Honouring the Sacrifices of our Veterans and War Dead
Veterans Week 2017
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 82 Kent Street (corner of Wellington)
Wheelchair access via 84 Kent Street. Free admission.
A free public lecture featuring Tim Cook, of the Canadian War Museum, who will speak on “Canada’s Fallen: How the Nation Grieved, Honoured, and Commemorated the First World War’s Dead,” and Dominique Boulais, of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, who will present “Their Name Liveth For Evermore.” Presented by St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in collaboration with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and the Canadian War Museum.
Exposition 2017 Canada is about the 1944 Operation Dragoon which included Canadian personnel and will be on display at Lycée Claudel, 1635 Riverside Drive, Ottawa, on Monday, October 2, 2017.
In addition to the display, there will be a lecture on the subject at 10:30 am by Professor Jean Sarraméa, Associate Historian and Commander, l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques.
Members of the public are welcome to attend.
Friends Forum Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Atelier “C” and “D” Canadian War Museum 1 Vimy Place Ottawa ON K1A 0M8
Learn about : The Battle in the Bog: The Canadian Corps and the Passchendaele Campaign Presented by Dr Tim Cook
1330 – Presentation 1430 – Refreshments
Price *Donation to the FCWM
RSVP By Friday, October 6 2017
Dress Code Business Casual
Parking At the Museum – Charges apply
*Donations will be accepted at the door in cash or by cheque. Receipts will be issued
The World Remembers
The World Remembers is a unique opportunity for remembrance, reconciliation and education. To mark the WWI Centenary, we will project in light the 680,000 names of those killed in 1917 on the Government Conference Centre in Ottawa. Each name will appear at a designated hour and minute. You can search for the exact appearance time of any name at www.theworldremembers.ca. More than 21,000 Canadians, including those killed at Vimy and Passchendaele, will appear as well as names from the United Kingdom, France, Belgium, Germany, the United States, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, the Czech Republic, Turkey, Slovenia, China and the British Indian Army.
The display, made possible by the support of Commemorate Canada, will take place each night starting at 8.30pm September 24th. The final name will appear at sunrise November 11th. The display will also run by day at the Canadian War Museum. By recognising the WWI losses from Canada and other participating nations, we look to the future with hope and understanding. For more information go to www.theworldremembers.ca.