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The Armistice Centennial – A Musical Commemoration


TheEleventhHour PAMPHLET


Saturday, November 3, 7:30 p.m. LeBreton Gallery

Tickets: $30; $20 for students; free for children 3–12


The Friends of the Canadian War Museum invites you to The Eleventh Hour, a commemoration of the centenary of the end of the First World War, one of the most devastating conflicts in world history.

Featuring the Cantata Singers of Ottawa, with music composed and conducted by Andrew Ager, this multimedia event will be introduced by War Museum historian Dr. Tim Cook, who will set the scene for the war’s final 100 days.

The Armistice on November 11, 1918 marked the end of the Great War, while ushering in a period of major political change and social upheaval. With a nod to music of the early 20th century, along with extensive new material, The Eleventh Hour is an evocative memorial to the war years and a brave new world.

Come early to enjoy music by OrKidstra in the Lobby of the War Museum.

Before the main event, there will be a performance by OrKidstra. After the concert, visitors will have an opportunity to visit the Last Hundred Days exhibition.



Notice: 31st Annual General Meeting

Barney Danson Theatre, Canadian War Museum
Thursday, June 7, 2018, 1800 hours

1800 - Registration and a meet and greet with light refreshments
1830 - Business Meeting

Business will consist inter alia of:

  • Approval of the Minutes of the 30th AGM
  • Recognition of the Silver Friends for 2018
  • Presentation of the Volunteer of the Year Award
  • The President's Report
  • The Financial Report
  • Appointment of Accountant
  • Election of Directors
  • Update from Director General CWM
  • Other Business

Nominations to fill vacancies on the Board of Directors should be sent to the Secretary by mail at 1 Vimy Place, Ottawa, ON  K1A 0M8, or by email to .

Approved secretarially by the Board of Directors of the Friends of the Canadian War Museum following the Board meeting of 21 March 2018.

FCWM Forum – Canadian Conscripts at War: 1918

Friends Forum 1 CopyThis edition in the series of FCWM Fora held on 24 January, featured retired RCAF Colonel Patrick Dennis who spoke on a subject that was clearly close to his heart.

Prompted by the experience of his paternal grandfather and other relatives of the period, Colonel Dennis has undertaken a detailed study of conscription in the First World War that has challenged long held myths of the conscripts (some of which were perpetuated in an article in the 1917 Supplement of the Torch).

Based on 8 years of detailed study, Colonel Patrick has produced a book detailing the background to, and introduction of conscription in Canada and refutes the many myths surrounding the process and the conscripts themselves.  Reluctant Warriors – Canadian Conscripts and the Great War is probably the seminal study on this widely misunderstood subject. 

Read more: FCWM Forum – Canadian Conscripts at War: 1918

Friends Forum Wednesday, January 24, 2018


Atelier “A” Canadian War Museum 1 Vimy Place Ottawa ON K1A 0M8

Learn about : “What stubborn-hearted virtues they disguised!” Canadian Conscripts at War – 1918 Presented by Colonel (Ret’d) Patrick Dennis

1330 – Presentation 1430 – Refreshments
Price *Donation to the FCWM
RSVP By Thursday, January 4, 2018
Parking At the Museum – Charges apply

If you wish to attend, please telephone the Friends Office at 819.776.8618 or email at

*Donations will be accepted at the door in cash or by cheque.  Receipts will be issued

Read more: Friends Forum Wednesday, January 24, 2018


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