1. Adele MacDonald says:

    Tell the WHOLE story (good and bad) of our country going as far back as technically possible (13,000+ years) and once you reach European presence (1497) start telling the stories with an interpretation of each of the groups involved. So, the same story might be told from a First Nations perspective, a European perspective, a Chinese railroad worker perspective, a Japanese internment camp inmate’s perspective, a German immigrant farmer’s perspective, etc.

  2. Sueanne says:

    I submitted a previous comment stating the the Museum experts are in one of the best positions. While I still hold that it is true, I also think it might be valuable to obtain input from the public (particularly the older people in our communities) in strategic ways to tap into local histories of relevance to all Canadians.

  3. Jeannine says:

    I work with the public and meet many people each day. It is always fascinating to interact with them, listen to their stories, and share information. People have so many great stories, experiences and memories to share. When I go to a museum, I find that people who are visiting with me often see a particular object that reminds them of an early childhood memories. Those are the best stories.

We travelled across Canada with stops in the cities listed below. Thank you to everyone who shared their ideas with us during our kiosk activities and our roundtable discussions.

Province City Date Venue
British Columbia Vancouver November 9 Vancouver Public Library
British Columbia Vancouver November 10 Vancouver Flea Market
Newfoundland St. John's November 20 Memorial University of Newfoundland
Newfoundland St. John's November 20 Centre scolaire et communautaire des Grands-Vents
Nova Scotia Halifax November 21 Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21
Nova Scotia Halifax November 22 Halifax Stanfield International Airport
New Brunswick Fredericton November 23 Crowne Plaza Fredericton Lord Beaverbrook Hotel
Alberta Edmonton December 4 Prince of Wales Armouries
Alberta Edmonton December 5 University of Alberta
Ontario Toronto December 11 Toronto Reference Library
Ontario Toronto December 12 Centennial College
Saskatchewan Saskatoon January 15 Radisson Hotel Saskatoon
Saskatchewan Saskatoon January 16 The Mall at Lawson Heights
Quebec Montréal January 24 Promenades Cathédrale
Quebec Montréal January 24 Salon Cartier 1, Centre Mont-Royal
Quebec Gatineau January 31 Canadian Museum of Civilization