Oshawa Remembers Project is a narrative story telling project
The Foundation for Building Sustainable Communities( FBSC) a local foundation is spearheading the Oshawa Remembers Project with financial support from Veteran Affairs, Canada Remembers, Community Engagement Fund, local partners and individuals. All of us believe that the words and stories of our Canadian veterans have historical and personal value to current and future generations.
According to the Veterans History Project, US Library of Congress, they are reporting that 1,200 WW 2 and Korean war veterans are dying per day. As these valiant soldiers pass on, we lose each and every day the many insights from their stories and memories.
The Oshawa Remembers Project is a audio narrative project with an onus on short and POV(Point of View) stories. The stories are personal stories of an direct experience or an indirect story about a third party.
All the stories are available in mp3 format on the blog. In addition they are deposited for public consumption and downloading at Internet Archives( http://www.archive.org . Thirdly they are available for community radio Internationally through Public Radio Exchange(PRX) in mp2 and wav formats.
All the stories are free and available under a Creative Common Licence.
The coordinator of the Oshawa Remembers Project is Glenn McKnight( third from Left)
Glenn has a passion for first person story telling, he has a collection of digital stories posted on his New Social Media blog, Visit http://newsocialmedia.wordpress.com
Background on FBSC
FBSC is a foundation involved in a variety of local environmental and social projects in Oshawa including the Oshawa Energy Conservation Fair, Earth Day and UOIT YSTOP forum
The website is http://www.fbsc.org
For contact information