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From Headlines to History: The puck drops September 15



Gatineau, Quebec, September 12, 2011 — In celebration of the 75th anniversary of CBC/Radio-Canada, the Canadian Museum of Civilization (CMC) and the Canadian War Museum (CWM), in partnership with the public broadcaster, are hosting “From Headlines to History,” a conference series on some of the great moments of this country and their impact on Canadians.

The series gets underway this Thursday with the presentation of Hockey: The Game, the Glory. Join sports commentators Mark Lee (CBC), Richard Garneau (Radio-Canada) and folklorist Sheldon Posen (CMC) as they discuss hockey, the media, and the impact ‘Rocket’ Richard had on the game and Canadian culture. This first conference will be hosted by Adrian Harewood (CBC) and Daniel Bouchard (Radio-Canada).

“From Headlines to History”

Hockey: The Game, the Glory

Thursday, September 15

7:30 p.m.

Theatre

Free tickets are available at the Museum Box Office. In partnership with CBC/Radio-Canada. Upcoming talks: September 29—7:30 p.m., War Correspondents: News from the Front—CWM Theatre; October 13—7:30 p.m., Canada’s Military: Its Role at Home—CWM Theatre; and October 27—7:30 p.m., Expo 67: Cultural Legacy—CMC Theatre. More information is available at www.historymuseum.ca

The conferences are open to the public and admission is free. Simultaneous interpretation will be available. Free tickets are available in limited quantities at the Museums’ Box Offices or by calling 819-776-7000. Limit: 4 tickets per person, per conference.

Media Information:

Chief, Media Relations
Canadian Museum of Civilization
Tel.: 819 776-7167

Media Relations Officer
Canadian Museum of Civilization
Tel.: 819 776-7169

Fax: 819 776-7187

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