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First World War Centenary

August 2014 marked the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War — a pivotal event in our history. The Dominions of Canada and Newfoundland sacrificed and contributed to the war effort in ways too often forgotten. Through their actions, a generation of Canadians established our nation as an independent force on the international scene.

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Your support for the work of the Canadian War Museum will ensure that the story of our military past is preserved and shared, now and for generations to come.

The Canadian War Museum is Canada’s national museum of military history and is tasked with a single overriding objective: to help all Canadians understand our country’s military history in its personal, national and international dimensions.

With your support, the Museum can set new standards of excellence for how we preserve and share the stories and memories of our military history through exhibitions, collections, research, education and outreach.

Areas in Need of Support

These areas of Museum activity are in need of your support:

  • First World War Centenary
  • Education and Outreach
  • Collections (Acquisition and Restoration)
  • Research
  • Exhibitions

Legacy Giving

Our Past Informs Our Future: Create Your Legacy Today

A gift through your will to the Museum makes a significant difference to help safeguard and share the story of people, objects and events that reflect and have shaped Canada’s history and identify for future generations

By creating your own legacy with a future gift, you will be invited to be a part of the Legacy Society and will join the many donors who have included the Museum in their estate plans.

For more information on the Museum’s Legacy Society, please contact Yasmine Mingay, Director, Public Affairs, Major Gifts and Sponsorship at 819-776-8608, or, to learn how your bequest can help the Museum. You can also simply fill out and send back the enclosed form to let us know of your interest.

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