Canadian Urban Libraries Council/Conseil des Bibliothèques Urba

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Second Round of Lest We Forget Pilots to Begin Across Canada

CULC/CBUC is again pleased to be a program delivery partner with Library Archives Canada (LAC) in delivering series of workshops in CULC/CBUC member communities using the war records from the Library and Archives Canada. The first set of pilots took place in 2010 with the public libraries in Burlington (ON); Winnipeg (MB); Fraser Valley/Abbotsford (BC) and Toronto (ON) participating. The second round is going to be done in: Richmond (BC); Calgary (AB); London (ON) and Halifax (NS). The reasons these centres are good pilot sites is the availability of good digitized records; in some cases strong military roots in the community; good national geographic representation, and building on pre-existing initiatives. One of the major objectives of the pilots is to 'enter' new markets where the program has been underrepresented either by LAC or the earlier round of pilots. Training is going to commence shortly and the hope is to deliver the workshops to more than 1500 Grade 9-12 students across Canada. The round one pilot centres will also be continuing. A template for other libraries to follow in delivering will be developed by LAC-BAC following the current round of pilots.

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