7 September 2016: Mai-yu Chan receives the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers
At a ceremony at Government House on 7 September, FCWM Volunteer Mai-yu Chan received the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers from the Governor General of Canada, His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston.
The Sovereign's Medal for Volunteers recognizes the exceptional volunteer achievements of Canadians from across the country in a wide range of fields.
As an official Canadian honour, the Medal for Volunteers incorporates and replaces the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award. The Medal builds on the legacy and spirit of the Caring Canadian Award by honouring the dedication and commitment of volunteers.
Mai-yu’s citation acknowledged her dedication of both time and resources to the Friends of the Canadian War Museum, inspiring volunteers and visitors alike through creative programs involving the institution's art collection. It also recognised her service on the Friends' Board of Directors.
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.
The August 2016 edition of the Torch is now available in both hard copy and electronically.
Musical Tribute to the Battle of Beaumont Hamel - “Sing You Home”
As part of the general Somme offensive, the Royal Newfoundland Regiment went over the top on 1 July 1916 near the Village of Beaumont-Hamel against well-entrenched German defences. The results were disastrous. Within thirty minutes, the Regiment suffered a crippling 324 killed and 386 wounded out of a total of 801 soldiers. 1 July is now a Day of Remembrance in Newfoundland.
The Regiment and that tragic day is remembered in this beautiful song and video sung by the Ennis Sisters from Newfoundland.
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.
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.