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The Canadian War Museum and the Friends of the Canadian War Museum are pleased to announce they have awarded the prestigious Colonel Douglas H. Gunter History Award to five high school seniors from across Canada for their outstanding works of art and scholarship on the theme of Canada and the First World War.

Judged by a multi-disciplinary committee, the annual Colonel Douglas H. Gunter History Awards are open to all graduating high school seniors and carry a $1,000 cash prize for each of the five winners. This year’s laureates are:

  • Kathleen Rossiter of Belleisle Regional High in Springfield, New Brunswick for her audio visual presentation The Life of John J. Ross

This year’s theme was chosen to commemorate the centenary of the start of the First World War. Beginning in August 1914, it would last more than four years, and claim the lives of approximately 9 million people in uniform. During the same period, the war and related conflicts would kill an estimated 20 million civilians.


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