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At RetroSparX we invite you to rediscover your memories with these printable memory games for seniors. Welcome to our selection below of memory game units, each of which consists of a snippet from recent history and two original memory games for seniors. Choose from our diverse categories of cultural trends, entertainment, historical events, science & technology, or sport to find the right RetroSparX unit for you, for a loved one or for your retirement home or seniors’ organization. There are 17 different types of memory games featured in the RetroSparX units listed below, providing you with a rich variety of creative and fun ways to spark memories. (For a description of the many types of memory-sparking games for seniors that are included in our RetroSparX units, please click here.)

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After you purchase a RetroSparX unit, we will send you an email delivering your printable memory game which you can easily download.

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Printing the downloaded RetroSparX unit onto paper will make completing the memory games much more rewarding, as it will allow you to flip back and forth through the pages as you write down your answers.

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    • Memory Game for Seniors - Frank Sinatra

      Celebrate the Birth of Frank Sinatra

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      resetletter-jumbletext-teaserresetentertainmentCelebrate the Birth of Frank Sinatra Let RetroSparX spark your memory of Frank Sinatra in A Singer for the Ages. Frank Sinatra was a powerhouse talent – a singer, an actor, and a favourite target of gossip columnists. He crooned into the hearts of audiences all around the world. Read about the remarkable career and colourful life of Ol’ Blue Eyes, whose sultry ballads still bring goosebumps whenever they are played today.
    • Recall How Malls Transformed the Shopping Experience

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      resetword-strikephrase-flipresetcultural-trendsentertainmentRecall How Malls Transformed the Shopping Experience Let RetroSparX spark your memory of the first shopping malls with Modern Malls: A Multi-Sensory Experience. You might remember the first time you entered a shopping mall – an enclosed temple to consumerism with a dizzying array of retail possibilities. Read about the development of the shopping mall concept and how it has evolved over time as consumer tastes and habits have shifted with changing trends and the proliferation of on-line shopping. From the modest structures of the 1950s, to the mega malls/entertainment complexes of today, retailers are on a never-ending mission to find ways to entice you to open your wallet! As an added bonus, in Show Me the Money discover some of the more significant inventions and retail innovations that have changed the landscape of shopping.
    • Recall Peter Jennings

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      resetword-mash-upphrase-flipresetentertainmentuncategorizedRecall Peter Jennings Let RetroSparX spark your memory of Peter Jennings with A Canadian Icon of an American Network. While many Canadians turn to the United States for fame and fortune, few have met with the success that Peter Jennings did. Read about Jennings’ meteoric rise within ABC News to become one of its most long-standing and celebrated news anchors. He brought qualities to his nightly newscasts that endeared him to a diverse and international audience. While his voice may have been silenced by his early death, his legacy lives on.
    • Memory Game for Seniors - John F. Kennedy Assassination

      Recall the Assassination of John F. Kennedy

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      resetletter-jumbleword-mash-upresethistorical-eventsRecall the Assassination of John F. Kennedy Let RetroSparX spark your memory with The Assassination of an American Icon! Read about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, a crime that left people all over the world reeling. The story of his violent death continues to resonate today, perhaps because it was such an unthinkable assault on the soul of a country.
    • Memory Game for Seniors - D-Day

      Recall the Battles of D-Day in Normandy, 1944

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      resetquote-shufflegrid-magicresethistorical-eventsRecall the Battles of D-Day in Normandy, 1944 Let RetroSparX spark your memory of D-Day with A Battle for the Ages! Read about this historic battle that has become identified as a turning point of World War II. It was one of the most significant campaigns of the war, one that brought together the Allied nations to deliver a crushing blow to Nazi ambitions in Europe.
    • Memory Game for Seniors - Cabot Trail

      Recall the Completion of the Cabot Trail

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      resetgrid-magicword-builderresetcultural-trendshistorical-eventsRecall the Completion of the Cabot Trail Let RetroSparX spark your memory with Full Circle on the Cabot Trail. The Cabot Trail is a jewel of Canadian tourism - a rolling road that circles the northern half of Cape Breton Island. Its rugged switchbacks and sweeping views are quintessentially Canadian, taking visitors through a rich cultural heritage tied inextricably to the ocean and the marine life within it. Read about how the Cabot Trail cane to be, and how it has earned a reputation as one of the most scenic drives in North America.   As an added bonus, in Dramatic Drives, read about some of the most celebrated roads on the planet. You may have been lucky enough to have travelled some of these routes. If not, you may want to add them to your bucket list!
    • Memory Game for Seniors - Terry Fox

      Recall the Extraordinary Terry Fox

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      resetletter-jumblesyllable-solutionsresethistorical-eventssportsRecall the Extraordinary Terry Fox Let RetroSparX spark your memory of Terry Fox in The Marathon of Hope! Terry Fox is a true Canadian hero, a young man who turned tragedy into hope. His cross country run to promote awareness about cancer and to raise money for cancer research was an exceptional act of bravery. Read about his remarkable initiative, and the legacy that continues to remind us of his courage and mettle.
    • Memory Game for Seniors - First Heart Translate

