Valcartier, November 9 – The Memory Project Speakers’ Bureau hosted a community “Lunch and Learn” event at CFB Valcartier today. The bilingual event acknowledged the contributions of current Memory Project volunteers while recruiting new ones. Canadian Forces Personnel, Second World War Veterans and Korean War Veterans, family, friends, and supporters attended the event.
“Valcartier is home to a proud military community and we are thrilled to be here today,” said Jeremy Diamond, Director at the Historica-Dominion Institute. “We are here to welcome veterans, former Canadian Forces personnel and currently-serving Canadian Forces personnel to join our bureau. We strive to represent within our speakers bureau, stories of service from all Canadian tours and conflicts so the next generation of Canadians can continue to learn about Canadian history and current events from people who experienced it first-hand.”
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 is 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.
For more information:
The Memory Project Speakers Bureau
The Historica-Dominion Institute
1-866-701-1867 ext 245; mobile 647-970-5173
The Historica-Dominion Insitute
1-866-701-1867 ext. 222