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Mar 13, 2018, 09:00 ET $200,000 in Prizes Awarded to Students Across the Country

The Government of Canada History Awards honour 192 high school and university students OTTAWA, March 13, 2018 /CNW/ - A total of 192 students from across the country are sharing a total of $200,000...


Nov 08, 2017, 06:00 ET Canadians recognized for their commitment to keeping our history alive

The Governor General's History Awards celebrate the excellence of innovative history projects across the country OTTAWA, Nov. 8, 2017 /CNW/ - Cultural organizations, teachers, students, and community ...


Jun 22, 2017, 08:45 ET Canada's History Archive launched in celebration of Canada Day 2017

New online archive showcases 90 years of The Beaver magazine WINNIPEG, June 22, 2017 /CNW/ - For decades, The Beaver magazine offered a window on a world rarely seen by most Canadians — the Far North....


Jan 25, 2017, 06:00 ET The Great One voted Greatest NHL Player of All Time

WINNIPEG, Jan. 25, 2017 /CNW/ - The votes are in — and Canadians have spoken: forward Wayne "The Great One" Gretzky is the greatest NHL star in history. Gretzky was the top vote-getter in an online...


Nov 24, 2016, 06:00 ET 9th Canada's History Forum to Focus on Indigenous Histories

OTTAWA/WINNIPEG, Nov. 24, 2016 /CNW/ - Canada's top historians, educators and community leaders will gather in Ottawa on November 27 to focus on engaging Canadians in the histories of Indigenous...


Nov 18, 2016, 06:00 ET Celebrate the NHL centennial by voting for the greatest players of all time

WINNIPEG, Nov. 18, 2016 /CNW/ - Who are the greatest hockey players in NHL history? Wayne "The Great One" Gretzky? Maurice "Rocket" Richard? Gordie "Mr. Hockey" Howe? To celebrate the centennial year ...


Oct 20, 2016, 06:00 ET Canadians recognized for efforts to promote and popularize nation's history

Governor General's History Awards Celebrates 20 Years WINNIPEG, Oct. 20, 2016 /CNW/ - Teachers and community groups are among those who will be honoured next month for their exemplary efforts to...


Jul 07, 2016, 12:05 ET Historic music comes alive via new "Sounds Like History" podcast

Canada's History Society and Library and Archives Canada team up to explore Canada's musical legacy WINNIPEG, July 7, 2016 /CNW/ - From wartime marches to turn-of-the-century love songs, they are the ...


Jan 13, 2016, 17:40 ET Canada's History marks the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage

WINNIPEG, Jan. 13, 2016 /CNW/ - Canada's History Society marks the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage with special editions of Canada's History and Kayak: Canada's History Magazine for Kids. For...


Oct 16, 2015, 07:00 ET Canadians Honoured at Rideau Hall for Exceptional Work in the Field of Canadian History

Governor General's History Awards to be Presented October 16, 2015 WINNIPEG, Oct. 16, 2015 /CNW/ - Twenty individuals and organizations will be presented gold medals for their efforts to help...


Sep 29, 2015, 07:00 ET UBC Professor to be Awarded Gold Medal for Scholarly Research

Book Shows Influence of French Canadians on Pacific Northwest WINNIPEG, Sept. 29, 2015 /CNW/ - A University of British Columbia professor is the winner of Canada's top prize for academic history...


Sep 24, 2015, 07:00 ET Collaborative Exhibition on Ancient First Nations Village Wins Gold Medal

c̓əsnaʔəm, the city before the city Shares History of Musqueam People WINNIPEG, Sept. 24, 2015 /CNW/ - A unique collaboration amongst three Vancouver cultural institutions and the University of...


Sep 15, 2015, 07:00 ET Celebrated Canadian Author Wins National History Award

LAWRENCE HILL RECEIVES TOP HONOUR IN THE FIELD OF HISTORY AND HERITAGE WINNIPEG, Sept. 15, 2015 /CNW/ - Well-known Canadian author Lawrence Hill has been named recipient of the Governor General's...


