Dominion Institute

March 23, 2005 10:19 ET

YEAR OF THE VETERAN ONTARIO ROAD SHOW TOUR TO BE ANNOUNCED AT EVENT

The Memory Project Road Show coming to 8 cities across Ontario Attention: Assignment Editor, Education Editor, News Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - March 23, 2005) - A new project to capture the stories of Ontario war veterans will be announced in Toronto today. The Memory Project Road Show will bring together veterans, youth, archivists, historians and community members to digitize the oral histories and personal memorabilia (photos, letters, etc.) of 500 veterans living in Ontario to help commemorate the Year of the Veteran.

The Honourable John Gerretsen, Ontario Minister Responsible for Seniors, will announce the details of The Memory Project Road Show at the Royal Canadian Military Institute in Toronto. Also in attendance will be veterans, several Consul-Generals, representatives of the heritage community, students and educators.

The Dominion Institute will coordinate Road Shows in 8 cities across Ontario between the 60th Anniversary of VE-Day (May 8th) and Remembrance Day 2005.

The Memory Project is a national bilingual program of The Dominion Institute that allows veterans to share their stories with youth. The veteran volunteers visit schools in their community to talk with youth about their experiences. The Memory Project Digital Archive, an online database that houses the oral histories and artifacts of over 350 Canadian veterans, can be found at www.thememoryproject.com/digital-archive/.

What: Launch of The Memory Project Road Show

Who: The Hon. John Gerretsen, Minister Responsible for Seniors
in Ontario; World War II, Korean War, Canadian Forces &
Peacekeeping veterans; and Rudyard Griffiths, Executive
Director, The Dominion Institute.

When: Wednesday March 23, 2005
12:30 - 2:30pm (Minister's remarks, 1:30pm).

Where: Royal Canadian Military Institute
426 University Avenue Toronto, ON.

Veterans, Minister Gerretsen, Mr. Griffiths and educators will be available for interviews.

For more information:

Jeremy Diamond
Manager, The Memory Project
Tel. 416-368-9627
Mob. 416-722-9754
jeremy@dominion.ca
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Contact Information

  • Jeremy Diamond, Project Manager, Dominion Institute
    Primary Phone: 416-722-9754