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New video marks Canada's contributions to first Gulf War on 30th anniversary

The Canadian Press speaks with Gulf War veteran Richard Austin on Historica Canada's new video on the Gulf War.

Jan 17, 2021

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How the Gulf War brought this Blackfoot veteran back to his culture Social Sharing

Veteran Bob Crane, featured in a new video by Historica Canada, speaks about Indigenous military contributions to the Gulf War.

Jan 17, 2021

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 03, 2020

Heritage Moment celebrates a great love story, amid the liberation of Amsterdam

Vancouver Sun covers the launch of the new Heritage Minute on the liberation of the Netherlands.

On May 8, 1945 the Canadian Army entered Amsterdam.
 
Marguerite Blaisse’s father was too ill to join the delirious crowds greeting the liberators. So he asked his daughter to see if she could talk any Canadians into coming to their house to celebrate.
 
Wilf Gildersleeve and Marguerite Blaisse fell in love, married, and went on to raise eight kids in West Vancouver. Their story has inspired Historica Canada to film a Heritage Minute that will begin airing on TV May 5, the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Netherlands. Read the full story here.

Apr 19, 2020

Institutions strive to capture COVID-19 history through eyes of everyday Canadians

Canadian Press speaks with Anthony Wilson-Smith about capturing COVID-19 history.

As the country grapples with a pandemic that is radically reshaping every aspect of public and private life, institutions across Canada are striving to capture the historic shift through the eyes of everyday people.

[Historica Canada], which has previously compiled first-hand accounts from war veterans and newcomers to Canada, is launching a new national program called “Canada During COVID-19 — A Living Archive.” Read the full story here.

Mar 27, 2020

You Can Take A Citizenship Challenge Quiz Online But Most Canadians Don't Pass

Narcity covers the Citizenship Challenge.

Do you think you're pretty well versed in all things Canada? Well, now you can really see if you know your stuff. This Canadian Citizenship Challenge tests your knowledge about the True North. Don't get cocky though, most people who were born here who take the challenge don't get a passing grade! Read the full article here.

Mar 10, 2020

Educating Canadians On Residential Schools Is Historica Canada's Next Big Project

Huffington Post covers Historica Canada's new Residential Schools Awareness Campaign.

Historica Canada, the non-profit behind the popular Canadian Heritage Minute series, is tackling the residential school system. Read the full article here.

Mar 04, 2020

Residential schools podcast highlights history and legacy of survivors

APTN News covers Historica Canada's new podcast, Residential Schools.

There’s a new way to learn about residential schools and hear stories from survivors.
 
A three part podcast series titled Residential Schools was launched by Historica Canada earlier this week. Read the full story here.

Mar 03, 2020

First episode from Historica Canada's new series tackles the First Nation experience at residential school.

CBC Ottawa Morning speaks with Shaneen Robinson-Desjarlais, host of Historica Canada's new podcast on Residential Schools.

Listen to the interview here.

Mar 02, 2020

Podcast series reveals trauma of residential schools

Winnipeg Free Press covers the new Residential Schools podcast.

Historica Canada's three-part series to speak to experiences of different children. Read the full story here.

Feb 17, 2020

Obit: D-Day veteran helped supply Canadian army that fought across Europe

Jim Warford passed away Jan. 27, he was 97 years old. He had spoken with The Memory Project about his experiences in the Second World War.

"When we landed at Juno Beach they were still shelling the beach because if they could cut off the supplies then they'd cut of the army being able to advance," the Burlington resident told Historica Canada's The Memory Project. Read the full story here.

Jan 30, 2020

Chinese Canadians facing hate, racism for coronavirus outbreak – much like the SARS outbreak in 2003

The National Post speaks with Anthony Wilson-Smith on reactions to the new coronavirus outbreak and its similarity to SARS in 2003.

As the reports of confirmed cases of coronavirus and the death toll in China spread, many are pointing fingers at the Asian community for the outbreak.
 

In the wake of the outbreak, Historica Canada recirculated a video that highlighted the stigma stacked against Chinese communities during the 2003 SARS outbreak. Read the full story here.

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