Hbc Media Advisory

    TORONTO, March 27 /CNW/ -


    A comic book about a Canadian town's founder; a school program about the
    war of 1812 - Learn more about these and nine other Canadian history
    projects that will receive grants from Hudson's Bay Company's new Hbc
    Local History Grant Program.

    The first 11 recipients will be announced during the opening ceremonies
    of the 60th annual Canadian Museums Association Conference.


    Wednesday, March 28th, 2007


    Fairmont Château Laurier
    1 Rideau Street, Ottawa

    About the Hbc Local History Grant Program

    The Hbc Local History Grant Program is designed to assist applicants
involved in history and heritage commemoration. Grants up to an amount of
$1000 are available to spark new initiatives that promote greater public
awareness of Canadian history, particularly among young people.

    About the Hbc Foundation

    The Hudson's Bay Company History Foundation (HbcHF) is a private
charitable foundation controlled by Hudson's Bay Company. Hbc established the
Foundation to advance knowledge of, and interest in, Hbc's role in Canadian
history through financial assistance to qualified recipients.

    About Canada's National History Society

    Canada's National History Society is a Winnipeg-based charitable
organization devoted to popularizing Canadian history. In addition to
publishing The Beaver magazine, and the children's magazine Kayak: Canada's
History Magazine for Kids, the Society also honors innovative classroom
teachers through the Governor General's Awards for Excellence in Teaching
Canadian History.

    About the Canadian Museums Association

    The Canadian Museums Association (CMA) is the national organization for
the advancement of the Canadian museum sector, representing Canadian museum
professionals both within Canada and internationally.

For further information:

For further information: Joel Ralph, Education and Outreach Program
Coordinator, Canada's National History Society, 1-800-816-6777 ext.21,
jralph@historysociety.ca; Katherine Raso, Hbc Corporate Communications, (416)
861-6691, katherine.raso@hbc.com

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