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P.E.I. woman on quest to visit all 87 Heritage Minutes locations

CBC News talks to a couple whose Canadian roadtrip was inspired by the Heritage Minutes

Jul 25, 2017

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Six Nations author wins national prize

The Brantford Expositor speaks to Indigenous Arts & Stories winner K Dawn Martin

Jul 25, 2017

Mar 08, 2017

The Inspiring Story Of Trailblazing Female Athletes: The Edmonton Grads

Author Ann Hall writes about the Edmonton Grads for HuffPost

International Women's Day is a good time to reflect on the importance of sport and physical activity in the lives of girls and women, and to honour the legacy of our sporting heroines. In the 1950s I started playing basketball, a sport I loved. Read the full story here. 

Mar 08, 2017

The Edmonton Grads finally get their own Heritage Minute

Sportsnet features the new Minute on the Edmonton Grads

Perhaps the most famous— and certainly the most successful— basketball team that Canada has ever produced is getting some well-earned recognition today with the release of a brand-new Heritage Minute. Read the full story here. 

Mar 08, 2017

New Heritage Minute pays tribute to the Grads, legendary women’s basketball team

The Canadian Press speaks to the last surviving member of the Edmonton Grads about the new Heritage Minute

Kay MacBeth was just a baby when the Edmonton Commercial Graduates won the world championship title in 1923, but by the time she joined them at age 17, the team — known as the Grads — had been dominating women’s basketball for more than a decade. Read the full story here. 

Mar 08, 2017

This Canadian basketball team ruled the world — and now gets a moment of fame

CBC News features the Edmonton Grads Heritage Minute

Kay MacBeth is 95 years old and the last surviving member of one of the greatest dynasties in sports, a group of Canadian athletes whose accomplishments have been, until now, often overlooked. Read the full story here. 

Mar 07, 2017

Quiz: How well do you know your Heritage Minutes history?

Metro News tests readers' Heritage Minute knowledge ahead of a Toronto trivia night

We all remember our favourite Heritage Minutes. There was burnt toast, the peach basket and Jackie Robinson playing for the Montreal Royals. Try the quiz here. 

Feb 26, 2017

So long, Juno the polar bear

Toronto Sun accompanies Memory Project speaker Gerry O'Pray to say farewell to Juno

Former Canadian UN peacekeeper Gerry O’Pray made a point Sunday of visiting the Toronto Zoo to say goodbye to Juno the polar bear.

After all, O’Pray says, the two of them have a couple of things in common. Read the full story here. 

Jan 18, 2017

Canadian filmmakers choose potential candidates for new Heritage Minutes

The Canadian Press speaks to filmmakers about their choices for future Heritage Minute subjects

Organizers behind Canada's Heritage Minutes are asking filmmakers to draft up their best proposals for new additions to the series on key moments or figures in the country's history. Read the full story here. 

Jan 10, 2017

Northern stories wanted for Here's My Canada contest

CBC North highlights Historica Canada's new video contest, Here's My Canada

Canada turns 150 this year and Historica Canada is calling on Canadian residents to submit a 30-second video on what their country means to them. Read the full story here. 

Dec 01, 2016

Jacques Cinq-Mars was a tough, rule-bending Montreal police captain

The Globe and Mail profiles Memory Project veteran Jacques Cinq-Mars

For most of the 1970s in Montreal, enforcing the law from midnight until dawn was the responsibility of Jacques Cinq-Mars, a tough, rule-bending police captain who eventually became the inspiration for a series of bestselling crime novels. Read the full story here. 

Nov 11, 2016

In Education: Logging in to remembrance

An Encounters with Canada student writes about her experience for Maple Ridge News

Nov. 11th. The only mandatory public school assembly in all of Canada. A minute of silent squirming during which, no disrespect to John McCrae, some kid will haltingly recite In Flander’s Fields. Read the full story here. 

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