      Recall the First Heart Transplant in 1967

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      resetgrid-magichidden-letterresethistorical-eventsscience-and-technologyRecall the First Heart Transplant in 1967 Let RetroSparX spark your memory of an astounding medical breakthrough in Heart for Heart! Doctors and researchers had for years experimented with heart transplantation techniques, a procedure that seemed so daunting and futuristic that many thought it was impossible. Few would have guessed that a doctor from South Africa would be the first to choreograph this medical miracle. Read about Dr. Christiaan Barnard’s ground-breaking surgery in 1967.
    • Recall the First Measles Vaccine

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      resethidden-letterphrase-crazeresetscience-and-technologyRecall the First Measles Vaccine Let RetroSparX spark your memory of the discovery of a vaccine to combat the measles virus with A Shot in the Arm. While avoiding measles today is as easy as following public health vaccination guidelines, there was a time when the measles, with its highly infectious character and potentially lethal impact, was a feared disease. Read about the scientists who discovered a vaccine for this disease and the many turns they had to navigate on the road to this medical breakthrough. As an added bonus, in How a Vaccine Works, learn how the immune system attacks diseases such as the measles, and how the vaccine uses that immune response to protect us from infection.
    • Memory Game for Seniors - Group of Seven Studio

      Recall the Group of Seven’s Studio in early 1900s

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      resetcrossword-challengeword-linkresetcultural-trendsRecall the Group of Seven’s Studio in early 1900s Let RetroSparX spark your memory with The House that Lawren Built. The Group of Seven is a Canadian national treasure, one that produced beautiful paintings of our extraordinary landscape. Many may not know that one of the masters of the Group, Lawren Harris, helped to finance the construction of a three-storey art studio in the heart of Toronto known as Studio Building. It became a haven where many of the Group of Seven artists worked, lived and inspired one another. Read about Lawren Harris's vision for Studio Building, and about how the modest structure became the nerve centre of an unparalleled Canadian artistic legacy.   As an added bonus, in Reframing the Group of Seven, discover some lesser known facts about certain members of the Group of Seven.
    • Memory Game for Seniors - Johnny Carson

      Recall the Hilarious Johnny Carson

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      resetword-strikeletter-jumbleresetentertainmentRecall the Hilarious Johnny Carson Let RetroSparX spark your memory of the Johnny Carson years on The Tonight Show in Heeere's Johnny! Johnny Carson earned his stripes as the King of Late Night T.V. He was funny, provocative and able to draw the best from his guests. Read about his remarkable three decade run on late-night television. As an added bonus, in The Low Down on High Humour, read about some of the more noteworthy (and occasionally controversial) episodes of Carson’s career and life.
    • Recall the Incomparable Christopher Plummer

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      resetcrossword-challengeword-linkresetentertainmentRecall the Incomparable Christopher Plummer Let RetroSparX spark your memory of Christopher Plummer with A Brilliant Thespian. Christopher Plummer was one of the most consequential actors of his time – gracing both the stage and the screen with exquisite talent and unforgettable humanity. Read about this icon of the acting world and the accolades that were heaped upon his many and varied performances. As an added bonus, in Perfectly Plummer, discover some of the lesser known features of his life that demonstrate, among other things, his legendary sense of humour.
    • Memory Game for Seniors - Colour TV

      Recall the Introduction of Colour Television in the 1950s

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      resettext-teaserquote-shuffleresetentertainmentscience-and-technologyRecall the Introduction of Colour Television in the 1950s Let RetroSparX spark your memory of the advent of colour TV in Tuning In, In Colour! Today we take coloured television programming for granted. But bringing colour to the small screen was, in its day, an engineering marvel. Read about this technicolour revolution, and how consumer demand for coloured television propelled incredible innovation.
    • Recall the Magic of West Side Story

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      resetgrid-magicsmart-squaresresetentertainmentRecall the Magic of West Side Story Let RetroSparX spark your memory of West Side Story with West Side Magic. When West Side Story hit the stage in 1957, it was a tour de force of tense drama, sweeping music and electric dance sequences. It laid bare many dimensions of the American immigrant experience, and, in doing so, folded hope and tragedy into an unforgettable score. Read about this enduring musical, and about how the conflicts that it addresses remain as relevant today as they were in the 1950s.
    • Recall the October Crisis and the FLQ

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      resetword-mash-upword-linkresethistorical-eventsRecall the October Crisis and the FLQ Let RetroSparX spark your memory of the October Crisis, with The FLQ and a Country on Edge. The terror unleashed by the Front de libération du Quebec in the 1960s and early 1970s culminated with the violent kidnapping of two Quebec officials, Messrs James Cross and Pierre Laporte and, in the case of Mr. Laporte, his murder. These acts of domestic terrorism sent convulsions rippling through the country, and led to the invocation of martial law in Québec and Ottawa. Read about this controversial time in Canada’s history and about the events as they unfolded.
    • Recall the Original King Kong of 1933

