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17 November 2016:  Friends’ Forum -Deadly Skies – Air War, 1914-1918

At this Friends’ Forum, Dr John Maker and Marie –Louise Deruaz, the core team members of the Deadly Skies exhibition discussed and answered questions on the current Canadian War Museum exhibition which examines the First World War air war. They outlined the historical considerations that went into the exhibition: specifically discussing how they settled on the thematic approach (comprising four zones: training, observation, bombing and combat); why they took an international approach; working with the sources and their external partners; why they chose to tell the history through people’s stories; and how this affected artifact selection.  They also discussed some of the interpretive decisions taken.

Their presentation was received with interest by the disappointingly small audience.

Deadly Skies 1 CopyDr Maker at the Podium Deadly Skies 2 CopyDr Maker Explains the Exhibit

11 November 2016: Remembrance Day at the Canadian War Museum

 For several years, the Canadian War Museum has played an important part in the National Capital Region’s observance of Remembrance Day, and this year was no exception. In support of that observance, the Friends of the Canadian War Museum participated in a number of complementary activities as indicated in the following photographs:

Remembrance ServiceCWM Remembrance Ceremony, LeBreton Gallery  Quick LunchCWM DG Stephen Quick Joins Volunteers for Lunch 
 Gord Foster 80Volunteer Gordon Foster Celebrates 80th Birthday  Ed StoreyVolunteer Interpreter Ed Storey in Gallery 4 (Cold War)
 Hal RobertsVolunteer Interpreter Hal Roberts in Gallery 3 (WWII)  Nick BookroomVolunteer Nick Kerr in FCWM Used Book Room
 Nelson LangevinVolunteer Interpreter Nelson Langevin in Gallery 3 (WWII)  Larry HelenVolunteers Larry Capstick and Helen McKiernan at FCWM Information Desk

20 October 2016: A Tribute to Dedicated Service

At a small ceremony in the Friend’s Office on Thursday, 20 October, FCWM President Linda Colwell presented Maurice (Moe) D’Amour and Pierre Garneau each with a President’s coin to recognise their long and dedicated service to the Friends and to the Canadian War Museum.

 Garneau DAmour 3 CopyMaurice D’Amour & Pierre Garneau Garneau DAmour 2 CopyMoe and Pierre with Linda Colwell 

Read more: 20 October 2016: A Tribute to Dedicated Service


6 October 2016: FCWM Volunteer Exchange Visit with Canadian Aviation and Space Museum

Ashlee Beattie CedricAshlee & CedricOn Thursday, 6 October, fifteen volunteer interpreters from the Canadian War Museum (CWM) visited the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum (CASM) in the first half of an exchange of visits arranged by the respective Museum Volunteer Coordinators.

Read more: 6 October 2016: FCWM Volunteer Exchange Visit with Canadian Aviation and Space Museum

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.

i HpLBkBj X2Photo courtesy of Sgt Johanie Maheu, Rideau Hall © OSGG, 2016 ©Her Majesty The Queen in Right of Canada represented by the Office of the Secretary to the Governor General, 2016.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.


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