September 2013 at the Canadian War Museum

August 21, 2013

Peace – The Exhibition
Curatorial Tours
Thursday, September 19
6 to 8 p.m.
Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae Gallery

Each year, the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on September 21. It is a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.

This year, celebrate this event and accompany Dr. Amber Lloydlangston, curator of Peace – The Exhibition. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the objects and stories that make up the Canadian War Museum’s latest special exhibition.

Two Perspectives, One Wish: Peace
A talk with Roxanne Bouchard and Patrick Kègle
Thursday, September 19
8 to 9 p.m.
Barney Danson Theatre
French with simultaneous English translation

She was a pacifist, living with her partner, a musician, in Quebec. He was a soldier serving in Afghanistan. They connected when she answered the fan letter he sent to her partner. Neither of them imagined that they were starting a conversation that would continue for years ─ through dozens of emails, two tours in Afghanistan, loves lost and found ─ and would eventually turn into a book. Listen as Corporal Patrick Kègle and Roxanne Bouchard, co-authors of En Terrain Miné (VLB ÉDITEUR) describe their unlikely friendship and the ways that it has changed both of their lives.

Starting in 2004, these two “virtual friends” corresponded, challenging each other to consider and explain their opinions and convictions. How could he be fighting for peace? How could she believe peace possible without fighting? In so doing, they engaged in a thoughtful and thought-provoking discussion about what it means to work for peace in the world today.

The Art of Peace – Artifact Spotlight
September 2, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 and 29
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.

What Does Peace Look Like?
September 1–30
From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae Gallery

Peace – The Exhibition
explores the many different ways that Canadians have acted for peace over the years. Now, we’d love to hear from you. Reflecting on the exhibition, what does peace look like to you? Draw a picture or write a response. Then, take a few minutes to look at the ways that other people have responded.

Culture Days
September 27–29
From 10 4 p.m.

Celebrate Culture Days at the Canadian War Museum with free activities, What Does Peace Look Like? and Peace Buttons. Culture Days is an annual national event celebrating arts and culture from coast to coast to coast.