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Queen of the Hurricanes Elsie MacGill has her heritage moment

Vancouver Sun covers the launch of the new Heritage Minute on Elsie MacGill.

Oct 02, 2020

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First on scene to liberate Dutch concentration camp

Lookout Navy News shares Ted Sheppard's wartime experiences, also available on The Memory Project's online archive.

Oct 02, 2020

Jun 30, 2020

Tsilhqot’in chief featured in Historica Canada series Voices From Here

Williams Lake Tribune speaks with Russell Myers Ross, featured in Historica Canada's new video series Voices from Here.

Reclaiming his Tsilhqot’in identity has not been easy for Chief Russell Myers Ross who says he used to be ashamed of his origins.
 
Myers Ross who is now an outspoken advocate for his community of Yunesit’in (Stone) located 90 kilometres west of Williams Lake participated in a nine part series Voices From Here by Historica Canada that shares oral histories of territories and treaties, residential schools, the Sixties Scoop, languages and traditional knowledge from the perspective of Indigenous participants. Read the full story here.

Jun 27, 2020

Can you identify these famous Canadians of colour?

Castanet News covers Historica Canada's Canada Day poll and quizzed people on the streets of Vernon.

With race in the news more than ever recently, a Historica Canada survey found most Canadians have a lot to learn about the people of colour who have helped shape this nation.
 
Only 16 per cent of 1,000 respondents were able to pass the quiz, which featured facts about the contributions of prominent Canadians ranging from Olympic athletes to scientists. Read the full story and watch their video here.

Jun 26, 2020

Only 16 per cent of participants pass quiz on prominent racialized, Indigenous Canadians

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

TORONTO -- Indigenous and other racialized Canadians have been shaping the country's history and culture for centuries, but a new poll suggests most Canadians have a lot to learn about most of them.
 
The survey commissioned by Historica Canada, creator of the popular Heritage Minutes, asked 1,000 respondents a series of 24 questions aimed at determining their knowledge on a range of issues.
 
Only 16 per cent of respondents were able to pass the quiz, which featured facts about the contributions of prominent Canadians ranging from Olympic athletes to scientists. Read the full story here.

Jun 26, 2020

Canadians fail quiz on prominent BIPOC figures in history

Black Press Media covers the Canada Day poll commissioned by Historica Canada.

Viola Desmond has appeared on newly printed $10 bills for nearly two years, but only 29 per cent of Canadians are familiar with the civil rights crusader and how she challenged racial segregation in the 1940s.
 
Ahead of Canada Day – in a year that has quickly become one of reckoning for systemic racism – Historica Canada has released quiz results shedding light on just how little Canadians know about Indigenous, Black and other Canadians of colour who helped transform this country for the better. Read the full story here.

Jun 21, 2020

BRAUN: The 'Forgotten War' marks its 70th anniversary

The Toronto Sun speaks with Anthony Wilson-Smith about the 70th anniversary of the Korean War.

Most Canadians know that Ypres and Dunkirk are places where important battles took place. Kapyong? Not so much. The 70th anniversary of the Korean War - sometimes called the Forgotten War - is this week. Read the full story here.

Jun 01, 2020

Online archive to document Canadians' everyday stories during the pandemic

Daily Hive features the new Canada During COVID-19 archive.

What we don’t typically think of is the impact that our personal stories will have for the generations to come. Over the past few months, we’ve all quickly adapted to a new normal during the COVID-19 pandemic — something that we’ll remember for the rest of our lives.
 
But how will historians remember this time in history? Historica Canada has devised a solution. The registered charity offers programs to explore, learn, and reflect on Canada’s history, and what it means to be Canadian. Now, to capture life in Canada during this unprecedented time, Historica Canada is building an online archive. Read the full story here.

May 29, 2020

Three Aberfoyle students part of Historica Canada’s COVID-19 virtual museum project

Wellington Advisor showcases three student submissions to the Canada During COVID-19 archive.

ABERFOYLE – Three students from Aberfoyle Public School have had school projects selected for the Canada During COVID-19 virtual museum, a Historica Canada project to archive experiences of Canadians during the pandemic. Read the full story here.

May 07, 2020

Canada’s New Heritage Minute Is An Emotional Love Story & The Video Will Give You Chills

Narcity covers the new Heritage Minute on the Liberation of the Netherlands.

Now, this is just so sweet. Canada's Heritage Minutes got a new installment that features a touching love story from World War II between a Canadian soldier and a Dutch civilian. This comes on the anniversary of the liberation of the Netherlands from Nazi occupation. Read the full story here.

May 05, 2020

New Heritage Minute tells story of life-long love, sparked in aftermath of occupation of the Netherlands

CBC News covers the launch of the new Heritage Minute on the liberation of the Netherlands.

It's the tale of a Canadian man who fought to liberate Europe, and a Dutch woman in Amsterdam who happily welcomed the Canadian soldiers. It's a symbol of the special 75-year relationship Canada and the Netherlands have shared since the liberation.
 
It's one of nearly 1,900 similar stories, according to Historica Canada, and this one has been told several times before. But now it has been captured in a Heritage Minute, further galvanizing its place in Canadian history. Read the full story here.

May 05, 2020

New Heritage Minute shines light on a love story and liberation of Netherlands

CTV Your Morning features the new Heritage Minute on the liberation of the Netherlands.

CTV Your Morning takes a look at the new Heritage Minute that focuses on Canada's involvement in the liberation of the Netherlands. Watch the clip here.

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