Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

February 16, 2015 08:00 ET

Travelling Exhibit Will Highlight New Brunswick's Contributions to the First World War

Government of Canada funding assists York-Sunbury Historical Society

FREDERICTON, NEW-BRUNSWICK--(Marketwired - Feb. 16, 2015) - Department of Canadian Heritage

Canadians in New Brunswick will learn more about the contributions of their province to the First World War thanks to an investment of $16,300 from the Government of Canada.

The Honourable Keith Ashfield, Member of Parliament (Fredericton), on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, announced today that the York-Sunbury Historical Society is receiving funding to create a bilingual travelling exhibit to be displayed in museums and libraries and at public commemoration events throughout New Brunswick.

Quick Facts

  • The exhibit opens today and will continue through to 2016.
  • The exhibit, presented in partnership with the Fredericton Region Museum, will also be offered to museums across Canada.
  • The York-Sunbury Historical Society will develop a bilingual educational kit geared toward youth that will be distributed and made available online for teachers and community groups.
  • The Government of Canada's commemorative period for the First and Second World Wars began in 2014 and will continue until 2020.

Quotes

"Community-based projects such as these are an excellent way for Canadians to learn more about each other's stories. As we prepare to celebrate Canada's 150th anniversary in 2017, marking the people, events and battles of the First and Second World Wars will contribute to a deeper understanding of these wars and how they made Canada the strong, proud and free country it is today."

- The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages

"Through this wonderful exhibit and these well-researched educational resources, residents of New Brunswick, schools and tourists visiting our province will gain a better understanding and appreciation of New Brunswick's contribution during the First World War and its role in this historical event that changed our province and our country forever."

- The Honourable Keith Ashfield, Member of Parliament (Fredericton)

"I am very pleased we will be able to tour this exhibit across the country so Canadians can learn more about the contributions of the people of New Brunswick during the First World War. The tour and the educational materials will allow us all to develop a deeper understanding of the shared history and values of our country."

- Ruth Murgatroyd, Executive Director, York Sunbury Historical Society (Fredericton Region Museum)

Associated Links

York-Sunbury Historical Society

Canada.ca/150

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