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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

new-reports

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

Heritage Minutes

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.

Dec 01, 2019

The last word: What role do encyclopedias play in the modern world?

Anthony Wilson-Smith, president and CEO of Historica Canada and a former editor-in-chief of Maclean’s Magazine, reflects on the role of encyclopedias in the modern world.

The meeting room at Norway House, hard by the European Parliament in Brussels, is modern, brightly lit, with a convenient patio for breaks. As diplomatic buildings go, it’s welcoming. It is also an unlikely place for a Canadian to find himself talking about encyclopedias. Read the full article here.

Nov 08, 2019

More Canadians plan to attend Remembrance Day ceremonies this year: poll

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

TORONTO -- A new survey suggests more Canadians are planning to mark Remembrance Day this year, perhaps in a salute to the few remaining veterans of the Second World War. Read the full story here.

Nov 08, 2019

Remembrance Day ceremonies likely to see another increase this year

Radio-Canada International covers the Remembrance Day poll conducted on behalf of Historica Canada.

More and more Canadians are attending Remembrance Day ceremonies every year and it appears this coming Monday, Nov. 11, will be no different.
 
A new survey suggests that more than 41 per cent of Canadians plan to attend ceremonies honouring fallen service members on Monday. Read the full story here.

Nov 07, 2019

Maple Ridge honours 100-year-old Second World War gunner

The city of Maple Ridge recognizes the service of Fred Moritz whose testimony is on The Memory Project archive.

A Second World War veteran who ended his military career with eight medals was recognized for his service by the City of Maple Ridge on his 100th birthday. [...] In 2010, Moritz recounts his experience during the war in an interview for The Memory Project, an initiative of Historica Canada. Read the full story here.

Nov 06, 2019

Historica Canada’s new history teaching tool

Lookout Navy News features a new Memory Project learning tool.

A new teaching tool by non-profit Historica Canada is bringing first-hand accounts of veterans to the classroom just in time for Remembrance Day.
 
Record of Service: Canadian Contributions to International Peace and Security is geared towards middle school and high school students and includes a free education guide and accompanying DVD in both English and French. Read the full story here.

Oct 08, 2019

Oscar Peterson takes the stage in Historica Canada’s upcoming Heritage Minute

JazzFM covers the filming of a new Heritage Minute on Oscar Peterson.

Outside it was a warm, Sunday afternoon in a blazing sun.. But inside it was dark, cool — in every sense — and the year was 1946. It was Montreal’s Alberta Lounge.
 
Not really, but it sure looked that way. Read the full story here.

Sep 23, 2019

Poll suggests Canadians concerned about fake news, but struggle with spotting it

The Canadian Press covers a poll from Historica Canada on misinformation.

A new survey suggests Canadians are concerned about the proliferation of fake news, but they aren’t necessarily equipped to stop it from spreading. The poll from Historica Canada, the organization behind Canada’s Heritage Minutes, surveyed Canadians on the state of the news media and their own capacity to distinguish fact from opinion. Read the full story here.

Aug 18, 2019

Acadian Heritage Minute teaches about deportation from Maritimes

HalifaxToday covers the new Heritage Minute on the Acadian deportation.

Over 10,000 Acadian people were expelled from the Maritime Provinces between 1755 and 1764. A new educational commercial from Heritage Canada explains the 'Grand Derangement' in no uncertain terms. Read the full story here.

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