2017 is a big year of celebration for Canadians, as it marks our country’s sesquicentennial (150th anniversary of Confederation). While working on some research for a writing project, I came across a few fantastic links that I thought I’d share…even if you’re not Canadian, you might enjoy the insight that these resources give into our people, our history, and our culture.
Library and Archives Canada is putting up a post #OnThisDay, for every day of the year, noting significant events and people in Canadian history. It’s a fascinating follow – if you hurry, you can catch up on all of January’s entries before February first rolls around.
Heritage Canada is diligently providing digitized archives of millions of documents from the 1600’s to the mid-1900’s here. This is a massive treasure trove of Canadian history, free for everyone to access. Genealogists might find the site particularly useful.
The Canadian Race Relations Foundation is doing a 150 Stories project to celebrate multiculturalism in Canada. Read the stories of new Canadians, notable leaders, and historical events here. 🍁