October 2014 at the Canadian War Museum

September 26, 2014

Documentary Series
October 3 and 4
Barney Danson Theatre

Join us for a screening of the new documentary film series, War Correspondence. Films by Viveka Melki, produced by Tortuga Films, with the financial support of RDI and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

Episode 1: War Correspondence 1914–1918, Ever Your Loving Son
October 3 – 5 p.m. (French) and 7:30 p.m. (English)
October 4 – 10 a.m. (French) and 11:30 a.m. (English)

Episode 2: War Correspondence: 1939–1945, Carried on the Waves
October 4 – 1 p.m. (French) and 2:30 p.m. (English)

Theatre Performance: Spitfire Dance – A Dramatic Musical Entertainment in Two Acts
October 23 — 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
October 24 and 25 — 2 and 7:30 p.m.
October 26 — 2 p.m.
Barney Danson Theatre

Accompanied by well-loved Second World War-era songs, Spitfire Dance tells the stories of pioneer female aviators — their courage, their daring and their frustrations. These were the women who dared to compete in that most masculine of worlds: aviation.

Written and directed by Clint Ward. Starring Karen Cromar, Glen Bowser and Brian Jackson (Music Director).

Running time: 120 minutes with a 15-minute intermission

50th Anniversary of the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in Cyprus
October 30

On October 30, 2014 the Parnassos Hellenic Cultural Society of Ottawa is recognizing the 50th anniversary of the United Nation peacekeeping mission to Cyprus at the Canadian War Museum.

6 p.m.: Visit of the Canadian War Museum’s      permanent Cyprus display with historian Dr. Andrew Burtch — Gallery 4

7 p.m.: Public lecture, A Calculus of Interest: Canadian Peacekeeping Diplomacy in Cyprus” by Dr. Greg Donaghy, Head, Historical Section,  Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada — Barney Danson Theatre

8–9 p.m.: Public reception, Main Lobby

A Calculus of Interest: Canadian Peacekeeping Diplomacy in Cyprus

Fifty years ago, Canadian peacekeepers landed on the small Mediterranean island of Cyprus, where they stayed for more than three decades. Dr. Greg Donaghy’s illustrated lecture — the first to use declassified Cabinet and diplomatic records — tackles three key questions related to this historic mission: Why did Canadians go to distant Cyprus? Why did they stay? And why did they leave? His answers offer a valuable lesson in diplomatic accounting and the calculus of interest that still resonates.

Free admission
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