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Dr. Wilder Penfield honoured by Google on 127th birthday

CBC reflects on the life of Dr. Penfield, featured in one of the best-known Heritage Minutes

Jan 26, 2018

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Students encourage peers to seek out travel programs

The Dryden Observer talks to a student who attended Encounters with Canada

Dec 13, 2017

Jun 19, 2017

Milton students win Canada 150 photography contest

Milton Canadian Champion speaks to the winners of the Passages Canada Imagine Culture contest

For one Grade 3 class at Anne J. MacArthur Public School, last Monday was the best day of their lives. Read the full story here. 

Jun 18, 2017

The new Heritage Minute tells my story as one of Vietnam’s boat people

Judy Trinh, consultant on the latest Heritage Minute, shares her story of coming to Canada as a refugee

They huddled together in the back of my SUV in heavy coats that didn’t quite fit. A mother, a father and their three sons. The roads were slick with greasy slush and snow had just begun to fall. Read the full story here. 

Jun 11, 2017

Local student wins national photography contest

AM800 profiles one of the Passages Canada Imagine Culture contest winners

Quite the honour for a Sandwich Secondary School student. Read the full story here. 

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. 

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