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November 12, 2014

Canada Aviation and Space Museum launches crowdfunding campaign to support student-led oral history project

OTTAWA, November 12, 2014 – The Canada Aviation and Space Museum (CASM) launched its first-ever crowdfunding campaign today to raise funds for The Legacy Project, a student-led documentary that captures the memories of Second World War Veterans, and ensures that future generations never forget their sacrifice.

With the help of students from Algonquin College, La Cité collégiale and Ryerson University, the CASM has filmed first person accounts from Canadian Veterans — men and women who served in the RCAF, RAF, WAAF, and the Polish Air Force — as well as from former European civilians, documenting stories of the Second World War through the lens of aviation. What began as an oral history project has transformed into a documentary that also includes the personal impact these stories have had on the students who have been involved in the production of the film. 

To support the completion of this project, the Museum is launching their first major crowdfunding campaign through the Indiegogo crowdfunding platform. “The Legacy Campaign” will run through December 20, raising funds for editing, transcription, translation, and dubbing as well securing necessary copyright for music and images.

Formatted in five segments, the completed documentary, as well as accompanying classroom resources, will be available for download by schools across Canada, to help ensure Canadian veterans sacrifice and heroism is passed on to the next generations.

Contributions to The Legacy Project can be made through the Indiegogo website, or on site at the Museum. To find out more about the project, watch the trailer here.



Olivier Bouffard
Media relations

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