Canadian women championed in new Heritage Minutes

Video premiered on women's basketball team, Edmonton Grads

We’ve all seen them in our elementary school history classes at least once. Heritage Minutes have been educating the public for over 20 years through short video reenactments that shed a light on significant events, stories and people who have shaped Canada’s history.

On Tuesday, the Minutes creators, the non-profit organization Historica Canada, premiered a new short video based on the highly successful women’s basketball team, the Edmonton Grads, at The Gladstone Hotel.

The video came just in time for International Women’s Day.

“[We] organized this event to shed a light on these amazing women but to also cover a part of history that no one really talks about,”said Davida Aronovitch, managing editor of Historica Canada.

The video launched as a way for Heritage Minutes to re-emerge from a seven-year hiatus and cast a lens on Canadian content they have not previously covered.

The event was accompanied by a trivia night, which challenged hardcore Minutes fans and put their knowledge to the test.