Wayne Gretzky started skating at just three years old in the hockey rink his father built in their back yard. Wayne would practice up to four or five hours a day with his brothers. An example from the story “10,000 Hours,” by Malcom Gladwell; Malcom talks about athletes and how it takes ten thousand hours of practice in order to achieve success. Wayne like many other athletes put in many countless hours of practice. It was obvious at a young age that Wayne was no ordinary athlete.
My grandmother Sirkka was born in 1926 and immigrated to Canada in 1938. She later got married and had two sons whom she named after her brothers Paul (my father) and Eric (my uncle). The Nazi’s had already started rallying support for their cause in 1936 in Finland so my grandparents felt it was time to leave Finland for the safety of their family because of the imminent war going to happen in Europe. Their oldest son Paul was killed at the age of 18 in the Russian - Finland War as a soldier. Shortly after his son Paul died my great grandfather, Matti Norppa, came to Canada on an Ocean Liner to Montreal and took a train to Kirkland Lake Ontario to become a gold miner.
History of the Pioneer/Airline -February 10, 1913- Carl Frederick Burke born in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island -1936- Started flying lessons in Saint John, New Brunswick -1939- Qualified for his air engineer’s certificate -1939- Became a pilot for Canadian Airways Limited. As a pilot for Canadian Airways Limited, Burke took part in the air rescue of a pilot in Musgrove Harbour, Newfoundland. He also recovered the bodies of Sir Frederick Banting, navigator William Bird and William Snailman. -1940- Joined the Royal Air Force Ferry Command, which ferried new aircraft from factory to Gander Airport in Newfoundland before making the journey across the Atlantic -1941- Received a license to operate scheduled flights between Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick -December 7, 1941- Burke opened Maritime Central Airways (MCA) -1945- With the success of MCA, the company was able to add more aircrafts to their fleet -1951- MCA received major contract with the Pinetree Project. MCA transported supplies for the construction of U.S. radar stations -1953- MCA acquired Boreal Airways and Mont Laurier Aviation -1954- The company received another contract to aid in the eastern section of the Distant Early Warning Line, which was a system of radar stations in Northern Canada.
How I learned to Snowboard. On December 8th of every year that I was assigned to the 10th Mountain Division in Fort Drum, New York we conducted a history lesson, but this was no ordinary lesson. We would meet at Dry Hill, it’s the local ski resort there. Where we spent the first half of the day learning about the history of our organization. The rest of the day we could just go have fun and ski or snowboard which ever you preferred.
Billy Bishop can be considered as a real hero because of the following arguments: Argument 1. Services during the First World War: Bishop joined Royal Military College of Canada in 1911 and later when the First World war broke out in 1914, he joined Mississauga Cavalry Regiment. Then he was transferred to the 8th Canadian Mounted Rifles where he showed a natural ability with a gun, and excelled on the firing range. He left Canada for England on 6 June 1915. Bishop completed observer training and, on September 1, 1915, joined No.
Essay Title: Henry Ford: Trailblazer – A detailed analysis of texts through time. This essay will provide information as to why Henry Ford was considered to be a 20th Century trailblazer – generally understood to be someone who pioneers his particular field or leads it for periods in time. His success in the automobile industry will be analysed to understand whether he is worthy of the title. Henry Ford left home at 16 to learn how to build engines.  More importantly, at 20 he began building an efficient, inexpensive and simple farm tractor to replace the large steam tractors of the time.
Igor Sikorsky Abstract Igor Sikorsky was an aviation pioneer who developed and mass-produced the world’s first helicopter. He embarked on a journey to further educate himself and to establish a business to produce aircrafts. He faced many difficulties that a typical entrepreneur, defined by Schumpeter, would encounter. He had a rough start but he eventually made successful aircraft designs. Igor Sikorsky was last born, the youngest of five, into a privileged family on May 25, 1889.
He developed a fascination with wolves while working as a naturalist for Manitoba. He formed the Woodcraft Indians in 1902 and invited the local youth to join. He was married twice and became vital in the foundation of the Boy Scouts of America and was its first real chief. He was the chief scout of the Boy Scouts of America from 1910 - 1915. In 1931, Seton became a United States citizen.
Supervisor Mark Lee described Kinder as “devoted to his job of building and repairing engines.” Through company-sponsored training classes and courses taken at a local trade school, Kinder had acquired the knowledge and experience to build and repair specialty engines used in arctic oil exploration. The Aero Engine Company, with headquarters in the Midwest, was engaged primarily in the production and maintenance of specialty engines used in drilling, rapid growth in sales volume, number of products produced, and the size of its workforce since 1985. (At the time of Tom Kinder’s termination, the company employed about 1, 700 employees.) Aero Engine avoided hiring new personnel and then laying them off when they were no longer needed. Company policy stated that layoffs were to be avoided except in extreme circumstances.