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THE ELEVENTH HOUR
The Armistice Centennial – A Musical Commemoration
Saturday, November 3, 7:30 p.m. LeBreton Gallery
Tickets: $30; $20 for students; free for children 3–12
The Friends of the Canadian War Museum invites you to The Eleventh Hour, a commemoration of the centenary of the end of the First World War, one of the most devastating conflicts in world history.
Featuring the Cantata Singers of Ottawa, with music composed and conducted by Andrew Ager, this multimedia event will be introduced by War Museum historian Dr. Tim Cook, who will set the scene for the war’s final 100 days.
The Armistice on November 11, 1918 marked the end of the Great War, while ushering in a period of major political change and social upheaval. With a nod to music of the early 20th century, along with extensive new material, The Eleventh Hour is an evocative memorial to the war years and a brave new world.
Come early to enjoy music by OrKidstra in the Lobby of the War Museum.
Before the main event, there will be a performance by OrKidstra. After the concert, visitors will have an opportunity to visit the Last Hundred Days exhibition.
TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED AT https://www.warmuseum.ca/event/the-eleventh-hour/?date=11/3/2018
The "Friends-Only" Adopt-A-Book Campaign
After a successful 2017 campaign, the Friends of the Canadian War Museum are again sponsoring the Adopt-a-Book campaign for 2018.
The titles the Canadian War Museum Military History Research Centre (MHRC) Library wishes to acquire are listed below. Interested Friends are invited to indicate on the form the title(s) they wish to sponsor. The form should then be printed and forwarded, with a cheque, to the Friends office at 1 Vimy Place, Ottawa, ON, K1A 0M8. The cheque should be made payable to the Friends of the Canadian War Museum.
Alternatively, sponsors may leave the title selection to the Library if their choices have already been adopted. They may also simply leave the selection of the title to the Library in the first instance.
The Library will then acquire the books and inscribe the name of the sponsor on a bookplate in each volume.
If the form is not already visible, click READ MORE below to see it.
Attention all book lovers with an interest in military history! You are invited to visit the Friends of the Canadian War Museum “BookRoom” where hundreds of lovingly used titles covering the full spectrum of military subjects are offered for sale at very reasonable prices.
Often referred to as a little-known treasure, the “BookRoom” is a significant fundraiser for the Museum and is staffed by a team of volunteers whose knowledge of the collection is only surpassed by their motivation! The “BookRoom” is open daily between 1100 and 1500 (except Sunday) and is located adjacent to the Museum Research Library - just follow the signs!
For those delivering donations to the FCWM used military Book Room, the CWM now affords courtesy underground parking. Parking vouchers are available through the Book Room staff or the Friends' Office Supervisor.
LeBreton Gallery Catalogue
Experience the LeBreton Gallery and the Canadian War Museum’s superb collection of military technology. Get an up-close view of imposing tanks, artillery and other machines of war, and learn about the military technology used by and against Canadians in times of both peace and conflict.