Category: Online Exhibits
Seven Nights to Remember Vigil 1914-1918 Vigile
November 4-11, 2008, Saskatchewan Legislative Building
From sunset November 4th to sunrise November 11th, join in remembering all of the 69,000 Canadians who lost their lives in WWI. Each name will be projected on the Saskatchewan Legislative Building, and simultaneously displayed at the National War Memorial in Ottawa.
More than 9,700 names will appear each night. Each individual name will appear only once during the seven nights. These include those killed in the Canadian Expeditionary Force, the Royal Newfoundland Regiment, the Canadian Merchant Navy and the Canadian Army Medical Corps.
To find the night and time a name will be honoured, or to follow the live webcast, visit www.1914-1918.ca/
The names projected in the vigil are taken from Canada’s Virtual War Memorial data base at www.vac-acc.gc.ca
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Albert Memorial Bridge 77 years old, (now known as the Albert Street Bridge) was named in honour of those who died in the Great War
Saskatchewan War Memorial Project honours the war dead from World War One, World War Two, the Korean War and Peacekeeping missions
Digital Exhibit PERSUASION: Print Advertising and Advocacy on the Prairies
PERSUASION: Print Advertising and Advocacy on the Prairies is a digital exhibition examining examples of print advertising and advocacy produced by or directed at prairie Canadians over the past century.
This site is hosted by the University of Saskatchewan Archives.
It's fun to click around in. Try the Search the Galleries page (one of the choices on the left side of the Welcome/Introduction page). You can type in key words (i.e. cheese) or search by Theme (i.e. Tourism).
A couple of weeks back, PHR had a couple of researchers working on an interesting project involving Prairie Grain Elevators.
The project is called Pixelgrain, an online repository that documents and explores the prairie grain elevator. Project members are asking for the public to submit related stories, photos, media or information. For more information about the project, check out their website or join the Flickr (photo-sharing website) Canadian Grain Elevator group.
In case you cannot get enough of grain elevator photos, also check out the Saskatchewan Landscapes virtual exhibit. Go under "Image Gallery" (upper navigational bar), then "Civilization" (left hand side navigational bar) and finally "Prairie Sentinels." Enjoy!
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