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      resetphrase-flipgrid-magicresetentertainmentscience-and-technologyRecall the Original King Kong of 1933 Let RetroSparX spark your memory of the original King Kong movie with A Beast of a Film. When King Kong hit the movie theatres in 1933, audiences were spellbound and, in many cases, left the theatre feeling shaken and terrified. Never before had special effects been executed on such an ambitious and dazzling scale. Read about this classic beast-meets-civilization blockbuster that set a new standard for what audiences would come to expect of monster movies. And you might just hear Fay Wray’s legendary screaming performance ringing in your head! As an added bonus, in Small Facts about a Big Blockbuster, dive into some of the lesser known facts about the making of King Kong.
    • Memory Game for Seniors - Prohibition

      Recall the Prohibition Years of the 1920s and 1930s

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      resetfind-your-matchgrid-magicresethistorical-eventsRecall the Prohibition Years of the 1920s and 1930s Let RetroSparX spark your memory of Prohibition with Thou Shalt Not Drink! The Temperance movement and the laws of Prohibition that it spawned marked a time of great contradiction across Europe and North America. While a somewhat puritanical attitude toward the evils of alcohol swept through society, many took to their basements to distill their own spirits or found their way to illicit drinking clubs. Read about this fascinating era of jazz, gangsters and moonshine.
    • Memory Game for Seniors - Jackie Robinson

      Recall the Remarkable Jackie Robinson

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      resetword-mash-upletter-jumbleresetsportsRecall the Remarkable Jackie Robinson Let RetroSparX spark your memory of Jackie Robinson with Colour Comes to the Major Leagues! Jackie Robinson was an undeniable trailblazer in professional sport. He is remembered not only for being the first African American to play major league baseball, but also for the grace and sophistication which he brought to the baseball diamond. Read about this extraordinary athlete whose legacy ranks among the most influential in the history of sport.
    • Recall the Wedding of Princess Diana and Prince Charles

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      resetgrid-magicword-builderresethistorical-eventsRecall the Wedding of Princess Diana and Prince Charles Let RetroSparX spark your memory with A Fairytale Day. When Lady Diana Spencer and Prince Charles approached the doors of St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, the eyes of the world were upon them. The day was magical in every regard, and the future of the British monarchy rested upon the shoulders of the young couple. In many ways, the hype surrounding the wedding was a foretaste of the public’s intrusive preoccupation with everything ‘Diana’, a preoccupation that often verged on hysteria. Read about this historic wedding and the impact that Diana’s short life had on the causes she embraced. As an added bonus, in Marital Miscues, read some lesser-known facts about that magnificent day!
    • Relive ‘The Battle of the Sexes’ Tennis Showdown of 1973

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      resetcrossword-challengeword-linkresetsportsRelive ‘The Battle of the Sexes’ Tennis Showdown of 1973 Let RetroSparX spark your memory of the Billie Jean King v. Bobby Riggs tennis match in The Battle of the Sexes. It was the early ‘70s and women on the professional tennis circuit were beginning to mobilize against the inequities they faced in competition, when retired pro Billy Riggs challenged Billie Jean King to an exhibition match, confident that he could beat any woman and, in the process, prove once and for all the superiority of the men’s game. It was the most-watched tennis match of all time. Read about this epic match and the impact it had on the evolving movement for fairness and equity in sport.
    • Relive Alistair Sim’s A Christmas Carol, 1951

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      resetsyllable-solutionstext-teaserresetentertainmentRelive Alistair Sim’s A Christmas Carol, 1951 Let RetroSparX spark your memory of the 1951 film adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol with A Humbug Hit. While the film did not meet with instant success, watching Alistair Sim’s iconic portrayal of Ebenezer Scrooge and his transformative encounter with three Spirits of Christmas has become one of the most beloved Christmas traditions. Through the stark and gloomy cinematography of Victorian-era London struggling with poverty and class divisions, comes a message of salvation and hope. Read about this cinematic treasure. As an added bonus, in From Miserly to Magnanimous, let yourself be reminded of some of the better-known lines from A Christmas Carol, which, among other things, map out Scrooge’s arc of redemption.
    • Relive North America’s Introduction to The Beatles

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      resetphrase-flipphrase-crazeresetentertainmentRelive North America’s Introduction to The Beatles Let RetroSparX spark your memory of The Beatles with The British Invasion. When Ed Sullivan invited the British sensation, The Beatles, onto his show in 1964, he could hardly have predicted the frenzy of fans he was about to unleash onto the North American rock and roll scene. Read about this remarkable band and the unprecedented success they earned as they churned out classic after classic for their adoring audiences.
    • Memory Game for Seniors - Rosa Parks

      Relive Rosa Parks’ Act of Bravery, 1955

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      resetfind-your-matchgrid-magicresethistorical-eventsRelive Rosa Parks’ Act of Bravery, 1955 Let RetroSparX spark your memory of an iconic moment in the American civil rights struggle with The First Lady of Civil Rights! The story of Rosa Parks is as inspiring as it is legendary. Read about the woman who was thrust into the public eye when she refused to yield her bus seat to a white person. Her simple act of defiance lit the flames of courage in an entire community, and paved the way for the mechanics of segregation in the United States to be dismantled.
    • Memory Game for Seniors - Apollo 11

