centennial Project: 7 years in Minneapolis
Les was born in Winnipeg in 1955, and for a "Centennial project" in 1967 (as part of Canada's 100th anniversary of Confederation) his family moved to Minneapolis. He spent 7 years in the USA, all through the Vietnam war. Even though he was Canadian, he was told to sing the "Star Spangled Banner" and recite the "Pledge of Allegiance", but refused. His Canadian education was so far ahead, that he spent grade 6 reading the encyclopedia. "My children don't dare take me on in Trivia Pursuit". Thanks for sharing, Les.
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