Thursday May 28 2015 7:00 pm - Grant Park in the Atrium, WinnipegPost a comment
Launch of The HBC: A Short History 1670-2015.
"In their investigation of Canadian history, 40 Grade 11 students from St. John’s-Ravenscourt, through the mentorship of some of Canada’ most prolific and influential historians, realized how critical it is to have an understanding of the Hudson Bay Company in order to understand Red River and Canada in 2015. With the help of the likes of John Ralston Saul, Desmond Morton, Charlotte Gray, Gerald Friesen and many more, our learning community learned why and how we do history.
"The result is this short volume on the development and impact of the HBC. Each writer has explored the HBC from a unique perspective so as to make sense of who we are and our relationship with the land and Canada’s first peoples. Using the six historical thinking concepts and a reliance on the HBC archives, this history is an honest and through account of how we have exploited and shared resources since 1670."