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First World War Centenary Gala

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More than 425,000 Canadians served overseas during the First World War, putting their lives on the line and altering the course of Canadian and world history. We invite you to honour their outstanding legacy as we mark the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the war.


Please join us for the Canadian War Museum’s


First World War Centenary Gala
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Canadian War Museum
1 Vimy Place, Ottawa, Ontario


Black tie optional / mess dress


This prestigious event includes a cocktail reception,
an elegant dinner in the Museum’s magnificent LeBreton Gallery
and exclusive previews of our inaugural Centenary exhibitions:


Transformations – A. Y. Jackson and Otto Dix
Witnesses – Canadian First World War Art


National Presenting Sponsor




Gala proceeds will aid Canadian veterans and their families through the
War Museum’s Operation Veteran program and
The Royal Canadian Legion’s Poppy Trust Fund.



Official Caterer


Distinction by Sodexo



With thanks to our Brigade Patrons



BMO Financial Group


Ocean Capital Investments


Canadas Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies



This unforgettable evening will commemorate the heroic and historic significance of the “war to end all wars.” For further details, including ticket and sponsorship information, please email or phone 819-776-7114.


Registration form (PDF file, 59 Kb)



The Canadian War Museum’s First World War Centenary Plans

The year 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War, a pivotal event in our history. Canada was a young country during the years 1914 to 1918. It made sacrifices and contributions to the war effort in ways too often forgotten. Through their actions, a generation of Canadians established our nation as an independent force on the international scene. Canadians at home and abroad will observe and recognize this as a key anniversary. They will also see this important period as an occasion for honouring the service and sacrifice of so many Canadians.

The Canadian War Museum has long preserved Canada’s military history for future generations. We recognize our responsibility as stewards and guardians of the shared history of Canadians. We want to ensure that people throughout the country gain a better understanding of this history and the legacy of those who made sacrifices to protect Canada and other nations.


About the Canadian War Museum’s Operation Veteran

Operation Veteran was founded in 2009 by Dr. Paul Kavanagh in association with the Canadian War Museum.

Thanks to contributions from generous private donors, students and schools across Canada, all veterans visiting the Museum can enjoy a meal in the War Museum’s cafeteria. Through its educational component, Supply Line, Operation Veteran also builds bridges between the generations by supporting education programs at the Museum and in classrooms across Canada.


About The Royal Canadian Legion’s Poppy Trust Fund

The mission of The Royal Canadian Legion is to serve all veterans (including serving Canadian Forces and Royal Canadian Mounted Police members and their families), to promote remembrance, and to serve our communities and our country.

The Poppy Trust Fund provides financial assistance to veterans in need and their dependants. The need may be for shelter, food, fuel, clothing, prescription medicine, necessary transportation, or comforts for veterans and their surviving spouses who are hospitalized.



Royal Canadian Legion


Canadian War Museum




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