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How Old is Canada Really?

Anthony Wilson-Smith speaks to Canadian Affair about what the Canada 150 milestone means

Jun 09, 2017

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Publishing giant Avie Bennett dead at age 89

Historica Canada President Anthony Wilson-Smith remembers Chair Emeritus Avie Bennett

Jun 04, 2017

Jun 09, 2017

How Old is Canada Really?

Anthony Wilson-Smith speaks to Canadian Affair about what the Canada 150 milestone means

This year, Canada is celebrating 150 years since its Confederation. Parties are planned across the country for Canada’s 150th ‘birthday’, but the festivities have sparked the question, “how accurate actually is this age?”. Read the full story here

Jun 04, 2017

Publishing giant Avie Bennett dead at age 89

Historica Canada President Anthony Wilson-Smith remembers Chair Emeritus Avie Bennett

An icon of the Canadian publishing industry who's been credited as a driving force behind the establishment of a Canadian literary canon has died. Avie Bennett was 89. Read the full story here. 

Jun 02, 2017

They've been acknowledged: Vince Coleman, Rita Joe chosen as new Halifax ferry names

Metro Halifax highlights the Halifax Explosion Heritage Minute as Vince Coleman is chosen for ferry name

The results are in, and two new Halifax Transit ferries will be named after Vincent Coleman and Rita Joe. Read the full story here

May 24, 2017

Students shine in Citzenship Challenge

Vernon Morning Star profiles the classroom winners of the Citizenship Challenge

Students in the English class proved they’re among the best in Canada in the Citizenship Challenge, demonstrating their knowledge of Canadian history and government and winning a set of books on famous Canadians for the Vernon and District Immigrant Services Society. Read the full story here

Apr 19, 2017

Thanks to a local veteran nets Williams students a surprise

The Auroran features classroom winners of The Memory Project's Grant McRae contest

Carl Bedal has inspired many Aurorans over the years with his poignant story of serving in the navy during the Second World War. Read the full story here. 

Apr 10, 2017

Fort Whyte serves full heaping of Canadiana with Heritage Minutes

CBC Manitoba highlights Winnipeg event screening all 86 Heritage Minutes

If you find yourself craving a hit of Canadiana, Fort Whyte Alive has more than enough to fill that need, from bison and Canada geese to Sir Sam Steele, Louis Riel and Superman. Read the full story here. 

Apr 09, 2017

Vimy Ridge: WWI turning point and ‘nation-building’ moment for Canada?

Global News speaks to Anthony Wilson-Smith about the anniversary of Vimy Ridge

In the early hours of April 9, 1917, the bloody assault on German-occupied Vimy Ridge began and the ensuing four-day fight cost 3,598 Canadian lives and left 7,000 more wounded. Read the full story here. 

Apr 06, 2017

Lakefield College Wins National Award for Remembrance Project

CHEX TV profiles student winners of The Memory Project's Grant McRae contest

Lakefield College School has won first prize in a national contest on the theme of remembrance.  Organized by Historica Canada, the contest invites students to demonstrate what remembrance means to them. Watch the piece here. 

Mar 26, 2017

Scarborough student shares 2016 Citizenship Challenge grand prize

Scarborough Mirror speaks to Citizenship Challenge winner John Gobin

Scarborough student John Gobin co-won Historica Canada’s 2016 Citizenship Challenge, beating out 88,000 participants that took the challenge this year. Read the full story here. 

Mar 08, 2017

New Heritage Minute pays tribute to the Grads, legendary women’s basketball team

The Canadian Press speaks to the last surviving member of the Edmonton Grads about the new Heritage Minute

Kay MacBeth was just a baby when the Edmonton Commercial Graduates won the world championship title in 1923, but by the time she joined them at age 17, the team — known as the Grads — had been dominating women’s basketball for more than a decade. Read the full story here. 

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