      Relive the 1967 World’s Fair in Montreal

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      resetgrid-magicphrase-crazeresethistorical-eventsRelive the 1967 World’s Fair in Montreal Let RetroSparX spark your memory with Expo 67 - Canada in the World's Eye! Expo 67 marked a monumental moment for Canada. People from all over the world flocked to Montreal to visit international pavilions showcasing a multiculturalism that would soon become a trademark of Canadian society. Read about this fantastic event which was as ambitious in its conception as it was successful in its execution. As an added bonus, in Wee Facts About World’s Fairs, discover a number of every-day inventions and world-famous structures that were introduced at world’s fairs throughout history.
    • Memory Game for Seniors - Calgary Winter Olympics

      Relive the Calgary Olympics, 1988

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      resetletter-jumblefun-with-sumsresetsportsRelive the Calgary Olympics, 1988 Let RetroSparX spark your memory of the 1988 Olympics in The XV Olympic Winter Games! The Calgary Olympics were a celebration of athletic excellence, western pride and Canadian hospitality. Read about some of the stand-out moments of the 1988 Olympics, and rediscover the enduring impact of those memorable two weeks. As an added bonus, in The Olympics Then and Now, check out some crazy statistics, that demonstrate how dramatically the winter Olympic movement has grown since the 1980s.
    • Memory Game for Seniors - 1972 Summit Series

      Relive the Canada-Russia Hockey Summit, 1972

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      resetletter-jumbleword-playresetsportsRelive the Canada-Russia Hockey Summit, 1972 Let RetroSparX spark your memory of hockey's 1972 Summit Series with Showdown on the Ice! Read about the epic match-up of 1972, when Canada and the Soviet Union battled through a 7-game series for hockey supremacy. When the players took to the ice, they carried the pride of their nation on their shoulders. Cold War suspicions and tensions infused the action. Most enduringly, this singular competition had a decisive, lasting impact on the game of hockey. As an added bonus, in Snippets from the ’72 Series, remember some of the more iconic moments from the series, when tempers flared and emotions were raw.
    • Memory Game for Seniors - The CN Tower

      Relive the Completion of the CN Tower in 1976

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      resetfun-with-sumsphrase-crazeresetscience-and-technologyRelive the Completion of the CN Tower in 1976 Let RetroSparX spark your memory of the building of a national landmark in Canada's Engineering Triumph! Toronto’s CN Tower dominates the downtown skyline, and is home to well over a million visitors a year. It was an engineering marvel when it was built in the 1970s, and still stands as one of the world’s most impressive structures. Read about this iconic Canadian landmark, and how it has become a sky-high playground for tourists and daredevils alike.
    • Memory Game for Seniors - The Great Gatsby

      Relive the Great Gatsby Era in the 1920s

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      resetgrid-magicphrase-crazeresetcultural-trendsentertainmentRelive the Great Gatsby Era in the 1920s Let RetroSparX spark your memory with The Great Gatsby - A Social Commentary that Transcends its Era. Whether you read The Great Gatsby in English class or curled up in a chair at home (or whether you waited for one of the four film adaptations!), you were undoubtedly transported to a world of decadent parties and shattered dreams. The society depicted by F. Scott Fitzgerald was both dazzling and despairing, and its characters fell victim to the corruption and excess that were its hallmarks. The Great Gatsby is a masterpiece of American literature; it is a cautionary tale that is as relevant today as it was in the Roaring Twenties.
    • Memory Game for Seniors - Apollo 11 mission

      Relive the Historic Moon Landing in 1969

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      resetfind-your-matchword-search-mystery-revealresethistorical-eventsscience-and-technologyRelive the Historic Moon Landing in 1969 Let RetroSparX spark your memory of the Apollo 11 mission with The Historic Small Step! The world watched as Neil Armstrong took his first steps on the Moon, capping off a journey that was so fantastical as to seem impossible. Read about this unforgettable moment in time, and about the three brave men whose daring and professionalism brought the Moon’s barren surface to television screens in living rooms around the world.
    • Relive the Introduction of the Big Mac!

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      resetword-mash-upfun-with-sumsresetcultural-trendsRelive the Introduction of the Big Mac! Let RetroSparX spark your memory of the first Big Mac you sunk your teeth into with Big Mac Attack. The Big Mac was the brainchild of a single McDonald’s franchise owner who set out to create a heartier burger that would satisfy the big appetites of his steel mill-working customers. Read about this story of culinary ingenuity and the unparalleled success that it set into motion. We will have your taste buds craving those “two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun”! As an added bonus, in I’m Lovin’ It, discover some outsized facts about this record-busting burger.
    • Memory Game for Seniors - Boeing 747

      Relive the Introduction of the Boeing 747 in 1970

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      resethidden-letterfind-your-matchresetscience-and-technologyRelive the Introduction of the Boeing 747 in 1970 Let RetroSparX spark your memory of the 'Jumbo Jet' in The Queen of the Skies! When the Boeing 747 flew its maiden commercial voyage in 1970, it changed the course of the aviation industry forever. It was big, it was bold and it blew the minds of anyone who stepped inside. Read how this iconic aircraft stood out from the rest and how it has been adapted to serve many different purposes.
    • Memory Game for Seniors - Secretariat

