Women’s History Webinar Series

From September to early December Canada’s History will host education- and community-based webinars inspired by Canadian women’s history.

The 2015 fall webinar series will include a variety of topics in Canadian women’s history. We hope to start a conversation leading into the 8th Canada’s History Forum: Centennial of Women’s Suffrage, and continue the conversation as we move towards celebrations in 2016. Join us in listening to these phenomenal presenters speak about prominent figures, moments, and places in Canada’s women’s history, as well as what has influenced the teaching of women’s history in the classroom and what it looks like today.

See here for more details, include a description of each webinar.

Fair cancelled; adjudication evening re-located

Notice has gone to all registered schools who are participating in this year’s Regional Fair that the April 30 Fair has been cancelled as a result of the labour dispute between the DDSB and OSSTF. We’d like to thank the community partners who had committed to presenting a workshop to the more than 100 students that were to participate in the Fair.

Although the Fair has been cancelled, the Adjudication Evening and Awards Night will continue. The Adjudication Evening on April 29 has been re-located to Glen Dhu Public School. Adjudication times for each school were sent our by email last week. There has been no change to those times. The Awards Ceremony will also continue as planned on May 13. Details on a venue change for the ceremony will be announced in the coming days.

Student registration is now open!

Student registration is now open for this year’s Fair. All the details, including school allocation went out in Friday’s email. You’ll need the password in that email to register students. Please remember that registration is due by April 15, 2015.

Other upcoming dates to remember include the deadline for lunch orders to be submitted through the Board courier (as known as the “red bag”) on April 21, the Adjudication evening on April 29, the Regional Fair on April 30 and the Awards Celebration Evening on May 13.

The Ontario Heritage Fairs Association has also confirmed the date for this year’s Provincial Fair to be held in Toronto on June 13-14.