Record of Service, a podcast presented by The Memory Project. In this series, we bring you interviews with Canada’s veterans—their stories of life, loss and service. A new episode every week until November 11.
The Memory Project Speakers Bureau and archive connects veterans and Canadian Forces members with school and community groups from coast to coast. A program of Historica Canada, the Memory Project has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada.
Go to thememoryproject.com to browse our archive of interviews or to book a speaker for your classroom or community event. If you’re a veteran or an active member of the Canadian Forces, please contact us at email@example.com to find out how you can become a speaker.
Coming Soon! New Podcast: Strong and Free
Coming October 5, 2021: Tracing stories from the earliest Black settlers to recently arrived Canadians, Strong and Free captures just a few of the crucial stories of Black Canadians thriving and contributing to building this country.
Listen to Strong and Free, a six-part podcast from Historica Canada, produced by Media Girlfriends. Find it wherever you get your podcasts. Because Black history is Canadian history.
New Podcast - A Place to Belong: A History of Multiculturalism in Canada
Coming May 26, 2021: A podcast series about the history of multiculturalism in Canada. A Place to Belong: A History of Multiculturalism in Canada is a five-part podcast series that aims to commemorate the people who make up Canada as we know it today.
New Podcast: Residential Schools
Coming March 3, 2020: A three part podcast series hosted by Shaneen Robinson-Desjarlais about the history of residential schools in Canada. The Residential Schools podcast series aims to commemorate the history and legacy of residential schools, and honour the stories of Survivors, families, and communities. Subscribe today, wherever you get your podcasts.
June 6, 2019 marked the 75th anniversary of the Allied landings in Normandy, France during the Second World War. This bonus episode of Record of Service, Historica Canada’s new podcast, features the lived experiences of veterans who participated in the operation through testimonies from The Memory Project Archive.
Edward Carter-Edwards served on a Halifax heavy bomber with the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War. He was one of 168 Allied airmen temporarily imprisoned in the Buchenwald Concentration camp after his aircraft was shot down over German-occupied France.
The Tomkins Brothers
Following in the footsteps of his brothers and many members of his Métis community, Frank Tomkins enrolled in the Canadian Army in 1945. His story touches on his family’s connection to the North-West Resistance, Cree Code Talkers, and the benefits denied to Indigenous veterans after the Second World War.
The Tompkins brothers
That was a awesome story to listen to, my great grandfather was Peter Tompkins jr. thanks for giving me a bit of history I never knew about
Excellent resource of first-hand accounts
The blend of narration, first-hand accounts and background music makes for very compelling listening.