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Listen to a podcast with war bride Jean Spear, as she recounts meeting her husband during the Second World War, immigrating to Canada, and being named a Member of the Order of the British Empire.
The Memory Project, presented by Historica-Dominion Institute, includes stories from women who served as well as war brides. Click on any of these images to be taken to their podcast interview.
Thousands of war brides remember Union Station in Toronto — where they said goodbye to their friends who would continue on to the prairies and BC.
Carol Stoess submitted her mother's story of becoming a war bride, describing the hurdles she overcame to throw a wedding and her trip to Canada afterward.
Margaret Perkins met Bill Bristow at a concert in May 1940 when her town opened their homes to privately billet the 1st Division Canadian Army Advance Party.
Parks Canada merges 18th-century dining with 21st-century technology. Heritage Gourmet is a culinary journey through Canada's rich history.
Parks Canada administers a range of historic forts and fortified places across the country. Watch four videos filmed on their premises.
Parks Canada archaeologists tells us via podcast about their Arctic field work: first, diving the wreck of HMS Investigator, then, the continued search for the Franklin vessels lost in the waters of Nunavut.
In "Worth the fight" (page 10 of the August-September 2011 issue) we learned about William Bennett Best, an engineer and Canadian hero. His champion, Jim Belknap, advocates for better recognition of Best's deeds in this podcast interview.
One hundred years is an impressive milestone and Parks Canada has organized exciting events across the country, encouraging everyone to participate in this year's celebrations.
Feb 05, 2013
Ottawa Citizen: New history museum will ‘pleasantly surprise’ Canadians, CEO predicts
Dec 17, 2012
CBC News: Laurier LaPierre, ex-senator and broadcaster, dies at 83
May 28, 2012
CBC News: Diamond Jubilee a chance for youth to honour Canada’s Queen
May 29, 2013
Pathways to disciplinary understandings: The use of historical feature film in the teaching of history
Jun 12, 2013
City Talks - Urbanised Nature
Jul 01, 2013
Billings Estate National Historic Site
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