Canadian History

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Canadian History 1984: Marc Garneau becomes the first Canadian in space aboard the Challenger spacecraft. Over the next 30 years he is to be followed by eight other scientists, two robotic arms, and a clown. March 20, 1985: Inspired by Terry Fox, Rick Hansen begins the Man in Motion tour at the Oakridge Mall in Vancouver. Over the next twenty-six months, he pushes his wheelchair over forty thousand kilometres around the world to raise money for research into spinal cord injuries. David Foster and John Parr write the song "St. Elmo's Fire (Man in Motion)" in his honour. February 13 - 28, 1988: Calgary hosts the XV Olympic Winter Games. The Soviet Union and East Germany dominate the podium. No Canadian athlete wins a gold medal (their gold in curling doesn't officially count because it was a demonstration sport at the time). Britain's Eddie "the Eagle" Edwards and Jamaica's bobsled team compete despite having no hope of success. The Jamaican bobsled team's performance will be dramatized
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