Oct 30, 2014, 07:00 ET The Search is on for Canada's Next Great Storyteller

WINNIPEG, Oct. 30, 2014 /CNW/ - Since the beginning of humankind, telling stories has been one of our most fundamental communication methods. Whether it's oral, written, or technology-based, we all...


Oct 24, 2014, 07:00 ET Twenty-two winning videos about Canada's history

Young filmmakers travel to Ottawa to celebrate their work WINNIPEG, Oct. 24, 2014 /CNW/ - Twenty-two students from communities all across Canada have earned themselves a trip to Ottawa to learn more...


Oct 21, 2014, 07:00 ET "Picturing" the Stories of Hardships from the Past Earns Two Students a Starring Role at Governor General's History Awards

WINNIPEG, Oct. 21, 2014 /CNW/ - Fourteen-year old Dominyka Taylor never had to survive a devastating famine or flee to another country to escape from a war zone. However, the plight of many European...


Oct 16, 2014, 07:00 ET Regina Author Makes National Headlines for Bringing 19th Century Aboriginal Issues to Life

WINNIPEG, Oct. 16, 2014 /CNW/ - In his latest book, Clearing the Plains; Disease, Politics of Starvation & the Loss of Aboriginal Life, James Daschuk uncovers the connection between the construction...


Oct 16, 2014, 07:00 ET National Program Inspires Aboriginal Youth Achievement in Writing and Visual Arts

WINNIPEG, Oct. 16, 2014 /CNW/ - Grade 11 student Andrea Lanouette paid tribute to a British Columbia mysterious tragedy and is being recognized nationally for her literary work on the Highway of...


Oct 14, 2014, 07:00 ET The Musées de la Civilisation de Québec to be honoured in Ottawa for their exhibition dedicated to Aboriginal peoples

WINNIPEG, Oct. 14, 2014 /CNW/ - Inaugurated in November 2013, This Is Our Story: First Nations and Inuit in the 21st Century, is the latest addition to the Musées de la Civilisation de Québec's (MCQ) ...


Oct 07, 2014, 07:00 ET Ontario Residents Bring History to Life by Turning Tragedy into Tributes

Their Innovative Centennial Remembrance to be Honoured at Rideau Hall WINNIPEG, Oct. 7, 2014 /CNW/ - The community of Goderich, Ontario is being celebrated nationally for ensuring that lives lost...


Oct 01, 2014, 07:00 ET Does Your Child Have One of Canada's Top Teachers?

WINNIPEG, Oct. 1, 2014 /CNW/ - While reading, writing and arithmetic are the cornerstone of a child's education, eight educators from across the country are pioneering a new lesson in learning....


Sep 26, 2014, 07:00 ET Nationally Acclaimed Military Author Captures Prestigious Prize at Governor General's History Awards

WINNIPEG, Sept. 26, 2014 /CNW/ - This year marks the 75th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War, which claimed the lives of more than 45,000 Canadians. One of Canada's most prominent...


Sep 08, 2014, 07:00 ET Canada's History Appoints Janet Walker as CEO

WINNIPEG, Sept. 8, 2014 /CNW/ - Canada's History Society is pleased to announce the appointment of Janet Walker as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective September 15, 2014. Ms. Walker will ...


Jan 07, 2014, 07:00 ET Canada's History Names New Publisher

WINNIPEG, Jan. 7, 2014 /CNW/ - Canada's History society is pleased to announce the appointment of Melony Ward as publisher effective February 1st, 2014. Ms. Ward will be responsible for overseeing...


Nov 18, 2013, 11:14 ET Nationally Acclaimed Author Captures Prestigious Prize at Governor General's History Awards

WINNIPEG, Nov. 18, 2013 /CNW/ - Next year marks the one hundredth anniversary of the beginning of the First World War, which claimed 67,000 Canadians and wounded another 173,000. The event shocked...