Remembrance Week at the Canadian War Museum

October 30, 2013

Remembrance Activities
November 2, 3, 9, 10 and 11
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Decorate and personalize a poppy and add it to a wreath to be displayed outside of Memorial Hall. Send a note of appreciation to Canadian Forces members who are away from their families. Add a note to our display “Who do you remember?”.

Canadian Forces Artists Program
Thursday, November 7
4:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Barney Danson Theatre

Join us for a series of events featuring artists who participated in the Canadian Forces Artists Program in 2010 and 2011. Meet some of the artists, hear their stories and discover how they created works to reflect their experiences with the members of the Canadian Armed Forces. The display, Artists at Work, will be presented in the Lobby from November 7 to 11.

4:30 p.m. – Reading of the play Cry at Midnight by Talia Pura (In English only)
5:30 p.m. – Meet the artists
6:30 p.m. – Speeches
7 p.m. – Artists Panel: Moderated by Dr. Laura Brandon (In English with simultaneous French translation)

A Musical Presentation: Gertrude Létourneau and Garry Elliott – Coming home…
Saturday, November 9
2 p.m.
LeBreton Gallery
In English and French
Free with Museum admission

Coming Home… is a tribute to Canada’s veterans and a celebration of the 60th anniversary of the end of the Korean War. Gertrude Létourneau, singer and flutist from the Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre, and Garry Elliott, guitarist, will perform songs that express the emotions surrounding the return of our veterans.

The Afghan Mission Film Festival
Sunday, November 10
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Barney Danson Theatre

This festival features a series of films of Canadians and their experiences during the war in Afghanistan.

11 a.m.            Op Apollo (In French), 25 min
12 p.m.            Desert Lions (In English), 60 min
1 p.m.              The Van Doos in Afghanistan (In French), 44 min
2 p.m.              Waging Peace – Canada in Afghanistan (In English), 53 min
3 p.m.              Life and Death in Kandahar (In English), 44 min

Visit for the film descriptions.

Broadcast of the Official Remembrance Day Ceremony from the National War Memorial
November 11
10 a.m.
LeBreton Gallery (in English)

Memorial Hall Visitation and Webcast
November 11
10:40 a.m.
Memorial Hall
Tickets available at 9:30 a.m.

On Remembrance Day, at exactly 11 a.m., sunlight shines through a single window in Memorial Hall to frame the headstone representing Canada’s Unknown Soldier. A limited number of free tickets will be available as of 9:30 a.m. at the Information Desk. No reservations are permitted.

This moving event will also be broadcast within the Museum, and streamed live at

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission
November 11
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Are you related to a Commonwealth soldier who died in one of the two World Wars? Have you ever wondered where he or she is commemorated? Staff from the Canadian Agency of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission will help you access the Debt of Honour Register and search for their location of commemoration.

Remapping History
November 11
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Speak to members of the Department of National Defense Mapping and Charting Division. Learn more about today’s technology and how it has been used to provide new life to the Canadian War Museum’s archival maps.

Gallery Animations
November 11
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Throughout the Museum

Participate in hands-on activities featuring replica and authentic artifacts from different eras of Canada’s military history.

November 11
11:30 a.m. – Les Choristes
12:30 p.m. – Joan of Arc Academy
1:30 p.m. – Ottawa Catholic School Board
2:30 p.m. – Tone Cluster
LeBreton Gallery

Listen to the beautiful voices of four local choirs, performing songs of remembrance.

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Media contacts:

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