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Excellent cross over of topics and geography. Photographs, paintings to support excellent writing. Each issue is a treasure of lost threads of our history or a new approach to an old topic.
— Douglas Kirkland, June 9, 2015

Sir John A. Macdonald quiltThis magazine gave me the enthusiasm and patriotism to create the first Sir John A. Macdonald quilt... It was by chance that I picked up your magazine at our local library to find Sir John A's photo on the cover... The quilt is in process and is called "Courthouse Steps," with a top hat and cravat border.

My goal is to produce a published pattern that is available free of charge to all quilters. (Ed. note: Click on image to see larger view.)
— Cecilia Smith, Ontario, February 25, 2012

I was searching for Human Rights resources to use in the classroom. You have some good resources.
— Marie F., October 16, 2012

I am using this WW1 film in a university classroom to teach about how to use war films when teaching history. NFB are excellent films! Thank you.
— guest, October 2, 2012

Thank you for the opportunity to sign on behalf of 'Paul for the Hall' I truly feel he deserves the honour!
— guest, September 24, 2012

I am using the Red River Spy Mission [lesson plan] with my students in Washington state!
— Meg D., Washington, USA, August 31, 2012

Excellent presentation. Tim Compeau did an outstanding job. A great historian.
— A. Lindsay, August 24, 2012

Off and on I have been a reader of your magnificent journal for a long time now — the font is perfect for my old eyes, the articles are well-written, concise and informative. As I am now far away from Canada, I truly appreciate a glimpse of home. Oh, a little story for you — way back when your magazine was called The Beaver, I worked in the Mapping and Charting Establishment (circa 1984). A rush job came up to re-plot the DEW-line sites... Fine we said, could you give us site plans so we can pin-point the radar bases of the removed sites — No can do it's secret info — But we are secret — No can do 'cause it's a need to know restriction — Well, we need to know — No, you don't! ... We were at an impasse. The solution came from the local library — your magazine ran an article and we got all the info we needed when I signed it out and brought it in. So you see, your magazine was instrumental in restoring Canada's protection from the Russians.
— Jack D., Lublin, Poland, August 17, 2012

My postal worker left my copy of the most recent issue (Aug-Sept 2012) on the front step, instead of in the mail box. The summer storm destroyed it. I contacted the Society and was immediately offered another copy. Thanks.
— L.B., August 2, 2012

Wonderful relevant resources for use with my learning disability students and homeschooling families. Thank you.
— Phil, July 22, 2012

Kieran with his Titanic birthday cakeI just want to thank you for the lovely article in your April/May issue featuring not only the Canadian aspect of the Titanic story, but also a wonderful schematic drawing complete with facts of size and structural details. My grandson who is just turning 3, has been fascinated with Titanic for about 6 months and requested a Titanic cake. Thanks to your article, I was able to construct an identifiable model. I attach a picture (the iceberg is whipped cream!)
— E. Jackson, July 2, 2012

As always, an amazing view into our History and those that touched it [re: Vimy Ridge 95th anniversary tour]. Presented in such a way, to not only inform and educate, but to actually make the reader feel like they are part of that History, reading actual quotes and documents from the time allows us to share the link from there to the Present.
— Dan Melody, June 26, 2012

I have been a subscriber [to Canada's History magazine] for the past several years and I wonder what took me so long. As an educator in junior grades I pass on information I obtain from Canada's History to my class. I am also passionate about our history and you manage to find unusual tidbits that I truly enjoy reading about. Outstanding!
— Andrew Nych, June 26, 2012

Re: Education > Contests for kids... Great inspiration for young people! Keep these going! Love the videos by kids that I have been watching.
— guest, June 26, 2012

I read Canada's History mag cover to cover and often use the book reviews to suggest gifts for friends, family and myself, of course. I have send the end photo stories to friends in the UK who share my interest in history. Always a great read and one of the few mags I subscribe to, just as I did The Beaver.
— Rick Hallam, June 26, 2012

Thank you for the wonderful article about the 95th anniversary of Vimy Ridge. Marc [sic] Reid captured the mood and importance of the day. Well done.
— guest, June 23, 2012

I am moved and proud of your topics you were illuminating to the children of Canada and others [in Kayak].
— Subash Gopalaswamy, Tirupur, India, April 16, 2012

These lesson plans I have used to introduce Canadian history to my teaching students in Chelm, Poland. These lessons are well thought out, systematic and fulfill all the methodological criteria for effective lessons.
— Jackie Lublin, Chelm, Poland, April 25, 2012

A very inspirational clip. Ms. Browning-Morgan is to be congratulated for her hard work and initiative in making history personal and passionate and relevant for her fortunate students. Well done!!!
— David Alexander, January 6, 2012

I picked up a few old copies of The Beaver at a yard sale this weekend and immediately decided to subscribe. I looked online, and was dismayed at its disappearance, then relieved at discovering it was just a name change... for me the content is the important thing — so many stories — ones we think we know, others unknown, grace your pages. I hope you haven't changed anything but the name. The website is full of links and resources. An invaluable resource to all Canadians — under any title. Thank you!!!
— guest, September 28, 2011

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