Press Releases


New Heritage Minute Honours Canadian Jazz Superstar


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Oct 01, 2020

Heritage Minutes


Jan 11, 2013

Happy Birthday Sir John A: First PM to be Subject of New Heritage Minutes

The Historica-Dominion Institute is pleased to celebrate the 198th birthday of Sir John A Macdonald today with the announcement that Canada’s first prime minister will be the subject of two new Heritage Minutes. READ THE FULL STORY HERE

Jan 09, 2013

In Memoriam: Laurier LaPierre

The Historica-Dominion Institute mourns the passing of Laurier LaPierre, whose contributions to Canada came in many forms. READ THE FULL STORY HERE

Nov 21, 2012

Passages to Canada Workshop Encourages Haligonians to Share Stories of Diversity and Heritage

Haligonians from diverse backgrounds shared their stories of Canadian identity at a workshop organized by The Historica-Dominion Institute’s Passages to Canada program READ THE FULL STORY HERE

Nov 09, 2012

Remembrance on Rise as More Canadians Plan to Attend Ceremony and Observe Silence than in 2010

Most Canadians (85%) Agree Remembrance Day should be a National, Statutory Holiday READ THE FULL STORY HERE

Nov 07, 2012

Minister Blaney Helps Bring Veteran’s Story to Students through The Memory Project

The Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister for Veterans Affairs, joined students at Westboro Academy today for a special Remembrance Day ceremony featuring Memory Project speaker Christopher Drouin, an Afghanistan veteran. READ THE FULL STORY HERE

Oct 22, 2012

Minister Kenney Hosts Historica-Dominion Institute’s “Are you Smarter than a 10th Grader?” Competition

Minister Kenney led local students in a quiz show competition against Parliamentary Press Gallery members Kady O’Malley and Laura Payton at the Canadian Museum of Civilization. READ THE FULL STORY HERE

Oct 19, 2012

Minister Moore Presents New Heritage Minute to Vancouver Students

In celebration of the launch of the first new Heritage Minutes in nearly a decade The Historica-Dominion Institute was joined by the Honourable James Moore to host an interactive quiz show based on favourite and new Heritage Minutes with students. READ THE FULL STORY HERE

Oct 15, 2012

The Heritage Minutes are back! - National Poll Measures Top Minutes of All Time, Foretells Next Chapter in Series, as New Minutes Debut

Canadians call for Minutes by emerging filmmakers, students on Charter, Terry Fox, Nunavut and Sir John A READ THE FULL STORY HERE

Oct 01, 2012

Korean War and Second World War Veterans Share their Stories with The Memory Project

Saskatoon veterans participate in a national digital archive initiative READ THE FULL STORY HERE

Sep 14, 2012

The Historica-Dominion Institute pays tribute to Peter Lougheed.

The Historica-Dominion Institute mourns the passing of Peter Lougheed, a great Albertan and Canadian. READ THE FULL STORY HERE