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KINGSWAY, THE BROOCH AND A CANADIAN WELCOME

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It’s Edmonton’s only road without a street, avenue or boulevard – it’s just “Kingsway” and it got its name seventy eight years ago. The Difference A Welcome Makes Canada once had a king. His name was George. George VI to be exact. In 1939 the King and his Queen, Elizabeth, voyaged to Canada with war looming on the horizon. The Royals popularity was at an all time low in Britain. Coming to Canada changed everything. Canadians, from Prime Minister MacKenzie King to the proprietors of a New Brunswick tea house welcomed the Royals with open arms. Their month-long cross country tour in “the New World” garnered them favor with Canadians and a new found respect from the Brits back home….

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