Bushell Park – March 14 - The Memory Project Speakers Bureau has hosted a volunteer recruitment event at Canadian Forces Base Moose Jaw. 15 Wing Personnel, local community members, and program supporters came together to share their stories of service and sacrifice.
“Moose Jaw is home to a proud Air Force community and we are thrilled to be here today,” said Brigitte d’Auzac de Lamartinie, Senior Manager of Programming at The Historica-Dominion Institute. “While we take great pride in our strong veteran volunteer base here in Saskatchewan, we are actively seeking currently-serving Canadian Forces personnel to join our community of speakers. We seek to offer representation from all Canadian tours and conflicts so the next generation of Canadians can continue to learn about our rich military legacy.”
The largest Bureau of its kind in Canada, The Memory Project connects veterans and currently serving soldiers with classrooms and community groups across the country. More than 1,500 veteran volunteers represent a wide range of Canadian conflicts and tours from the Second World War to the Korean War to Peacekeeping operations and Afghanistan.
The Memory Project Speakers Bureau coordinates over 900 speaking engagements each year, reaching over 160,000 young Canadians. The Bureau has reached over 1.3 million students since its creation in 2001. The Memory Project Speakers Bureau is funded by the Department of Veterans Affairs Community Engagement Partnership Fund as well as Canadian Heritage's Canadian Studies Program.
The Historica-Dominion Instituteis the largest charitable organization dedicated to Canadian history, identity and citizenship. Its mandate is to build active and informed citizens through a greater knowledge and appreciation of the history, heritage and stories of Canada.
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