Media Coverage


D-Day: 'People in Canada have kind of forgotten' the fear, horror, sacrifice and trauma, Quebec veterans say

Montreal Gazette features D-Day veterans from the Memory Project Speakers Bureau.

Jun 03, 2019

The Memory Project


New Heritage Minute pays tribute to N.B. Major who lost his life on D-Day in emotional video

Global News covers the new Heritage Minute on D-Day.

May 30, 2019

Heritage Minutes

Dec 06, 2017

‘He’s a genuine hero’: Railway dispatcher Vince Coleman’s grandson marks Halifax Explosion anniversary

Global News coverage of the Halifax Explosion anniversary features the Heritage Minute

“Come on, come on, acknowledge!”

Those words of Vince Coleman are etched in the memories of many Canadians who grew up watching Heritage Minutes commercials. Read the full story here

Dec 05, 2017

Halifax Explosion hero, whose sacrifice saved 100s, honoured by grandson who never knew him

CBC coverage of the Halifax Explosion anniversary features the Heritage Minute

Vincent Coleman, whose actions were captured in a Heritage Minute video, is being honoured at a ceremony in Halifax on Wednesday. Read the full story here

Dec 04, 2017

Halifax Explosion commemoration to recognize growing legend of Vince Coleman

The Chronicle Herald highlights the Halifax Explosion Heritage Minute in their coverage of the 100th anniversary

Coleman's story has enjoyed a revival since the early 1990s, when Historica Canada produced one of its most dramatic "Heritage Minutes," which started with the dispatcher being alerted by a navy sailor that the SS Mont-Blanc, a French munitions ship, was on fire and was about to explode. Read the full story here

Nov 22, 2017

Kasinec values Encounters with Canada

Smoky River Express covers one student's experience at Encounters with Canada

A high school student from High Prairie has enriched his life on a special trip to the nation’s capital. Mack Kasinec of St. Andrew’s School was among 140 students who participated in the Encounters with Canada program. Read the full story here

Nov 10, 2017

His duty to share. Our duty to remember.

St Catherine's Standard speaks to Bronwyn Graves and Diane Hill-Rose about The Memory Project

If Dave Hagan has his way, his stories will live long after he is gone. He wouldn’t want it any other way. Read the full story here

Nov 10, 2017

Three Remembrance Day stories that show Canadians still care

The Province shares Memory Project speaker Peter Bone's story of service

At the end of Peter Bone’s talk at a Vancouver elementary school, questions from children come fast and furious: “How did you feel about dropping bombs?” “Were you scared?” “How did you survive?” Read the full story here

Nov 06, 2017

Millennials more likely to attend Remembrance Day ceremonies: poll

The Canadian Press covers Historica Canada's Remembrance Day poll

A new survey suggests millennials are leading a gradual resurgence of interest when it comes to attending Remembrance Day ceremonies. Read the full story here

Nov 02, 2017

Second World War veteran Jim Parks passes along the war experience

Memory Project speaker Jim Parks speaks to

Early November is the peak of season for Jim Parks as a public speaker. Parks is part of Memory Project, a nonprofit organization that invites veterans and Canadian Forces  members to share their military experiences. Read the full story here

Oct 26, 2017


Canadian Jewish News covers the Kensington Market Heritage Minute launch

Michael Goldlist jokes that his people “came from chicken stock.” The Toronto writer grew up in the borough of North York, but as a kid, he’d often visit his dad at the Toronto Western Hospital, where he worked. Read the full story here

Oct 25, 2017

Edmonton student wins top prize in 'My Canada' video contest

CTV speaks to the Here's My Canada Grand Prize winner

More than 10,000 people entered Historica Canada’s “My Canada” contest, answering the question: “What does Canada mean to you?” But it was Edmonton student Kathy Milanowski’s 30-second response that won the $10,000 prize. Read the full story here