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Graphic novel-style comics highlight exciting moments in Canadian history.
Congratulations to Kaira and Jonathan, the 2018 winners of the Kayak Kids’ Illustrated History Challenge. This year’s stories are both graphic novel-style comics featuring exciting moments from Canada’s past.
The Day the Great Falls Stopped Flowing
In this story, Kaira recounts the day in 1848 when Niagara Falls froze over and “ran dry.”
Jonathan shares the story of a German spy who attempted to infiltrate Canada, but was caught almost immediately in New Carlisle, Quebec.
Graphic novel-style comics were the medium of choice for both of this year’s winners.
Nominations for the Governor General’s History Award for Excellence in Community Programming are now open!
Author examines the goals, aspirations and challenges met by women who sought land of their own in the 19th and 20th century. In addition to the Sir John A. Macdonald Prize, several other awards were bestowed to historians from across Canada.
Elsbeth Heaman wins top prize for academic writing in Canadian history for her book Tax, Order, and Good Government: A New Political History of Canada, 1867–1917.
Shirley Tillotson wins top prize for academic writing in Canadian history for her book Give and Take: The Citizen-Taxpayer and the Rise of Canadian Democracy.