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Celebrate all things Canadian with this quirky quiz.

Global News covers Historica Canada's Canada Day poll.

Jul 01, 2018

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True or false: Zamboni racing was included in the 1988 Calgary Olympics? And other crazy Canadian facts

The Vancouver Sun covers Historica Canada's Canada Day poll.

Jun 27, 2018

Mar 08, 2018

'Heritage Minute' features L.M. Montgomery’s life, in scenes shot in Milton

Milton Canadian Champion speaks to Chantal Gagnon about the new Heritage Minute

The latest Heritage Minutes vignette has scenes shot at Milton’s Country Heritage Park.

The Lucas Family Homestead is used for interior shots of Heritage Minutes' one-minute feature on famed author Lucy Maud Montgomery. Read the full story here

Mar 08, 2018

Lucy Maud Montgomery Heritage Minute highlights triumph over sexism and rejection

CTV News covers the launch of the new Heritage Minute

The story of Anne of Green Gables is well known around the world, with more than 50 million copies of the book sold in 36 languages.

But the complicated story of the Anne’s creator, author Lucy Maud Montgomery, remains a lesser known tale – until now. Read the full story here

Mar 08, 2018

Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Heritage Minute

CBC Island Morning interviews Brigitte d'Auzac about the latest Heritage Minute

A new Heritage Minute is being released that looks at the life and struggles of Lucy Maud Montgomery. Listen to the interview here

Mar 07, 2018

What are Emily Carr, Lucy Maud Montgomery and Nellie McClung famous for? Most Canadians have no clue

Canadian Press examines the results of a Historica Canada poll released ahead of International Women's Day

A new poll suggests Canadians have a lot to learn about the accomplishments of some of the country’s most famous women.

The survey conducted by Ipsos on behalf of Historica Canada found the majority of Canadians couldn’t name the achievements of such famous women as Emily Carr and Lucy Maud Montgomery. Read the full story here

Feb 15, 2018

Calling all Indigenous artists and writers! Here is a great contest you should know about!

Sault Online features the Indigenous Arts & Stories contest

Indigenous Arts & Stories is providing an opportunity for self-identified Indigenous youth (ages 6 to 29) to express themselves creatively! Read the full story here

Jan 26, 2018

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

He became a household name for many Canadians who grew up watching a popular Heritage Minute on television in the 1990s, in which Wilder stimulated the brain of a woman suffering from seizures while she was conscious. Read the full story here

Dec 13, 2017

Students encourage peers to seek out travel programs

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

Travel can open up a new world for those that take the opportunity. This week at Dryden High School Mitchell Turcotte and Madisen Donaldson encouraged everyone to seek out and take advantage of all that travel has to offer. Read the full story here

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

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