One of the great things about National Capital History Day is that there are always chances to hear from others about the value of history. We’ve had some incredible keynotes and video greetings — everyone from the Tragically Hip’s Rob Baker to historian Arthur Milnes to comedian Rick Mercer to astronaut Chris Hadfield.
Last year’s keynote was given by Ry Moran, the first director of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation. And we also had a special video greeting from London, England — delivered by CBC foreign correspondent Nahlah Ayed. Last year’s theme was Exploration, Encounter and Exchange in History, and Nahlah was the perfect person to talk about all three aspects given her incredible work abroad, witnessing history as it unfolds.
If you missed last year’s event, we have posted Nahlah’s greeting here. And keep watching this site for the announcement of the people who will be delivering our keynote address and video greeting for NCHD17 — you never know who you’ll bump into at National Capital History Day …
And teachers, don’t forget that our info session is coming up on Oct. 25 at Algonquin College. Find out more here.