      Relive the Majesty of Secretariat, 1973

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      resetphrase-crazesyllable-solutionsresetsportsRelive the Majesty of Secretariat, 1973 Let RetroSparX spark your memory of Secretariat with A Champion for the Ages! Secretariat was a horse like no other – a Triple Crown champion that outpaced the field with commanding confidence. He is not the only horse to win the coveted Triple Crown, but he is in all likelihood the most famous. Read about this magnificent horse and what made him such a distinctive and untouchable force on the race track.
    • Relive The Marlboro Man

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      resetword-mash-uptext-teaserresetcultural-trendsRelive The Marlboro Man Let RetroSparX spark your memory with The Marlboro Man! Few advertising campaigns have been as enduringly successful as the swarthy cowboys who for decades embodied the Marlboro cigarette brand. Marlboro cigarettes went from a sideshow in the tobacco industry to a best-seller once the Marlboro Man campaign was launched. Read about this masterstroke of marketing, which also gave life to an industry increasingly under fire for the significant risks posed by tobacco.
    • Memory Game for Seniors - 1972 Miami Dolphins

      Relive the Miami Dolphins’ Perfect 1972 Season

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      resetletter-jumblequote-shuffleresetsportsRelive the Miami Dolphins’ Perfect 1972 Season Let RetroSparX spark your memory of the 1972 Miami Dolphins with Undefeated! Read about the extraordinary 1972 season of the Miami Dolphins, when the team became the first and only NFL team to win every regular season and playoff game. They were a group of talented athletes who, to this day, are revered for their record-smashing achievement. At the outset of every season, fans across the NFL dream of the perfection embodied by the '72 Dolphins. But that remarkable magic has yet to be repeated.
    • Memory Game for Seniors - Niagara Falls

      Relive the Niagara Falls Miracle in 1960

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      resetletter-jumblegrid-magicresethistorical-eventsRelive the Niagara Falls Miracle in 1960 Let RetroSparX spark this hair-raising memory from Niagara Falls in A Plunge Over the Falls! The date was July 9, 1960. Seven-year old Roger Woodward climbed into a fishing boat safely upriver from the turbulent waters of Niagara River, the very same waters that rush over the mighty Falls and crash into the foamy whirlpool below. And then the tiny boat’s engine failed. Read the story that brought chills to all that witnessed it – a tale that can only be described as miraculous. As an added bonus, in Over a Barrel ... Quite Literally, read about some of the more breathtaking examples of those daredevils who have, with varying degrees of success, attempted to face down the power of Niagara Falls.
    • Memory Game for Seniors - Ford Mustang

      Relive the Release of the Ford Mustang, 1964

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      resetsyllable-solutionsletter-jumbleresetcultural-trendsscience-and-technologyRelive the Release of the Ford Mustang, 1964 Let RetroSparX spark your memory of the first Ford Mustang in The Original and Enduring Pony Car! Remember when you first saw a Ford Mustang and heard the roar of its engine? Read about a car that symbolized progressive design and revolutionized the automotive industry. The fact that the Mustang has endured for over 50 years is a testament to how it has steadily connected with consumers even as auto design trends have come and gone.
    • Relive the Release of The Joy of Sex

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      resethidden-letterletter-jumbleresetcultural-trendsentertainmentRelive the Release of The Joy of Sex Let RetroSparX spark your memory of the release of the controversial best-selling book, The Joy of Sex, with Joy, Unfiltered. The Joy of Sex was much more than a how-to guide to intimate bedroom escapades. It was a classic product of the 1970s – a nod to the free-love sentiment of the hippie generation, and a medium for bringing conversations of sexuality and sexual health out into the open. Whether you recoiled at the audacity of the book (remember those graphic illustrations featuring some excessively hairy folks?), or celebrated the new-age perspectives that it espoused, The Joy of Sex was undeniably a cultural game-changer.
    • Memory Game for Seniors - Elvis

      Relive the Shock of Elvis Presley Enlisting in 1958

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      resetletter-jumblegrid-magicresetentertainmentRelive the Shock of Elvis Presley Enlisting in 1958 Let RetroSparX spark your memory with The King Enlists! When Elvis Presley enlisted for the U.S Army in 1958, his fans braced themselves for a break from his particularly provocative style of entertaining, and prayed for his safe return. Read about this iconic American singer/actor, and the singular path he carved for himself to fame, fortune and, ultimately, self-destruction. His life story is in equal measure an inspiration and a cautionary tale.
    • Remember Clint Eastwood’s Term as Small-Town Mayor!

