The Diefenbaker Canada Centre is excited to announce the launch of a new summer community outreach project: History Travels 2017. In celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary, this project offers an extensive variety of historical experiences focused on Canadian history and culture to diverse community organizations and groups. The topics presented create a wide ranging image of Canadian history that will enable participants of all ages and backgrounds to explore the development of our nation’s identity. Subjects focus on topics in Canadian history and governance, including milestones on the road to Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation, which will be of great interest and significance for newcomers, youth, seniors, and all interested in learning more about Canada’s diversity and unique history.
This initiative is made possible by the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th, a collaboration between the Saskatoon Community Foundation, the Government of Canada, and extraordinary leaders from coast to coast to coast.
This project aims to enable the broadest possible engagement of all Saskatoon citizens by reducing barriers; as such, there are program options that can travel to your venue and others that take place at the Diefenbaker Canada Centre. If you are part of a youth organization; community, special needs, or senior group; newcomer organization; or other special interest group we would be excited to talk to you about options for your group!
History Travels 2017 offers:
- Five mobile displays - on women’s suffrage, the Great War, Confederation, the Maple Leaf, and Whitecap Dakota First Nation. Each has connected activities
- Three gallery exhibits – on the First World War, Vimy Ridge, and John G. Diefenbaker. Each has connected activities available
- Exhibit connected programming – on the Great War and women’s suffrage
- Campus Tours – both general history and Great War focused
- Little Stone Schoolhouse – programs at the city’s first public school and building
- Civic Educational Programming – on elections, democracy, and government