Monday, June 17, 2013
Canadian Week in Review for 17 June 2013
17 June 2013
I have come across the following Canadian websites, blogs, Facebook pages, and newspaper articles this past week that were of interest to me, and I thought you might be interested in them, too.
There has been an update forwarded to me by Glenn Wright about last week’s story re the archival facility at Conrad Grebel University College. The Waterloo Region Record is reporting that the federal government has announced that they are providing “the college with $150,000 through the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund. The funding will support new specialized equipment used in preserving and exhibiting archival materials. The Mennonite Archives collects, preserves and exhibits historical records about the lives and experiences of Mennonites”.
Thank you, Glenn.
The story is in the Waterloo Region Record and is entitled Mennonite Archives receives $150,000 funding; Federal investment for new equipment and is at www.therecord.com/news-story/3832396-mennonite-archives-receives-150-000-in-federal-funding
One Gnarled Tree http://siemsgenealogy.blogspot.com This is a new blog where the blogger is researching family members in Ontario through the Random Person of the Day.
Trials and Travails of My Forebears www.andrewdaft.com This is also a new blog, and the blogger is trying to connect his family from Pacific Northwest back to Canada, and back to Germany.
Facebook- YouTube – Video
Eva Brook Donly Museum & Archives www.facebook.com/evabrookdonly Lynn Palermo
sent me a notice about this Facebook page, and if you are from this area, or have ancestors who were from this area, this is a very informative page. Thank you, Lynn.
The Ireland Special Interest Group www.facebook.com/groups/535155983215111 John Noble writes that “This group provides another means for those interested in Irish Research to share their stories and challenges, and at the same time seek out those who may have the same interests as they do”.
Cemetery discovery brings history to life
A Pembroke, Ontario man uncovered the graves of three brothers, all veterans of the War of 1812.
Underwear exhibit stripped from the schedule of Canadian Museum of Civilization
www.vancouversun.com/travel/Underwear+exhibit+stripped+from+schedule+Canadian+Museum/8523198/story.html "Undressed," the title of an exhibition which goes through the 350 years in the history of underwear, has been taken off of the museum's schedule as it shifts its focus to Canadian history.
Manitoba Museum to begin sharing artifacts www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/story/2013/06/14/mb-manitoba-museum-sharing-artifacts.html
The Manitoba Museum and the museum in Hull, Quebec, signed a partnership agreement in Winnipeg. There is an expectation that there will be hundreds of similar agreements signed with museums across Canada.
Story of the Week
Celebrate Canada is a ten day celebration that takes place from June 21 to July 1.
There are a number of holidays which takes place within this 10 day period, and they are -
National Aboriginal Day on June 21
Celebrated on the date of the summer solstice, the longest day of the year, it is the National Aboriginal Day.
Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day on June 24
This is a French-Canadian holiday, where they express their cultural pride and rich heritage through colourful parades and lively parties.
Canadian Multiculturalism Day on June 27
Canadian Multiculturalism Day is a day on which Canadians celebrate our diversity and our commitment to democracy, equality, and mutual respect.
On October 27, 1982, through an act of Parliament, July 1st—which was known as "Dominion Day"—would now become known as "Canada Day".
Every year, we celebrate Canada Day, and for us in Ottawa, that usually means that we go to Parliament Hill to enjoy a day of music (and speeches), and we usually stay for the fireworks at night. It’s a fun day!
The next Canadian Week in Review will be issued Monday June 24, 2013.