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      resetsmart-squaresquote-shuffleresetentertainmenthistorical-eventsRemember Clint Eastwood’s Term as Small-Town Mayor! Let RetroSparX spark your memory of Clint Eastwood running for mayor of Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, with Mayor Clint. Much of the world may have been surprised when one of Hollywood’s most prolific leading men stepped away from the movie set and into the political world. Read about what precipitated this foray into local politics (hint ... it involves the perceived evils of ice cream), and about the mark that Mayor Eastwood made during his brief tenure as mayor. As an added bonus, in Wacky Laws Around the World, discover some of the more truly bizarre laws that are, for better or for worse, still in force!
    • Memory Game for Seniors - Hurricane Hazel

      Remember Hurricane Hazel in 1954

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      resetcrossword-challengetext-teaserresethistorical-eventsRemember Hurricane Hazel in 1954 Let RetroSparX spark your memory of some wicked weather in An Historic Storm! Many may think that southern Ontario is immune from the types of destructive hurricanes that rip through the southern and coastal regions of North America. Read about how Hurricane Hazel caught Toronto and its surrounding area off guard as it tore through in 1954, leaving not only a path of destruction in its wake but also a newfound resolve to overhaul the region’s storm management procedures and emergency preparedness. As an added bonus, in The Math of Destruction, read some crazy facts about the historic hurricane season of 2005, when the skies literally trembled with violent winds.
    • Remember the Cataclysmic Halifax Explosion of 1917

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      resetword-builderphrase-flipresethistorical-eventsRemember the Cataclysmic Halifax Explosion of 1917 Let RetroSparX spark your memory of the World War I era explosion in Canada's Halifax Harbour with An Historic Explosion. When a French munitions ship exploded with devastating force just offshore the port of Halifax in 1917, a large swath of the city was flattened and untold lives were lost. It was a tragedy of unimaginable proportions that left lasting scars on the region. Read about the unfortunate circumstances that led to this disaster and about the impact the blast had on a thriving wartime community.
    • Memory Game for Seniors - MASH

      Remember the Debut of M*A*S*H in 1972

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      resetsyllable-solutionsphrase-crazeresetentertainmentRemember the Debut of M*A*S*H in 1972 Let RetroSparX spark your memory of a beloved television series in M*A*S*H Hits the Little Screen. M*A*S*H delighted television audiences for 11 seasons. The antics of its characters, from Captain "Hawkeye" Pierce to Major Margaret "Hot Lips" Houlihan, were projected into our living rooms and became part of our weekly entertainment roster. Remember back to how you laughed and cried as the cast continually reminded us of the toll of war and the small, heroic gestures that somehow make it bearable.
    • Memory Game for Seniors - Arnold Palmer

      Remember the Great Arnold Palmer in 1950s-2000s

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      resethidden-letterfind-your-matchresetsportsRemember the Great Arnold Palmer in 1950s-2000s Let RetroSparX spark your memory with The Masterstroke, our memory game unit about Arnold Palmer's unparalleled career! Arnold Palmer lit up the golfing world with a rare breed of skill, charisma and decency. The viewing public tuned into golf in record numbers, and followed Arnie’s magnetic career with rapt loyalty. Read about the mark that Arnold Palmer left on golf and professional sport more generally. His is a story of inspired competition and respectful sportsmanship.
    • Memory Game for Seniors - Challenger Explosion

      Remember the Horror of the Challenger Space Shuttle Explosion in 1986

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      resetletter-jumblesyllable-solutionsresethistorical-eventsscience-and-technologyRemember the Horror of the Challenger Space Shuttle Explosion in 1986 Let RetroSparX spark your memory of one of the darkest days of space exploration with Disaster Over Florida! No-one can forget the unimaginable shock of learning that the space shuttle Challenger exploded not long after takeoff. It was a disaster that happened so far away, yet struck so close to the heart. Read about the mistakes made, the lives lost and the pledge to continue space exploration in the face of this tragedy.
    • Memory Game for Seniors - Patty Hearst

      Remember the Kidnapping of Patty Hearst in 1974

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      resetword-mash-upphrase-crazeresethistorical-eventsRemember the Kidnapping of Patty Hearst in 1974 Let RetroSparX spark your memory with From Heiress to Terrorist - The Patty Hearst Story! The abduction of Patty Hearst made headlines around the world. But it was the story that followed – a tale of Ms. Hearst embracing her captors’ cause and joining them in their crusade of crime – that made history. Everything about it was sensational, from the moment her apartment door was broken through to when two American presidents intervened to set her free from prison and to grant her clemency for her crimes. Few crime stories have played out so publicly.
    • Memory Game for Seniors - The 50's Sock Hop

      Revel in Sock Hops in the 1940s and 1950s

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      resetword-mash-upfind-your-matchresetcultural-trendsentertainmentRevel in Sock Hops in the 1940s and 1950s Let RetroSparX spark your memory with Let's Go to the Hop. Do you remember when teenagers flocked to their school gymnasiums for dances that were known as Sock Hops? Maybe you were among them, swinging and twisting to the latest rock ‘n roll tunes, or trying to master the steps of the most recent dance craze. It was a time of joyful indulgence for adolescents, when the peppy patter of stockinged feet against the school gym floor was drowned out by the biggest dance hits of the day.
    • Revel in the Arrival of the Mini Skirt

