Minute of the day: Laura Secord - Macleans.ca

Minute of the day: Laura Secord

Celebrating the return of the Heritage Minutes


Maclean’s is partnering with the Historica-Dominion Institute to celebrate the return of the Heritage Minutes. Over the next few weeks we’ll be featuring the most memorable Minutes, along with a few illustrious parodies, and a sneak peek of the brand new Minute set to be released on Oct. 15 for the bicentennial of the War of 1812.

Remember this one? For many children, Laura Secord wasn’t much beyond a face on chocolate bars. Her Heritage Minute showed what her true contribution to Canada was:

This Minute in a nutshell: “Laura Secord delivered her message to the Canadian troops. The Kahnawake Mohawks forced the surrender of 500 Yankee soldiers, and the American invasion was stopped.”

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