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Overview of Canadian War Museum School Programs Offering


The Canadian War Museum, your museum of military history, offers a wide range of learning opportunities that will fascinate students of all levels. Through historical artifacts, personal stories, artwork, photographs and interactive presentations, the

Museum’s school programs help students discover Canada’s rich military history.

The Museum offers meaningful learning experiences designed to support teachers in providing exceptional history education. Our programs ensure that your students come away with a greater understanding of the human stories behind historical events.

Our programs closely match Ontario and Quebec curricula in the areas of Social Studies, History and Geography.

The Colonel Douglas H. Gunter History Awards

The Canadian War Museum is dedicated to the study of Canadian military history and the effects of war upon Canada and its people. Each year, the Museum sponsors a national history award competition for senior high school students, based on a historically significant event or theme.


The Colonel Douglas H. Gunter History Award program is currently under review and will not be offered in the 2018-2019 school year.


Recipients of the 2018 Colonel Douglas H. Gunter History Awards

In 2018, applicants of the Colonel Douglas H. Gunter History Awards were asked to submit an original work considering “The Legacy of the First World War”.

Of the entries submitted by students from across Canada, three were retained as winners:

Laora Fonderflick
Cochrane High School
Calgary, Alberta
Category: Text
Canada Day Versus Memorial Day

Sarah Sheppard
Etobicoke School of the Arts
Oakville, Ontario
Category: Visual Art
Every Day Memorials
Statement of intent

Xuesi (Athena) Zhong
Bayview Secondary School
Markam, Ontario
Category: Visual Art
The Unseen Contributors to the Canadian Identity
Statement of intent


The Colonel Douglas H. Gunter History Awards are financially supported by the Friends of the Canadian War Museum.


For any inquiries about the Colonel Douglas H. Gunter History Awards, students can either email us at or call us at 819-776-7000 (toll free: 1-800-555-5621).

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