(Last Updated On: November 9, 2022)


On November 21st, National Red Mitten Day represents Canadian Olympic Pride!

National Red Mitten Day encourages Canadians to wear their Red Mittens in support of Canadian athletes! Red mittens represent the pride, generosity, and excellence of every Canadian.

Every Canadian from the sweetest newborn to the most experienced family member, wear your mittens with pride and support each athlete as they pursue their dreams!

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalRedMittensDay

Wear your red mittens or purchase a pair. For every pair of $15 CDN mittens purchased at Hudson’s Bay or at, $3.90 CDN will go to support Canadian athletes. Money raised from the Red Mittens helps provide Canadian Olympians and next-generation athletes with access to elite coaching, equipment, sports medicine, nutrition and other high-performance resources that make up a world-class daily training environment.

$3.90 from the sale of each pair of Red Mittens goes to support Canadian athletes. To date, the Red Mittens alone have raised more than $32 million for the Canadian Olympic Foundation.

Use #NationalRedMittensDay to share on social media.


Hudson’s Bay founded National Red Mitten Day to encourage Canadians to show their support for Canadian athletes and share their national pride through the tradition of wearing the company’s Red Mittens. Their goal on November 21st is to sell 25,000 Red Mittens to support Canadian Athletes in pursuing their dreams.

Since its launch ahead of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games, Hudson’s Bay’s Red Mittens have become the nation’s most iconic symbol of Canadian Olympic pride. From every sale of a pair of Red Mittens, $3.90 goes to support Canadian athletes. To date, the Red Mittens alone have raised more than $30 million for the Canadian Olympic Foundation.

The Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed National Red Mitten Day to be observed annually beginning November 21, 2017.

For more information, please contact:

Michelle Veilleux
Public Relations Director
Hudson’s Bay


November 21st Celebrated (And Not So Celebrated) History


Brothers Jacques-Étienne and Joseph-Michel Montgolfier launched Dr. Jean-François Pilatre de Rozier and François Laurent up in the first successful untethered hot-air balloon flight. The brothers’ cloth balloon took their passengers aloft 5.5 miles over Paris. Can you imagine the view?


The Philadelphia Athletics squared off against the Kanaweola Athletic Club at the Maple Avenue Driving Park in Elmira, New York, for the first-ever professional football night game. The final score was 39-0 in favor of the Philadelphia Athletics. We wonder how many fans stayed for the whole game.


Albert Einstein publishes a paper in the journal Annalen der Physik that leads to his mass-energy equivalence formula, E=mc²


The first woman appointed to Senator takes the oath of office. On October 3, 1922, Rebecca Latimer Felton was appointed by the Georgia governor to fill a vacancy. She served only 24 hours while the Senate was in session, as Democrat Walter George was elected shortly before the next session was convened.

November 21st Celebrated (And Not So Celebrated) Birthdays

Hetty Green – 1834

From a young age, Green’s shrewd understanding of money earned her a ruthless reputation in the world of finance. After the death of her husband Edward Henry Green in 1936, she earned the nickname “Witch of Wall Street” after appearing in her mourning clothes. She died one of the richest women in the world.

Dorothy “Mickey” Maguire – 1918

As a catcher, Mickey played seven seasons in the All American Girls Professional Baseball League. During her career, she played on two World Champion teams.

Georgia Frontiere – 1927

In 1979, Frontiere became 70% owner of the Los Angeles Rams. She was the second woman in NFL history with majority ownership of a team.

Etta Zuber Falconer – 1933

As one of the few African American women with a Ph.D. in mathematics, Falconer set out to change that. She established several science programs designed to encourage women to continue their educations in math and sciences. Well before STEAM and STEM programs, Falconer knew math and science were important to our future.

Henry Hartsfield – 1933

As a NASA astronaut, Hartsfield flew on three shuttle missions including as the commander of the space shuttle Discovery’s maiden voyage. He also logged a total of 483 hours in space. Do you wonder what that translates to in travel miles?

Ken Griffey, Jr. – 1969

The left-handed center fielder played 22 years in Major League Baseball. He was known for his exceptional hitting ability as well as his solid fielding.

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