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One Hundred Years of Winnie

A century ago, Harry Colebourn bought a black bear from a trapper in White River, Ontario for twenty dollars. Colebourn named the bear Winnie, after his hometown of Winnipeg.

Guelph, Ontario honours John McCrae as a physician, poet, and solider with a provincial plaque on Remembrance Day.

Remembering McCrae

Guelph, Ontario honours John McCrae as a physician, poet, and solider with a provincial plaque on Remembrance Day.

Unveiling Winnipeg’s Haunted History

Author Matthew Komus unveils the history behind Winnipeg’s spookiest ghost stories.

Canada’s History’s Young Citizen, Julia M shares the history of Ridley College just in  time for their 125th anniversary.

Ridley College celebrates 125 years

Canada’s History’s Young Citizen, Julia M shares the history of Ridley College just in time for their 125th anniversary.

Going Home Star: Truth and Reconciliation is an outstanding display of public history from The Royal Winnipeg Ballet and Joseph Boyden

Storytelling with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet

RWB's Going Home Star stuns audiences' with its outstanding display of public history

University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections presents the Dr. Andrew Taylor Exhibition until August 30th, 2015.

Video: Andrew Taylor Exhibition

University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections presents the Dr. Andrew Taylor Exhibition until August 30th, 2015.

The beginning of September 2014 marked the 150th anniversary of the Charlottetown Conference on Prince Edward Island.

Preparing for Canada's 150th Anniversary

The beginning of September 2014 marked the 150th anniversary of the Charlottetown Conference on Prince Edward Island.

Michael O'Hagan's PhD research on German Prisoner of War camps in Canada helps connect Winnipegger to PoW family history.

PHD STUDENT CONNECTS POW FAMILY HISTORY

Michael O'Hagan's PhD research on German PoW camps in Canada helps connect Winnipegger to family history.

The Royal BC Museum will provide $1.1 million in funding over the course of the next seven years. Traveling exhibit is estimated to be ready in 2019.

Royal BC Museum on Landscapes of Injustice project

The Royal BC Museum will provide $1.1 million in funding over the next seven years. Traveling exhibit is estimated to be ready in 2019.

The Vimy Foundation is asking Canadians to ‘Give a VIMY ($20 bill) for Vimy’ to help raise awareness and funds.

New Education Centre Needs Help

The Vimy Foundation is asking Canadians to ‘Give a VIMY ($20 bill) for Vimy’ to help raise awareness and funds.

2014 marks the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings and the Normandy Campaign during the Second World War. The Tribute Campaign will create a temporary marker for each of the 359 soldiers killed on D-Day on the Canadian landing beaches.

Juno Beach Centre: Tribute Campaign

The Tribute Campaign will create a temporary marker for each of the 359 soldiers killed on D-Day on the Canadian landing beaches.

A new exhibit at the Museum of Vancouver inspires visitors to imagine a wilder city.

Rewilding Vancouver

A new exhibit at the Museum of Vancouver inspires visitors to imagine a wilder city.

Featured History News
November-11-14

CBC News: Remembrance Day draws huge crowds as National War Memorial rededicated

Canada’s National War Memorial has been rededicated to add the dates of the Afghanistan mission and the South African War.

November-11-14

CTV News: Halifax MP tables bill to save historic Sambro Island Lighthouse

Support is growing to preserve Nova Scotia’s historic Sambro Island Lighthouse, the oldest standing lighthouse in Canada, the U.S. and the Caribbean.

 
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Vimy Foundation

The Vimy Foundation is planning to build the new Education Centre in France in time for the centennial in 2017.

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The Bytown Museum has opened a new exhibit exploring Ottawa during the First World War.

 
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