Wikipedia:Meetup/Canada Wide History

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Canada Wide Canadian History Edit-A-Thon
When and Where
Time TBA
Address Across Canada - see listing below for regional hosts.
You can also participate remotely from anywhere!

This event will take place on October 18, 2017 at locations across Canada. A list of local host locations can be found below. This event is focused on improving Wikipedia content related to Canadian history - be that national, regional, or local history. It is free and open to the public. Details on specific supports available at local locations can be found below.

Event information[edit]

  • Date: October 18, 2017
  • Times: See location listings for regional event times.
  • Locations :
  • Description:This event is an edit-a-thon to create, revise and add to entries on Wikipedia relating to Canadian history.
  • Before the event: Please select entries that interest you from the lists below (Articles in draft and/or Articles needing expansion), and do some background research to find good sources/information to include on each page during our edit-a-thon. Doing some research prior to our event will help get things moving, so that we can spend our time editing (rather than gathering sources). Remember that entries in Wikipedia must be about notable people/organizations, and must have good sources to verify this. Your entries must be neutral, establish notability, and must not be copy-pasted from another source.

Day of the event[edit]

If you haven't already, please sign in to the event dashboard.

To being contributing, click on 'Join program' in the Actions box, on the bottom right hand side of the page. The passcode to join the event is 'CdnHist'. Once you have joined the event, assign yourself a page to improve or create and start editing! Signing into the Dashboard helps up keep track of all the edits made during this event!


Please add your Wikipedia username to list below if you plan on participating:

What can I work on?[edit]

The theme for this edit-a-thon is Canadian history. There are a number of ways you can contribute to Wikipedia . You can create or enhance Wikipedia articles, add external links, verify and update citations, provide resources to help those writing articles, and assist with research. Please add articles in need of improvement or creation to the lists below.

Articles in need of improvement[edit]

Articles in need of creation[edit]




Heritage Sites

Articles to be translated[edit]

Resources for Research[edit]

Government of Canada

Resources for Editing[edit]

Wikipedia articles should be based on reliable, published sources that have a neutral point of view


  • Place {{New page}} at the top of a new article to protect it from undue speedy deletion - remember to remove it when you are finished. For more info:Template:New_page
  • Place {{ In use}} at the top of an article if you are editing on your own in order to avoid editing conflicts - remember to remove it when you are finished: Template:In_use
  • Placing {{Inprogress}} next to a name on the list of artist suggestions will generate an clock In progress note next to the entry to help avoid editing conflicts.
  • Template:Infobox person

Helpful Wikipedia tools[edit]

Tutorials on Wikipedia editing[edit]