2013 - 2014 FCWM Funding
The Friends of the Canadian War Museum generates most of its revenues from the annual membership fees, the generous donations provided by members, and the sale of used military books from our book store.
After operating expenses those revenues go toward the support of Canadian War Museum activities and programs. Each year the FCWM and CWM meet to establish an order of priority for FCWM financial support. Major projects in recent years have been the restoration of the Portrait Wall in the main concourse of the museum, and the restoration of the World War II Fordson Food Van and of the M1917 6-ton Tank, both of which can be seen in LeBreton Gallery.
Larry Capstick Receives Commander’s Coin
Mr. Larry Capstick is a Friend of the Canadian War Museum (FCWM) volunteer, a member of the FCWM Board of Directors and Chair of the Events Committee. On two occasions Mr. Capstick provided Canadian War Museum interpretations to the Canadian Joint Operations Command (CJOC) HQ; the first during a Sergeant Major's professional development day and the second for an international conference which was being hosted by CJOC J9 Staff. Both of these highly professional interpretations focused on explaining the architect and architecture behind the Memorial and Regeneration Halls of the CWM. Mr Capstick's well researched and accurate descriptions highlighted details which enhanced the two CJOC visits to the museum. Larry's knowledge and passion for the subject promotes the virtues of service and sacrifice which are so amply documented within the Canadian War Museum.
For his efforts, on 20 March 2014, Larry was presented with the CJOC Commander’s Coin. The presentation was made by LGen. S.A. Beare, Commander, Joint Operations. In attendance at the ceremony were RAdm. J.E.T.P. Ellis, Deputy Commander (Expeditionary), CWO T.S. Bransfield, Joint Operations Command HQ Sergeant-Major, and Douglas Rowland, President FCWM.
Stay current with upcoming FCWM activities as they pursue their mandate to support the Canadian War Museum. Mark your calendars.
- Now: February Edition of the Torch including a World War I Supplement available
- End May 2014: May Edition of Torch
- June 6 2014: Annual General Meeting.
Coming to a Community near you - Travelling Canadian War Museum Exhibits.
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The February 2014 edition of the Torch is now available in both hard copy and electronically. It includes farewell memories of three recently departed Friends; information on the Canadian Agency of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission; a book review on “Always a Leader –The Lives of Major Danny McLeod” by Colonel Ted Nurse; and, information pertaining to the Military Communications and Electronics Museum in Kingston, Ontario.
Included in this edition is the first of four or five annual supplements commemorating the centennial of the First World War. This supplement provides a brief tour of the Canadian War Museum’s Gallery Two; an overview of Canada’s mobilization for the Great War and of the composition of the Canadian Expeditionary Force; and, a brief look at Sam Hughes and his influence on Canada’s preparation for war. Future supplements will track the progress of Canada’s participation in the war.
FCWM Fact Sheets are short, descriptive papers that provide additional information on many of the artefacts found in the Canadian War Museum. They are useful references for students and adults looking for information.
The FCWM Research Papers are in-depth looks at some of the subject matter found within the galleries of the Canadian War Museum. They are provided as reference material for those seeking more detailed information than is currently available in the Museum.
Come and meet the distinguished group of Volunteers that performs a wide range of duties on behalf of the FCWM in support of Canadian War Museum activities. They come with diverse backgrounds including veterans, educators, parliamentarians, and business people.