In November 2009, the Canadian parliament passed a resolution declaring August 23rd as Black Ribbon Day, an annual day of remembrance for the victims of Communism and Nazism in Europe.
History Week in Canada
Read about Jacques Cartier at http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/jacques-cartier/
To read more, go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saskatchewan_Highway_1
In 1890, Moncton, New Brunswick was officially incorporated as a city.
To read the history of Moncton at http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/moncton/
In 1882, Pile O’ Bones was named Regina when the Canadian Pacific Railroad arrived there.
Read the history of Regina at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Regina,_Saskatchewan
The CBC News Community captures how Canada remembers its WWI fallen a century later.
(Video) The First World War: Excerpts from the diary of Woodman Leonard
(Photos) Historic Thunder Bay buildings rendered in Lego
Kieran Marcus and his Lego creations inspire an exhibit at the Thunder Bay museum
The Thunder Bay museum's "City Beautiful" exhibit highlights amazing local architecture. But the inspiration for the exhibit is equally amazing, and they are made of Lego.
Prince Edward Island
Interim councillor calling for 'O Canada' change
A Toronto councilperson has put forward motion to make 'O Canada' gender neutral passes.
HISTORY: 'Alien enemies' sent to internment camps
Read about the fascinating history about interment camps in northwestern Ontario.
The perilous history of Canada’s Ross rifle
Read about the history of the Ross Rifle, that notorious firearm that was used by Canadian troops at the start of the First World War.
Canadian War Museum welcomes your donated artifacts, but can’t take everything
You should call the museum first to see if they can accept your donation first before you sent the article to the museum in Ottawa.
Local historian reveals region’s stories, myths and secrets
Joanna Rickert-Hall, a local cultural and social historian, has been successful in having the Conestoga College in Kitchener to have a course on local history. It is called History of Waterloo Region 1 & 2.
Park actor to retell Alberta history
A Sherwood Park-born actor will be starring in a play that showcases the life of the first black cowboy in Alberta.
In a letter to the editor, a reader of the Royal City Record says that he thinks that Queen’s Park Stadium should receive Heritage Status.
BC ghost town for sale Bradian can be yours for $995,000
This town is for sale!
It is located next to where the gold rush took more than four million ounces of gold and 1.2 million ounces of silver from the Bralorne mine before it closed in 1971.
They recently held an exhibit at Toronto City Hall called Memory and Migration: A History of Greek Immigrants in Toronto, 1864-2014.
They have a Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Greek-Canadian-History-Project/510739502333543
The Greek Canadian History Project is still seeking collections. If you have any questions or would like more information on how you can contribute materials to the archive project, please do not hesitate to contact them Sakis Gekas at firstname.lastname@example.org or Christopher Grafos at email@example.com
They are looking collections of papers, diaries, photographs, books, pamphlets, audio, video, and other materials that will be valuable for research of the Greek-Canadian past.
The archives are at York University at http://archives.library.yorku.ca/exhibits/show/gchp
To read more about Greek immigration to Canada, go to http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/greeks/
The next post will be on September 1, 2014.