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Never one to let history get dusty, Canada's History continued to innovate in 2009.

For starters, in our publishing operations we created a coffee-table book entitled 100 Photos that Changed Canada, which was based on the 2008 magazine feature "10 Photos that Changed Canada." The book was launched coast-to-coast and became a runaway bestseller. It features memorable historic photos and insightful commentary written by over thirty of our best historians, journalists, and writers.

Teaching Canada's History, an entirely new magazine printed in both English and French, was produced as a how-to guide for history and social studies teachers.

Work commenced on a name change for The Beaver: Canada's History Magazine, which would make one of Canada's best-kept secrets a media sensation. Along with its new name, the magazine was redesigned to complete its April 2010 relaunch as Canada's History.

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The efforts of 2009 were acknowledged with several awards, including: a Canadian Newsstand Award for Best Issue, four Maggie (Manitoba Magazines) awards, including Magazine of the Year, a Gold Award from the Western Magazine Awards, and an Association of Circulation Executives (ACE) award for circulation excellence.

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In other programs, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean in November graciously hosted an expanded set of national history honours at Rideau Hall. In addition to the six recipients of the Governor General's Awards for Excellence in Teaching Canadian History, the Pierre Berton Award, the Canadian Historical Association's Macdonald Prize for academic research, and six student awards were presented at the ceremony

Canada's History Society introduced a new full-term, course-accredited internship program in partnership with the University of Winnipeg. Inaugural recipient Alex Gravenor completed her assignment in May 2010. The Society also provided internships, and practicum opportunities for six students from Red River Community College, the University of Manitoba, and Job works, an alternative high school.

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--Beverley Tallon, Canada's History magazine

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Title Annotation:ANNUAL REPORT
Author:Tallon, Beverly
Publication:Canada's History
Date:Aug 1, 2010
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