I have come across the following Canadian websites, social media websites, and newspaper articles this past week that were of interest to me, and I thought you might be interested in them, too.
New Website for Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI)
The Canadian government has asked each of its departments to re-do their home pages to confirm to the standard, and the CCI is the latest department to do so
Librarian and Archivist of Canada
Here is an introduction to Dr. Guy Berthiaume, the new Librarian and Archivist at the LAC. He took over the position on June 6th.
And here is the last speech that was made by the former acting Librarian and Archivists (Mr. Hervé Déry) of the LAC -
Background information: Setting the Stage for the Future Speech by the Acting Librarian and Archivist of Canada to the Association des archivistes Québec at the Congrès 2014, on May 30, 2014, Laval
This Week in History
Download the following PDF to read about the history of Cartier on Prince Edward Island http://220.127.116.11:8080/fedora/get/imagined:208352/OBJ
In 1611, English explorer Henry Hudson, his son, and several sick men were set adrift by mutineers in what is now Hudson Bay.
To read more about Henry Hudson, go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Hudson
In 1904, King Edward VII allowed the North-West Mounted Police (now the RCMP) to use the prefix "Royal."
In 1918, airmail service was inaugurated in Canada with a biplane flight from Montreal to Toronto by Royal Air Force Capt. Brian Peck.
In 1916, Toronto-born actress and silect-screen star, Mary Pickford, became the first Hollywood star to produce her own movies.
To read more about the subject, go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Pickford
A genealogy comic strip announced every Monday/Wednesday/Friday - one panel at a time!
Video: Young Vancouver historian studies Canada’s residential schools
Vancouver Grade 7 student Ava Weinstein-Wright has produced a video “explaining the evolution and lasting effects of the residential school system". This will make her one of six students chosen by Canada’s History Society to attend this year’s Governor General’s Awards.
They have many parts to this story of the Newman a nd Poulter family.
Nova Scotia Week kicks off July 3rd at PEI 2014 Celebration Zone
Nova Scotia joy ride: Exploring the best of the Northumberland coast
Hillary MacKinlay is completing her BA Honours in history at Dalhousie University, and is spending April until October guiding visitors through the exhibits at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic as a historical interpreter.
The province's newest holiday, to be celebrated on the third Monday in February, will be known as Nova Scotia Heritage Day.
Theatre at Lakeview Arts Barn kicks off with tongue-in-cheek jaunt through 50,000 years of evolution with The Canada Show.
Construction will begin this summer, with the new visitor centre slated to open in spring 2015.
The Manitoba Sports Hall Of Fame is paying tribute with the new “Rhapsody On The River” rowing exhibit
The $340-million Royal Alberta Museum is under construction north of Edmonton’s City Hall, near 100 Street and 104 Avenue. It is expected to be complete by late 2017.