Canadian Royal Heritage Community Presentations
In addition to operating its fixed assets (archives, library branches, museum and galleries), the Canadian Royal Heritage Institute is often called upon for, or decides to participate in, a variety of community events. These include local festivals, heritage gatherings, promotional trade shows, theatrical shows and public exhibits. These are sometimes arranged by the Institute’s headquarters itself and sometimes by its local branches with assistance from the Institute’s headquarters.
Responsibility for handling these tasks is assigned to the Institute’s community presentations division. Based in Toronto, the division is able to draw upon the resources of the archives for exhibit material and the education and history, research and publications divisions for academic support. The division however has numerous inherent assets to draw upon. These include:
A mobile information booth unit appropriate for presentations at tradeshows, shopping malls and othe indoor locations.
An extensive collection of historical and contemporary Canadian flags, and access to many more, allowing a display of over 100 full size and dozens of small size banners at festivals or parades.
Numerous heritage costumes, heraldic shields, display crowns, bunting, etc. and the necessary associated display equipment such as easels, tripods, flag stands and various braces for the material.
The Institute’s social events and national Trust events, such as the annual dinner, also call upon the community presentations division for logistical support.
The Maple Crown: A Theatrical History of Canada is a popular heritage show on the story of the Canadian Monarchy, presented through the prose, poetry, anecdotes and music of participants and observers of Canadian history over more than five hundred years. The Institute has been authorised by the show’s creators to present this educational entertainment event on a periodic basis (usually once a year) in various locations around Canada, as part of its mandate of presenting Canada’s royal heritage to Canadians.