Canada Day at the Canadian War Museum

June 26, 2013

Public Service Announcement


Ottawa, Ontario, June 26, 2013 — On Monday, July 1, Museum admission is free from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Join us for some of the family activities planned specially for Canada Day.

Canada Day Weekend Activities
July 1
From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 3 to 7 p.m.


Battlefield Medicine
Gallery 1
If a soldier was wounded in battle, would he survive a trip to the doctor? Learn how battlefield surgeons treated wounds in the 19th century and see the contents of their medical kit.


First World War Soldier’s Kit
Gallery 2
Get a first-hand look at the clothing and equipment used by Canadians soldiers during the First World War.


Second World War Kit
Gallery 3
See some of the clothes, gear and weapons used by Canadian soldiers during the Second World War.


LeBreton Gallery
How does a submarine submerge and surface? How does a periscope work? Find out the answers to these questions by taking part in hands-on activities.


In conjunction with Peace – The Exhibition:


The Art of Peace – Artifact Spotlight
July 1–31
1 p.m. (in English) and 2 p.m. (in French)
Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae Gallery

What can art tell us about peace? Take a tour of the art in Peace – The Exhibition with one of our trained interpreters. Look closely at the works of art on display to uncover their stories and work together to determine how they contribute to the messages of the exhibition.

The Art of Peace tour uses a participatory facilitation technique designed to enhance visitors’ comfort level talking about art, while engaging in meaningful learning.


Ultimate Peace Song
July 1–31, 2013
From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae Gallery


Peace Train or Highway of Heroes? 99 Red Balloons or 21 Guns? What song, in your opinion, best represents peace to you?

Every day, you can choose between two songs from among the 32 English or 16 French song suggestions. The final song from each language that survives elimination will be declared the “Ultimate Peace Song.” Be sure to vote in the gallery either in the Museum or through our social media channels!  #UltimatePeaceSong

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 Media contacts:

Yasmine Mingay
Manager, Public Affairs
Canadian War Museum
Telephone: 819-776-8608
Avra Gibbs Lamey
Communications and Media Relations Officer
Canadian War Museum
Telephone: 819-776-8607