Media Coverage


King veteran shares stories as part of Memory Project

The Hamilton Spectator speaks with LCol (ret’d) Susan Beharriell, a Memory Project veteran speaker.

Apr 15, 2021


Alberta veteran recalls his experience 30 years after the Gulf War

Global News interviewed Memory Project veteran speaker Bob Crane on his war experience.

Feb 28, 2021

Feb 17, 2021

Wait just a minute: There’s no Oscar Peterson music in the jazz icon’s new Heritage Minute?

The Globe and Mail looks into the original soundtrack of the new Heritage Minute on Oscar Peterson.

A new Heritage Minute that celebrates the late jazz giant employs no Peterson recordings, nor does it use any of his own compositions or standards famously in his repertoire. Instead, a lively score composed by Peterson protégé Robi Botos accompanies the 60-second sprint through the pianist’s early life and career in Montreal. Read the full story here.

Feb 17, 2021

New Heritage Minute honours world-renowned jazz musician Oscar Peterson

CTV News covers the launch of the new Heritage Minute on Oscar Peterson.

TORONTO -- The late jazz pianist Oscar Peterson’s musical legacy is being remembered in a new Heritage Minute released Wednesday.
Peterson grew up in a Black working-class family in Montreal. His father worked as a railway porter who wanted more for his children, encouraging them to learn the piano and brass instruments. Read the full story here.

Feb 17, 2021

Thompson Egbo-Egbo on filling Oscar Peterson’s shoes

JazzFM speaks with Thompson Egbo-Egbo on his role as Oscar Peterson in the new Heritage Minute.

Toronto-based pianist and composer Thompson Egbo-Egbo portrays a young Oscar Peterson performing in the late 1940s in a new edition of Historica Canada’s well-recognized 60-second short films. Filmed in the fall of 2019, the clip was released this month as part of the organization’s observance of Black History Month.

Egbo-Egbo told us about what it was like to fill the shoes of one of Canada’s greatest musical icons. Read the full story here.

Feb 17, 2021

New Heritage Minute celebrates life of Black Canadian jazz pianist Oscar Peterson

Canadian Press covers the new Heritage Minute on jazz pianist Oscar Peterson.

Canadian jazz pianist Oscar Peterson’s legendary career is being celebrated in a Heritage Minute.
Historica Canada released the newest clip, timed for Black History Month, in its ongoing series that highlights influential figures from across the country. Read the full story here.

Jan 17, 2021

New video marks Canada's contributions to first Gulf War on 30th anniversary

The Canadian Press speaks with Gulf War veteran Richard Austin on Historica Canada's new video on the Gulf War.

OTTAWA -- Petty officer Richard Austin was sitting at his position on board HMCS Athabaskan when he heard a clang. It was 1991, and the Canadian destroyer was traversing an Iraqi minefield in the Persian Gulf, on its way to rescue a crippled American warship.

Austin's story is one of several Canadian experiences from the first Gulf War that were collected by Historica Canada and released on Sunday as part of a new video on what is a largely forgotten chapter of Canada's military history. Read the full story here.

Jan 17, 2021

How the Gulf War brought this Blackfoot veteran back to his culture Social Sharing

Veteran Bob Crane, featured in a new video by Historica Canada, speaks about Indigenous military contributions to the Gulf War.

Reflecting on the 30th anniversary of Operation Desert Storm, retired major Bob Crane doesn't want Indigenous military contributions to the Gulf War to be forgotten.

Now as a volunteer with the Memory Project, an initiative of Historica Canada, Crane often talks about the contributions of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit serving in many of Canada's wars, conflicts and peacekeeping missions. Read the full story here.

Dec 02, 2020

Living In History: How 2020 Is Already Being Archived By Museums

The Canadian Press speaks with Anthony Wilson-Smith on the importance of preserving the story of the pandemic.

Canadians may wish to forget the year 2020 ever happened, but across the country, museums and archives are working furiously to ensure a full record of the COVID-19 pandemic is in place. Read the full story here.

Nov 13, 2020

Students inspired by virtual Remembrance Day ceremony

Grade 4 students at École Saint-Joseph joined Historica Canada's virtual Remembrance Day ceremony.

Grade 4 students at École Saint-Joseph (Wawa) watched a Remembrance Day ceremony on November 11, offered virtually by Historica Canada. Read the full story here.

Nov 10, 2020

Canadian veterans keep memories of ‘forgotten’ Korean War alive 70 years later

The Canadian Press speak with The Memory Project veteran speaker Andy Barber on remembering the Korean War.

Seventy years after Canada committed troops to a conflict the public still knows little about, the country’s dwindling ranks of Korean War veterans continue to speak out about their experiences in the “forgotten war.” Read the full story here.

Nov 10, 2020

Fewer people plan to attend virtual or in-person Remembrance Day ceremonies: poll

The Canadian Press covers a Remembrance Day poll conducted on behalf of Historica Canada.

Fewer people plan to participate in Remembrance Day ceremonies or wear poppies this year, according to a poll from Historica Canada that also suggests knowledge of Canadian military history is dwindling. Read the full story here.