Canada 150 Digital Storytelling Kits
Start date: 1 July, 2016
End date: 31 December, 2017
At EPL, we share stories. Edmonton Public Library’s Canada 150 Digital Storytelling Project will inspire Edmonton’s diverse communities to reflect on and preserve stories of the people, places and events that have shaped our country for the past 150 years.
With the Community Foundation Grant we will build digital storytelling/oral history kits that community members can use to create digital stories. The kits will include recording equipment and resources to support programs in the library and in the community. Using our community-led approach, EPL staff trained in collecting oral histories will work together with Edmonton’s youth; seniors; Indigenous, Francophone and newcomer communities; and other groups that reflect Canada’s cultural diversity to record and share stories.
This project is designed to give community members the opportunity to connect with one another and share their stories in their own words. Kits will be available at no cost for use in the library and in community settings. Stories collected in this time will form the foundation of a collection of Edmonton’s stories saved and shared into future.
Nature of the Project Reach
This is an Edmonton-based and targeted project.
* Build Community
* Celebrate our Community
* Educate our Community
Community members are invited to participate by collecting and sharing their story. Please contact your local EPL branch to become involved!