Summerside, July 27 - The Memory Project Speakers Bureau has hosted a volunteer recruitment event at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 5 Summerside. CFB Personnel, veterans, local community members, and program supporters came together to share their stories of service and sacrifice.
“Summerside is home to a proud military community and we are thrilled to be here today on the 59th Anniversary of the Korean War Armistice,” said Brigitte d’Auzac de Lamartinie, Senior Manager of Programming at The Historica-Dominion Institute. “We are actively recruiting currently-serving Canadian Forces personnel and veterans to join our community of volunteers. 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. 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 1000 speaking engagements each year, reaching over 170,000 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 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 the history, heritage and stories of Canada. Discover the Institute at www.historica-dominion.ca
For more information please contact:
Clarice Dale, Program Coordinator, Memory Project Speakers Bureau
The Historica-Dominion Institute
1.866.701.1867 ext. 233