Heritage Minutes

Heritage Minutes

Episodes

Air Date: June 14, 2015 - 1:00
The sport's inventor, James Naismith of Almonte, Ontario is visited during one of the first experimental games. (1891)
Air Date: February 14, 2015 - 00:59
In 1946, Montréal Royals players and fans welcome the first African-American player, marking the beginning of the end of major-league baseball's colour barrier.
Air Date: December 28, 2014 - 1:00
Sir John A. Macdonald, Canada's first Prime Minister outlines his vision for Confederation en route to the Charlottetown Conference. (1864)
Air Date: December 21, 2014 - 1:00
Sir George-Étienne Cartier, Quebec's Father of Confederation negotiates entry into union of his home province, as well as Manitoba and British Columbia. (1865-1885)
Air Date: September 28, 2014 - 1:00
A Canadian soldier's bear became the object of adoration and inspiration for a young boy and his father, A.A. Milne. (1915)
Air Date: July 03, 2013 - 00:59
Richard Pierpoint was a formerly enslaved Black Loyalist.
Air Date: June 21, 2013 - 1:00
At the Battle of Queenston Heights (October 13, 1812) Mohawk Chief John Norton and eighty Grand River warriors held off more than one thousand advancing American soldiers.
Air Date: March 22, 1995 - 1:00
A young Chinese worker volunteers to set a dangerous nitroglycerine charge at a CPR construction site in 1880's British Columbia.
Air Date: March 22, 1995 - 1:00
Dramatizes Secord's journey to warn of an American attack during the War of 1812, and portrays the role of the Kahnawake Mohawks in repelling the invasion.
Air Date: March 05, 1993 - 00:59
Canada's first female MP is remembered for contribution to the reform of the Canadian penal system. (1935)
Air Date: February 19, 1993 - 1:00
A Montréal neurosurgeon makes path-breaking advances in the treatment of seizure disorders. (1934)
Air Date: February 18, 1993 - 00:59
Toronto cartoonist Joe Shuster introduces the comic book hero he created. (1931)
Air Date: January 20, 1993 - 1:00
Portrays Jennie Trout's struggle against prejudice to become the first woman licensed to practice medicine in Canada. (1871)
Air Date: January 13, 1993 - 1:00
Illustrates the escape of African Americans from slavery to freedom in Canada during the 1850s.
Air Date: December 31, 1992 - 1:00
The heroism of Vince Coleman is retold in this story of the 1917 disaster in Halifax Harbour