The memory project joins the Minister of Veterans Affairs to commemorate sacrifices of canadian forces in a year of significant anniversaries in 2012

March 20, 2012

The Historica-Dominion Institute’s Memory Project Speakers Bureau and the Minister of Veterans Affairs will be at l’École secondaire de l’Aubier in Saint-Romuald, Québec.

Saint-Romuald, Tuesday March 20 – The Historica-Dominion Institute’s Memory Project Speakers Bureau and the Minister of Veterans Affairs will be at l’École secondaire de l’Aubier in Saint-Romuald, Québec. The Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Veterans Affairs, and three members of the Memory Project Speakers Bureau will speak about the sacrifices made by the Canadian Forces, past and present. This event will bring together currently serving Canadian Forces Personnel, veterans of the Second World War and the Korean War, local legion members, as well as students and educators from l’École secondaire de l’Aubier.

“It’s a great honour to be here in Saint-Romuald with the Minister of Veterans Affairs, veterans, currently serving Canadian Forces personnel, as well as the students and staff of l’École secondaire de l’Aubier,” stated Brigitte D’Auzac de Lamartinie, Senior Manager of Programming at the Historica-Dominion Institute. During a year that marks many important anniversaries, such as the 95th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Dieppe, and the 55th anniversary of Lester B. Pearson receiving the Nobel Peace Prize, the Memory Project Speakers Bureau is pleased to begin the discussion of the contributions of the Canadian Forces in light of these major anniversaries. We hope we will continue this inter-generational dialogue by inviting every veteran and currently serving Canadian Forces member to join the Memory Project Speakers Bureau to share their stories with the next generation of Canadians.”

The Memory Project Speakers Bureau is a national bilingual initiative of the Historica-Dominion Institute.  The program facilitates speaking engagements between veterans and currently serving Canadian Forces personnel and classrooms and community groups across Canada.  With more than 1,500 volunteers, the program reaches over 175,000 Canadians through over 700 visits each year.  The Memory Project Speakers Bureau receives the generous financial support of the Department of Veterans Affairs Canada.

The Historica Dominion Institute is the largest independent charitable organization in Canada dedicated to promoting history, citizenship, and identity.  The institute’s mandate is to build active and informed citizens through a greater knowledge and appreciation of the history, heritage, and stories of Canada.  Discover us at www.historica-dominion.ca

 

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Alyssa Armstrong

Outreach Coordinator
aarmstrong@historica-dominion.ca
1.866.701.1867 x 245

 

Davida Aronovitch

Communications Manager
daronovitch@historica-dominion.ca
1.866.701.1867 x 222