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Changing history

Program Manager Bronwyn Graves speaks to the Globe and Mail about incorporating Indigenous perspectives in the classroom

Sep 03, 2017

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Victory Over Japan Day

CTV Atlantic interviews Memory Project speaker David Seager

Aug 15, 2017

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

This Canadian basketball team ruled the world — and now gets a moment of fame

CBC News features the Edmonton Grads Heritage Minute

Kay MacBeth is 95 years old and the last surviving member of one of the greatest dynasties in sports, a group of Canadian athletes whose accomplishments have been, until now, often overlooked. Read the full story here. 

Mar 08, 2017

The Inspiring Story Of Trailblazing Female Athletes: The Edmonton Grads

Author Ann Hall writes about the Edmonton Grads for HuffPost

International Women's Day is a good time to reflect on the importance of sport and physical activity in the lives of girls and women, and to honour the legacy of our sporting heroines. In the 1950s I started playing basketball, a sport I loved. Read the full story here. 

Mar 08, 2017

The Edmonton Grads finally get their own Heritage Minute

Sportsnet features the new Minute on the Edmonton Grads

Perhaps the most famous— and certainly the most successful— basketball team that Canada has ever produced is getting some well-earned recognition today with the release of a brand-new Heritage Minute. 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. 

Mar 07, 2017

Quiz: How well do you know your Heritage Minutes history?

Metro News tests readers' Heritage Minute knowledge ahead of a Toronto trivia night

We all remember our favourite Heritage Minutes. There was burnt toast, the peach basket and Jackie Robinson playing for the Montreal Royals. Try the quiz here. 

Feb 26, 2017

So long, Juno the polar bear

Toronto Sun accompanies Memory Project speaker Gerry O'Pray to say farewell to Juno

Former Canadian UN peacekeeper Gerry O’Pray made a point Sunday of visiting the Toronto Zoo to say goodbye to Juno the polar bear.

After all, O’Pray says, the two of them have a couple of things in common. Read the full story here. 

Jan 18, 2017

Canadian filmmakers choose potential candidates for new Heritage Minutes

The Canadian Press speaks to filmmakers about their choices for future Heritage Minute subjects

Organizers behind Canada's Heritage Minutes are asking filmmakers to draft up their best proposals for new additions to the series on key moments or figures in the country's history. Read the full story here. 

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