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      resetcrossword-challengeword-linkresetcultural-trendsRevel in the Arrival of the Mini Skirt Let RetroSparX spark your memory of the mini skirt fashion craze of the 1960s, with Mini Skirt, Maxi Statement. The mini skirt was not just another fashion trend. It was a social statement that transcended fashion – a vehicle through which young women expressed their growing individuality, confidence and sexual freedom. It both captured the changing cultural standards of the day, and pushed those standards even farther. Few garments have had such a transformative impact on society.
    • Memory Game for Seniors - Wheaties

      Revel in the Athletes Featured on the Wheaties Box

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      resetgrid-magichidden-letterresetcultural-trendssportsRevel in the Athletes Featured on the Wheaties Box Let RetroSparX spark your memory of The Wheaties Box! We are all familiar with the comeback that is often dished at someone who is impressively energetic or strong – “You must have eaten your Wheaties this morning!” Read how Wheaties cultivated its image of being the ‘Breakfast of Champions’, and how its cereal box covers have become coveted spots for the world’s greatest athletes. As an added bonus, Boxes of Note describes some of the more unusual Wheaties cereal box covers over the decades.
    • Memory Game for Seniors - Queen Elizabeth Coronation

      Revel in the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953

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      resetmeandering-mazegrid-magicresethistorical-eventsRevel in the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953 Let RetroSparX spark your memory with The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II! The coronation of the young queen was a spectacle of pomp and pageantry. With the early death of her father, Princess Elizabeth was thrust into a role that would test her resolve and shape her character. Read about that day, which was a fitting celebration of a woman who would become England’s longest serving monarch. As an added bonus, in Did You Know? discover some fun facts about the coronation, the Crown Jewels and other items of regalia.
    • Memory Game for Seniors - Craft Beer

      Revel in the Craft Beer Revolution of the 1970s

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      resethidden-letterword-linkresetcultural-trendsRevel in the Craft Beer Revolution of the 1970s Let RetroSparX spark your memory with Back to Basics, our memory game unit about the craft beer industry. By the early 1970s, the beer scene had become concentrated in the hands a few major players that offered limited selection. Quality was spotty, and beer connoisseurs were getting thirsty for a finer brew. A couple of brave souls launched their own brands, heralding a return to pure ingredients and cottage-size brewing facilities. This marked the dawn of the craft beer revolution, an industry that now floods tasting menus around the world with an ever-evolving selection of brews.
    • Memory Game for Seniors - The Blue Jays

      Revel in the Debut Game of The Toronto Blue Jays, 1977

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      resetfind-your-matchsyllable-solutionsresetsportsRevel in the Debut Game of The Toronto Blue Jays, 1977 Let RetroSparX spark your memory of the Toronto Blue Jays' first Opening Day with Let's Play Ball! When the Blue Jays stepped onto the diamond at Exhibition Place for the first time in 1977, and began swinging their bats over a field freshly dusted with snow, there was no question that major league baseball was in Canada. Together with the Montreal Expos, the Jays carried the aspirations of all Canadians to bring the World Series north of the border. Read about this beloved team, and its long journey to baseball dominance. As an added bonus, in The Flag Flap, the Bat Flip and Other Curve Balls, read about some of the most iconic moments in the history of the Blue Jays.
    • Memory Game for Seniors - Jeopardy premiers

      Revel in the Debut of Jeopardy! in 1965

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      resetword-search-mystery-revealphrase-crazeresetentertainmentRevel in the Debut of Jeopardy! in 1965 Let RetroSparX spark your memory of Jeopardy! with Answer - March 30, 1965 ... Question - When was the debut of Jeopardy!? It seems as though Alex Trebek has been in our living rooms forever, causing us to shout answers at our television sets to somehow prove that we are smarter than the trivia geniuses who appear nightly on Jeopardy! Read about this remarkable game show that has hooked generations of television audiences.
    • Revel in the Disney Masterpiece, Fantasia

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      resetsyllable-solutionstext-teaserresetentertainmentRevel in the Disney Masterpiece, Fantasia Let RetroSparX spark your memory of the film Fantasia, with Freakin’ Fabulous Fantasy! Walt Disney’s vision of pairing classical music with fantastical animation was an ambitious and elaborate frolic of his seemingly infinite imagination. The result was Fantasia, a cinematic triumph that continues to dazzle audiences today. Read about the development of this classic and about the innovations in cinematography and sound production that it inspired.
    • Revel in the Dr. Seuss Classic, The Cat in the Hat

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      resetword-mash-uphidden-letterresetcultural-trendsentertainmentRevel in the Dr. Seuss Classic, The Cat in the Hat Let RetroSparX spark your memory of Dr. Seuss with Children’s Literature Reimagined. Whether you read The Cat in the Hat for you own entertainment or snuggled up beside your child or grandchild, you were no doubt transported to its world of whimsical verse and quirky characters. But all that fanciful, tongue-twisting fluff that Dr. Seuss created on each page masked a more ambitious mission – he was making reading fun for kids. After all, who could resist the mayhem unleashed by a talking cat and his repertoire of tricks?  Read about how this historic book upended the prevailing approach for early childhood literacy.   As an added bonus, in Sussing Out Seuss, learn some lesser known facts about the man behind the pen-name, Theodor Geisel.
    • Memory Game for Seniors - Meals in the 1950's

