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Lucy Maud Montgomery — and P.E.I. — to be featured in Heritage Minute

CBC PEI speaks to Heritages Minute Manager Davida Aronovitch about the filming of a new Minute

Sep 20, 2017

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Local youth joins teens across Canada on Ottawa trip

MeadowlakeNOW speaks to a local student about her Encounters with Canada experience

Sep 18, 2017

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. 

Jan 10, 2017

Northern stories wanted for Here's My Canada contest

CBC North highlights Historica Canada's new video contest, Here's My Canada

Canada turns 150 this year and Historica Canada is calling on Canadian residents to submit a 30-second video on what their country means to them. Read the full story here. 

Dec 01, 2016

Jacques Cinq-Mars was a tough, rule-bending Montreal police captain

The Globe and Mail profiles Memory Project veteran Jacques Cinq-Mars

For most of the 1970s in Montreal, enforcing the law from midnight until dawn was the responsibility of Jacques Cinq-Mars, a tough, rule-bending police captain who eventually became the inspiration for a series of bestselling crime novels. Read the full story here. 

Nov 11, 2016

In Education: Logging in to remembrance

An Encounters with Canada student writes about her experience for Maple Ridge News

Nov. 11th. The only mandatory public school assembly in all of Canada. A minute of silent squirming during which, no disrespect to John McCrae, some kid will haltingly recite In Flander’s Fields. Read the full story here. 

Nov 03, 2016

Most agree fallen soldiers should be honoured beyond Remembrance Day

The Canadian Press speaks to Anthony Wilson-Smith about Historica Canada's Remembrance Day poll

A new poll suggests Canadians would like to see efforts to honour fallen soldiers extend well beyond Remembrance Day.

The study commissioned by Historica Canada found a vast majority of respondents would like to see a national monument to soldiers who died in combat in modern times. Read the full story here. 

Oct 26, 2016

'These people are just like you': Refugees share their stories of journey to Winnipeg

CBC Manitoba speaks to members of a Passages Canada panel of refugees

When Maysoun Darweesh moved to Winnipeg four years ago, she remembers clearly how the tears of joy, relief and happiness froze to her cheeks in the —42 C Winnipeg winter. Read the full story here. 

Oct 20, 2016

Kenojuak Ashevak Heritage Minute brings her art to life

CBC News speaks to the cast of the Kenojuak Ashevak Minute

Already immortalized through her iconic artwork, Kenojuak Ashevak's legacy is now preserved in film, too. Read the full story here. 

Oct 20, 2016

Kenojuak Ashevak Featured in New Heritage Minute

Canadian Art speaks to Anthony Wilson-Smith about the creation of the Kenojuak Ashevak Minute

“There is no one Inuit word for art. We say it is to transfer something from the real to the unreal.”

Those are the beginning words of the first Heritage Minute ever to pay tribute to an Inuit artist. Read the full story here. 

Aug 03, 2016

Young photographers share snapshots of cultural heritage

The Toronto Star profiles three of the Passages Canada Imagine Culture winners

Three Toronto women have swept up the top awards in the young adult category of a national photography contest that puts the focus on stories of migration and cultural heritage. Read the full story here. 

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