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.
Friends Forum Thursday, June 22, 2017
Atelier “C” and “D” Canadian War Museum 1 Vimy Place Ottawa ON K1A 0M8
Learn about: Dieppe – Why? with Bill Aikman, Michael McNorgan, Jeff Noakes and David O'Keefe
1730 – Presentation 1900 – Refreshments
Price: Donation to the FCWM*
RSVP By Wednesday, June 14, 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.
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.
April 9th, 2017: Vimy A Commemoration In Words and Music
The Friends of the Canadian War Museum would like to thank all those involved in making this sold out evening a huge success.
We had over 500 people fill Lebreton Gallery to hear Andrew Ager’s beautiful work, “Unknown Soldier” and commemorate those that fought for Vimy Ridge.
Vimy is a touchstone in Canada’s symbolic landscape. Vimy is a place of pride and sorrow, a symbol of martial might and unity of purpose, and an idea that both haunts and inspires. Vimy is far from home, but when we are there we never feel more Canadian. The Vimy legend is the story of us and its narrative has been woven through the landscape of Canadian identity, culture, and history.
Dr. Tim Cook, C.M., Canadian War Museum
The Friends would like to thank all our Sponsors.
29 January 2017: Awesome Sunday Music
In its continuing series of Awesome Sunday themes, the Friends of the Canadian War Museum hosted an event based on music that attracted an enthusiastic crowd of participants.
Shown below are two pictures of youngsters trying their hand at playing a musical instrument; an image of the very talented OrKidstra entertaining visitors in the main concourse of the Museum; a busy group trying their hand at a variety of music related crafts projects; and finally, the band of the Governor General’s Foot Guards playing a selection of military music for an audience in the LeBreton Gallery.