The February 2017 edition of the Torch is now available in both hard copy and electronically.
April 9th, 2017 @ 7pm
Canadian War Museum Lebreton Gallery
The Unknown Soldier
Composed and directed by Canadian Andrew Ager.
Featuring: Soloist Gary Dahl; Lucy Van Oldenbarneveld - CBC Ottawa News Host; Margaret MacMillan CC - Canadian Historian.
Come early to enjoy music by OrKidstra youth in the lobby of the Museum.
A reception with light refreshments will follow the performance at approximately 8:15pm. The Museum’s Vimy Exhibit will be open to guests.
Adults $30; Students $20; Children Under 12 $1
For tickets, please click on Link. When asked to “Select a Date”, select the date by clicking on the Calendar beside Select Date/Time: Special Events CWM. Please use April 9th, 2017.
The evening will appeal to an audience of music lovers, history enthusiasts and all Canadians, alike. Vimy - A Commemoration in Words and Music will be emceed by celebrated CBC personality Lucy Van Oldenbarneveld, internationally renowned Canadian historian, Margaret MacMillian, will be speaking, while the main focus of the the evening will feature Canadian composer, Andrew Ager’s, The Unknown Soldier. This original oratory, presented by a combined choir with baritone soloist, Gary Dahl, and orchestra, under the direction of Andrew Ager, is an enlightened musical masterpiece. This one hour and ten minute presentation includes select readings from letters written by soldiers of the Great War. A reception with light refreshments will follow with the opportunity to view the Museum’s Vimy exhibitions.
29 January 2017: Awesome Sunday Music
In its continuing series of Awesome Sunday themes, the Friends of the Canadian War Museum hosted an event based on music that attracted an enthusiastic crowd of participants.
Shown below are two pictures of youngsters trying their hand at playing a musical instrument; an image of the very talented OrKidstra entertaining visitors in the main concourse of the Museum; a busy group trying their hand at a variety of music related crafts projects; and finally, the band of the Governor General’s Foot Guards playing a selection of military music for an audience in the LeBreton Gallery.
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.
|The Friends of the Canadian War Museum (FCWM) and the Canadian War Museum (CWM) will create a new interactive web site and database for the Museum’s collection of First World War military medals. Through intensive biographical research and digitization of the Tilston Collection, this user-friendly web site will enable Canadians to browse and search online not only for images of specific medals and medal sets, but also, the personal and often poignant stories of the remarkable people who were awarded them. Canadians across the country—from elementary school students to scholarly researchers—will be able to browse by name, region, regiment and honour to better understand the legacies left by those who served both at home and at the front.|
Hollerado - "So It Goes"
Singer/songwriter Menno Versteeg of Hollerado tells the story of his grandfather, Karl Versteeg a Dutch resistance fighter during WW2, and his encounter with a Nazi SS Officer.
The song “So it Goes” and the accompanying video vividly shows his grandfather's emotional story and his survival.
Awesome Tank Weekend 2016
Do you hear that? I SAID DO YOU HEAR THAT? Yes, one had to shout to be heard over the roar of tank engines this late August weekend.
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.