      Revel in the Food You Loved in the 1950s

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      resetfind-your-matchword-mash-upresetcultural-trendsRevel in the Food You Loved in the 1950s Let RetroSparX spark your memory (and tastebuds) with Feasting in the Fifties. Remember the days of root beer floats and tuna noodle casserole? Look back at dining in the 1950s, when all food was comfort food, and there was hardly anything that couldn’t be served alongside a Jello mold. The recipes were simple and delicious, and still find their way onto today's family menus. Let us treat you to a mouth-watering reminder of the food you loved to cook as much as you loved to eat!
    • Memory Game for Seniors - Etch A Sketch

      Revel in the Launch of the Etch A Sketch, 1959

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      resetcrossword-challengeword-playresetcultural-trendsRevel in the Launch of the Etch A Sketch, 1959 Let RetroSparX spark your memory of the Etch A Sketch with The Magic Drawing Screen! The Etch A Sketch was the brainchild of a French electrician. Read about how this odd little toy that most toy companies shunned became an overnight sensation in the United States and around the world. From a workshop in Paris to millions of households worldwide, the Etch A Sketch enjoyed the type of enduring success reserved for only the most inventive and engaging toys.
    • Revel in the Life and Career of Aretha Franklin

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      resetletter-jumbleword-linkresetentertainmentRevel in the Life and Career of Aretha Franklin Let RetroSparX spark your memory of Aretha Franklin with Respect! Aretha Franklin was a powerhouse talent, whose versatile voice and extraordinary range bestowed upon her the title Queen of Soul. She sang with passion and wisdom, giving voice not only to her own personal struggles, but also to the challenges faced by those who refused to surrender to the racial and gender inequalities of the day. Read about this remarkable woman and her inspiring career. And you will no doubt understand how the R-E-S-P-E-C-T that she earned during her lifetime will endure for generations to come.
    • Memory Game for Seniors - Glenn Gould

      Revel in the Music of Glenn Gould in the 1950s-1980s

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      resetletter-jumblefind-your-matchresetentertainmentRevel in the Music of Glenn Gould in the 1950s-1980s Let RetroSparX spark your memory with Glenn Gould - A Musical Wonder. Glenn Gould was a giant of the classical music scene. His talent was unparalleled, and he approached his craft with an intellectual rigour that few could replicate. His piano recordings still resonate with a singular clarity of purpose and near technical perfection. Read about the heights that Glenn Gould scaled in the musical world, and the quirky legacy that he left behind. As an added bonus, in Notes on Notes, check out some of the lesser known facts about the intensely private, and admittedly idiosyncratic, Glenn Gould.
    • Revel in the Rivalry Between Magic Johnson and Larry Bird

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      resethidden-letterword-linkresetsportsRevel in the Rivalry Between Magic Johnson and Larry Bird Let RetroSparX spark your memory of the great on-court battles between Earvin 'Magic' Johnson and Larry Bird with Rivalry at Centre Court. Few sports rivalries have been as consequential as that between Bird and Johnson. When these two titans of basketball faced down one another on the court, something electric happened, giving the NBA and the game of basketball a much-needed boost of energy and excitement. Read about these extraordinary athletes and how they not only became icons of their time, but also transformed their sport for future generations.
    • Revel in the Sweet Tidings of Love Hearts Candy

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      resetgrid-magicphrase-flipresetcultural-trendsuncategorizedRevel in the Sweet Tidings of Love Hearts Candy Let RetroSparX spark your memory of Love Hearts candy (and all things Valentine's!) with Sweet Tidings. This sugary confection, stamped with tidings of love and friendship, has been a staple of Valentine's Day ever since it burst onto the candy scene in 1954. Read about the development and enduring success of Love Hearts, and you may be taken back to the days when you would search through a roll of Love Hearts to find that perfect message for someone for whom you harboured a secret crush!!
    • Memory Game for Seniors - The Sound of Music

      Revel in the The Sound of Music, 1965

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      resetfind-your-matchgrid-magicresetentertainmentRevel in the The Sound of Music, 1965 Let RetroSparX spark your memory of The Sound of Music in The Sound of a Classic! The Sound of Music is a classic by any standard, and has been a staple of American entertainment for generations. Read about this iconic film, and the sweeping success that it enjoyed. Let its enduring musical score sweep over you as you read, reminding you why its songs “are a few of your favourite things.”
    • Revel in the Woodstock Festival, 1969

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      resetword-mash-upword-builderresetcultural-trendsentertainmenthistorical-eventsRevel in the Woodstock Festival, 1969 Let RetroSparX spark your memory of the Woodstock music festival with Three Days that Defined a Movement. Woodstock was undeniably a moment of cultural and generational significance. When a half million young people converged on a farmer’s field in New York State, they brought with them the voice of an entire generation bent on rebelling against the status quo. Read about this extraordinary three-day celebration of love, music, protest and hedonism.