As if Jack Bauer and Capt. James T. Kirk weren’t enough, it turns out another American icon is actually, at least partially, Canadian.
This week’s Canadian Heritage Moment whisks us back to Cleveland, Ohio, where a young Joe Shuster was boarding a train to his hometown of Toronto and telling a woman named Lois all about his wild idea of a strong man in a cape and tights.
That strong man turned out to be Superman, and Shuster (who was born in Toronto but moved to Cleveland when he was 10 years old, went on to draw the comic strip with his writing partner, American Jerry Siegel, whom he’d met at school in Cleveland.
Heritage Minutes are 60-second short films that are shown in between some TV shows in Canada — and they’re amazing. We’re planning to bring you a “Heritage Minute” every Wednesday on COTW.