Sam Tick immigrates to Canada bringing a strong entrepreneurial spirit. In 1957, he founds Metro Sportswear Ltd. in Toronto, which specializes in woolen vests, raincoats and snowmobile suits. David Reiss, Sam Tick’s son-in-law, joins the company and launches a new era for Metro Sportswear with the invention of a volume-based down filling machine. David also establishes the label Snow Goose, which later becomes Canada Goose. Inspired by one of the coldest places on earth, the Expedition Parka is developed to meet the unique needs of scientists at Antarctica’s McMurdo Station. It becomes standard issue and gains the nickname “Big Red.” Canada Goose, which has long been the (un)official jacket of film crews everywhere it’s cold, makes its on-screen debut in two key films: The Day After Tomorrow and National Treasure. With two-thirds of the world’s polar bears living in Canada, Canada Goose joins forces with Polar Bears International (PBI) and launches the PBI Collection. Funds from every sale go to PBI to support the conservation of polar bear habitats. Celebrating the company’s 50th Anniversary, Canada Goose publishes the first Goose People book – highlighting 50 people from around the globe who embody the company’s values and lifestyle and inspire others through epic adventures. Two inaugural Canada Goose Resource Centres are established in the Canadian Arctic. The centres provide free fabrics, buttons, zippers and other materials for Inuit sewers who hand-make jackets and clothing for their families and community. Canada Goose continues to innovate by launching lighter-weight products suitable for diverse climates and high-intensity activities, including the HyBridge® Lite jacket, which wins the “Best Backcountry Jacket” in the prestigious Gear of the Year awards from Outside Magazine. Canada Goose officially opens its Global Headquarters in Toronto, significantly increasing manufacturing capacity. The company is recognized by the federal government for employing 6% of the cut & sew labour industry in Canada. A celebration of our longstanding relationship with the film industry, Canada Goose produces Out There, a short film that captures the extraordinary true stories of Goose People over the past six decades. Canada Goose opens its first two flagship stores, located in Toronto and New York City. The stores weave together Canada Goose’s Arctic heritage with modern innovation and offer customers the widest selection of product, from the broadest range of colours and styles from one-of-a-kind exclusives. Canada Goose breaks new ground with the launch of Knitwear, bringing purpose-driven design and prowess in crafting function-first apparel to luxurious Merino wool garments.