Press Releases

Apr 06, 2017

New Vimy Ridge video series from Historica Canada uses history education to tackle the “fake news” epidemic

To mark the centennial of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, Historica Canada has produced a series of videos that leverage primary sources from the First World War to enhance digital literacy and combat the epidemic of “fake news.” READ THE FULL STORY HERE

Mar 29, 2017

Vancouver student wins national contest with sonnet thanking local veterans

UBC Transition Program student, Baapooh Chung, 14, finished first place in the Memory Project’s Grant McRae Commemorative Contest senior category with a sonnet written in iambic pentameter, reflecting on remembrance and service. READ THE FULL STORY HERE

Mar 28, 2017

Toronto student wins national contest with poetry thanking local veterans

Humberwood Downs student, Swamini Sagar, 13, finished first place in the Memory Project’s Grant McRae Commemorative Contest junior individual category with a poem reflecting on remembrance and service. READ THE FULL STORY HERE

Mar 27, 2017

Richmond Students Beat Over 1,000 Classrooms to Win Citizenship Challenge

Historica Canada would like to congratulate students from W.D. Ferris Elementary School who won the Citizenship Challenge’s 2016 Class Grand Prize. READ THE FULL STORY HERE

Mar 17, 2017

Students from Scarborough and Saskatoon win national Citizenship Challenge grand prize trip to Ottawa

Historica Canada is pleased to announce Sarah Spehar, of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and John Gobin, of Scarborough, Ontario, as the Grand Prize Winners in the 2016 Citizenship Challenge. READ THE FULL STORY HERE

Mar 08, 2017

Historica Canada releases new Heritage Minute on women’s basketball champs - The Edmonton Grads

To mark International Women’s Day, Historica Canada tells the story of The Edmonton Grads in a new Heritage Minute. World champions in basketball for 17 straight years, the Grads were ordinary women – secretaries, clerks, teachers – who made sports histor READ THE FULL STORY HERE

Jan 05, 2017

Historica Canada launches Here’s My Canada video contest in celebration of Canada’s 150th

In honour of Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation, Historica Canada has launched Here’s My Canada, a nation-wide multilingual contest. READ THE FULL STORY HERE

Dec 12, 2016

Memory Project speaker and Canadian Forces veteran treats chefs-to-be with unique culinary experience

On Friday, December 16, Memory Project volunteer speaker and Canadian Forces veteran Greg Pap will share what it’s really like to cook for the Canadian military with ACE-it Professional Cook students at David Thompson Secondary. READ THE FULL STORY HERE

Oct 20, 2016

Historica Canada releases new Heritage Minute on Kenojuak Ashevak

The life of Kenojuak Ashevak, a pioneer of modern Inuit art, is now a Heritage Minute, the 85th in the collection. READ THE FULL STORY HERE

Jul 10, 2016

The Memory Project commemorates Canada’s participation in the Italian campaign with free documentary screenings

Local veterans, city officials, history enthusiasts and members of the Italian community in Montreal joined The Memory Project at Notman House to commemorate the anniversary of the beginning of Canada’s participation in the Italian campaign. READ THE FULL STORY HERE

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