The Memory Project Speakers Bureau Visits Canadian Forces Base Gagetown

October 19, 2011

The Memory Project Speakers’ Bureau has hosted a community “Lunch and Learn” event at CFB Gagetown.

Oromocto, October 19 – The Memory Project Speakers’ Bureau has hosted a community “Lunch and Learn” event at CFB Gagetown.  The bilingual event was aimed at acknowledging the contributions of current Memory Project volunteers while recruiting new ones.  In attendance were Canadian Forces Personnel, Veterans from the Second World War and the Korean War, family, friends, and supporters.

 

“Oromocto is home to a proud military community and we are thrilled to be here today” said Jeremy Diamond, Director at the Historica-Dominion Institute.  “While we take great pride in our strong veteran volunteer base, we are actively seeking out currently-serving Canadian Forces personnel to join our bureau.  We strive to reflect the changing demographic of the Canadian Veteran and Service Member. We want to offer representation from all Canadian tours and conflicts so the next generation of Canadians can learn about our rich military legacy.”

 

Canada’s largest veteran and current Canadian Forces speakers bureau, 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 to Afghanistan.

 

The Memory Project Speakers Bureau coordinates over 700 speaking engagements each year, reaching over 175,000 young Canadians.  The Bureau has reached more than 1 million students since its creation in 2001.  The Memory Project Speakers Bureau funded by the Department of Veterans Affairs Community Engagement Partnership Fund as well as Canadian Heritage's Canadian Studies Program.

 

The Historica-Dominion Institute is 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 our history, heritage, and stories of Canada. 

 

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For more information:

 

Clarice Dale                                                                                                    
Program Coordinator, The Memory Project Speaks Bureau                               
The Historica-Dominion Institute                                                                         
cdale@historica-dominion.ca                                                                            
1.866.701.1867 ext. 233, mobile 647.205.7986