Laureates of the 2017 Gunter History Awards
The Canadian War Museum and the Friends of the Canadian War Museum are pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 Colonel Douglas H. Gunter History Award. The prestigious prize recognizes outstanding works of art and scholarship from graduating secondary-school students from across Canada that explore the influence of military events on our development as a nation.
This year, in honour of the sesquicentennial of Confederation, students were asked to create original works exploring how historical military events have helped shape the Canada we know today. The 2017 laureates, chosen by a multidisciplinary committee, are:
- pdf Timothy Hass of Burnsview Secondary School in Delta, British Columbia, for his essay “The Military Service Act” (452 KB)
- pdf Hannah Clarke of Penticton Secondary School in Penticton, British Columbia, for her painting “A Hundred Years” (315 KB)
21 May 2017: Awesome Obstacles
The theme of the FCWM Sponsored Awesome Sunday on 21 May 2017 was Obstacles and, as attested by the pictures below, a large crowd enjoyed participated throughout the day by manoeuvring model tanks around obstacles; clambering over an obstacle course; and, rock climbing.
The May 2017 edition of the Torch is now available in both hard copy and electronically.
The "Friends Only” 2017 Adopt-A-Book Campaign
After a successful 2016 campaign, Friends are again sponsoring the Adopt-a-Book campaign for 2017.
The titles the MHRC Library wishes to acquire are listed below. Interested Friends are invited to indicate on the form below the title they wish to sponsor, together with a second and third choice. The form should then be forwarded to the Friends office with a cheque.
Alternatively, sponsors may leave the title selection to the Library if their first, second and third 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.
It is requested that Friends be cognizant of the desire of other Friends to adopt titles, and thus to restrict their initial adoption to no more than one or two titles. If all titles are not taken up, then the remaining titles to be adopted will be published in the next edition of The Torch.
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.
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.