Miner Maurice Ruddick

Celebrate African-Canadians that have survived great ordeals such as Maurice Ruddick!!

Maurice Ruddick was a survivor of the 1958 Springhill Mining Disaster in Nova Scotia. While stuck underground for nine days, Ruddick entertained his colleagues with his singing, keeping them alert and alive.

After purchasing this card, use the camera on a phone/tablet to scan the QR code on the back (which will appear clearly on the card upon purchase). You will then have permanent access to this page with resources, websites and reading/critical-thinking questions. This page will grow every year with content that you will have permanent access to.

Broaden your understanding of African-Canadian history by learning more about Ruddick and others left through the “Beyond 28 Days” cards!