Canadian Connections speaker series poster

The Canadian Connections speaker series is here

Canadian Connections speaker series poster
Help your students understand Canada a little bit better. On February 10 Connie Wyatt Anderson will present via Zoom on Why Treaties Matter? Connie is a Governor General Awayd winning history teacher and staff member on the Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba.
 
On February 21 Simge Erdogan O’Connor, curator of the Murney Tower Museum in Kingston, Ontario, will present on military strategy in early Canada-West.
 
The Zoom events are absolutely free to classes, but registration is required so that we can’t send out the session link.
 
Click on the poster-illustration for more information.
Not meant to represent Feb 2023

Coming this February…

Not meant to represent Feb 2023In co-operation with the Kingston Regional Heritage Fair we’ve arranged for three virtual speakers for this coming February. The presentations will be aimed at Grades 7-12. Dates and times are tentative, but here’s what we’ve got so far.

Feb. 10 at 10AM Connie Wyatt Anderson Treaty Relations Commission Why treaties matter
Feb. 15 at 10AM Chris Berrett Louis Riel Institute Metis and Confederation
Feb. 21 at 10AM Simge Erdogan-O’Connor Murney Tower Museum, Kingston Military History

The sessions will be free, but pre-registration will be required to send you a Zoom link. We’ll have the form for registration up well ahead of the event.

We’re back!

The Red River Heritage Fair is back! We are working on setting a date for the Fair, likely the first Thursday in May though that’s not confirmed yet. Stay tuned as we come up with more details.

And as we raise ourselves from our pandemic-induced break, we’ve discovered we’ve lost a few of our key volunteers. The saying goes that many hands make light work, so we sure could use a few more people to help plan and work out the details. Our meetings are currently being held on Zoom, and the time commitment is typically only 2 or 3 hours per month. And if you’re on this list, you know that the faces of the kids when they tell you about their project make every second of that volunteer effort worth it. E-mail me at james at redriverheritage.ca if you can help out our team.
And here’s a teaser. After the success of our virtual Fair workshops last June, the Kingston Regional Heritage Fair contacted us and said that we should create some more virtual workshops. So here in Winnipeg and off in Kingston we’re beating the bushes to get you the best speakers we can find in either city to help your students learn more about Canada. The speakers, times and the dates are yet to be decided but it’s coming. You can’t help but be exited, right?
We’ll let you know more as soon as we can.

Registration is open for our virtual workshops, Thursday, June 2

We’re finally set up to register for our June 2, 2022 virtual workshops next week Thursday. The form can be found at https://forms.gle/UrR1R9Bt8Jv23AEx7

There’s two different workshop streams, meant for Grades 4-8 and for Grades 9 and up (high school).
To those of you who were expecting this form a bit sooner, I’m sorry. We had some trouble nailing down our final workshop but we’ve finally done it and we think you’ll like what we’re offering.
The workshops are free, but we need you to register so that we can send out the zoom links to the right people. Tell your colleagues what we’re doing, and don’t forget to register at https://forms.gle/UrR1R9Bt8Jv23AEx7
Looking forward to seeing you (virtually),
James

More reasons to save the date! (June 2!)

The Red River Heritage Fair will host some virtual workshop sessions on Thursday, June 2,, at 9:00, 10:30, 1:15, and 2:15. We’ve almost got all of our presenters lined up and they include Square Peg Tours (known for their local and quirky tours of Winnipeg), Treaty Education, a Second World War workshop focussing on Diepper, and everything you wanted to know about elections as brought to you by Elections Manitoba.

There is no cost but registration is necessary. We’ll have the registration form available soon. Stay tuned.
James
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