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Peter Jackson’s World War I Documentary ‘They Shall Not Grow Old’ Revealed in First Trailer

peter-jackson-world-war-i-documentary-they-shall-not-grow-oldOscar-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson‘s latest labor of love, which he made for free, is the World War I documentary, They Shall Not Grow Old. The stunning technological and historical achievement documents the lives of soldiers fighting in World War I brought to life using archival historical footage restored to near high-definition standards, complete with hand-colorized updates. The WingNut Films production, complimented with archival material provided by the BBC and London’s Imperial War Museum, will be making its premiere at the BFI London Film Festival followed by a U.K.-wide release of the 2D/3D film by Trafalgar Releasing on that same day, October 16th.
The film is part of the World War I centenary’s official program of cultural events known as “14-18 NOW”, funded by contributions from the British lottery, the government’s department of culture, and the Arts Council. They Shall Not Grow Old will also be distributed to all of Britain’s secondary schools after release. You can get an early look at the incredible restoration of these 100-year-old film strips in the first trailer for the documentary, along with commentary from Jackson himself.
Take a look at the impressive first trailer for They Shall Not Grow Old below (via BBC):
In the above first look, Jackson confirmed that though computer technology may have smoothed the transitions between the frames of the old film strips, none of the visual material presented was created by the production team. Instead, the century-old film stills have been restored and colorized, with modern audio filing in the sensory gaps and, perhaps most interestingly of all, professional lip-readers weighing in on what they believe the soldiers’ dialogue to be, along with actors lending their voices to the brave members of this formerly black-and-white generation to bring them back to life. Impressive stuff.
Here’s what Jackson had to say about the project, earlier this year:
“We’re making a film [that is] not the usual film you would expect on the First World War. We’re making a film that shows this incredible footage in which the faces of the men just jump out at you. It’s the people that come to life in this film.”


Image via House Productions, Trustees of the Imperial War Museum – London, WingNut Films

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The Vimy Pilgrimage Award

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2019 Vimy Pilgrimage Award

Young Canadians, 14-17 years of age, who demonstrate a commitment to volunteer work through outstanding service, positive contributions, notable deeds, and bravery are eligible to apply for the Vimy Foundation’s annual Vimy Pilgrimage Award. The Award is a fully-funded immersive educational program in Belgium and France to study Canada’s tremendous First World War effort.

The 2019 program, scheduled for April 2–10, will feature interactive education and visits to significant First World War sites, museums, cemeteries, historic battlefields, and memorials including the Canadian National Vimy Memorial. Twenty youth from across Canada will be selected to explore our nation’s history abroad.

Deadline: Sunday, November 18, 2018, at 11:59pm (Pacific).

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There will be twenty awards available consisting of a fully-funded, week-long educational program for one to Belgium and France.


The itinerary includes museum, cemetery, historic site and battlefield visits. Read the full itinerary.

Thank you to Scotiabank for their generous support of the Vimy Pilgrimage Award. Scotiabank aims to support organizations that are committed to helping young people reach their infinite potential, and has been investing in Canadian communities for 185 years.

Air Canada is proud to support our youth and tomorrow’s leaders by sponsoring the 2019 Vimy Pilgrimage Award, allowing 20 exceptional teenagers from across Canada to learn and remember.
Thank you to Canada’s National History Society for their ongoing support of the Vimy Pilgrimage Award.
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Artificial intelligence: Transforming the battlefield

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Artificial intelligence: Transforming the battlefield

Artificial intelligence:
Transforming the battlefield

Story by Stephen J. Thorne

Artificial intelligence will have a profound impact on militaries around the world, and Canada is ideally positioned to wage the evolving wars of tomorrow, says the head of the Canadian Forces Intelligence Command. In an interview with Legion Magazine ahead of a Canadian Military Intelligence Association conference on the subject in Ottawa on Oct. 23, Rear Admiral Scott Bishop said Canadians have been studying AI for decades and now stand at the technology’s forefront.


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October 17, 1952
Taking back Hill 355

Hill 355, about 40 kilometres south of Seoul, South Korea, was so named by the United Nations military coalition during the Korean War because it was 355 metres above sea level. The troops called it Little Gibraltar because, like the British fortress for which it was named, it commanded the highest ground overlooking supply lines. Whoever controlled it had the upper hand in the sector.

Canadians saw a lot of action on and around Hill 355, defending the front lines and pushing back heavy enemy assaults. Every Canadian battalion saw service there at some point.

Following heavy bombardment in November 1951, the Chinese wrested control from American troops. The Chinese “shelled for a long, long time,” recalled Gunner Noel Knockwood in a Heroes Remember video. The Royal 22nd Regiment held its defensive position under the hill despite being surrounded, until the Americans could get it back.

The counterattack began with bombardment.

“I remember I was called back to my gun (a 105 mm howitzer), and we began counter-fire onto the enemy. After that, when we would meet up with the infantry boys…they told us that ‘If it weren’t for the artillery, we wouldn’t be here today,” recalled Knockwood.

Sixteen Canadians were killed, 44 wounded and three taken prisoner. More bitter attacks were to come.

Bombardment at the beginning of October 1952 signalled that the Chinese were preparing another major strike.

On Oct. 17, the Royal Canadian Regiment came under heavy artillery attack. By Oct. 22, defences were badly damaged, telephone wires were cut and ammunition storage pits were caved in.

An attack was expected, so all night, one man stood watch in each fighting slit, according to an account written by the Canadian Army Historical Section.

The Chinese launched an attack Oct. 23 which was so fierce that some Canadians were forced to withdraw. “The last troops to leave the position were not the Chinese,” said the account. Men from two platoons “had held out to the traditional ‘last round,’ and then played dead.”

Allied tank and mortar fire was ordered up to pepper Hill 355 as well as the area to the west and the valley to the north.

A counterattack was called at about midnight, and the Hill was retaken on Oct. 24, at a cost of 18 Canadian dead, 43 wounded and 14 taken prisoner.

The Chinese attacked again several times in November, but no ground was yielded.

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October 19, 1814

The Americans defeat the British in the Battle of Cook’s Mills, the penultimate engagement fought on Canadian soil during the War of 1812. The victory is short-lived, however, as the Americans eventually withdraw back to the United States.


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Canadian happenings in the Bay Area

A newsletter from another Canadian organization in the Bay area.  We thank the Digital Moose Lounge for being supportive of our activities and remembrance events.

Just in time for the weekend!

Friday, Oct 19th – Book launch: Author Paul Myers, One Dumb Guy: Kids in the Hall
Saturday, Oct 20th – Volunteer to help the Royal Canadian Legion Clean Up Liberty Cemetery

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And, thank you to our partner, Berkeley Canadian Studies, for co-hosting the 2nd Annual Canadian Thanksgiving Family Dinner at Berkeley. 
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Thursday, Nov 15th
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Friday, Oct 19th

World premiere book launch:  Bay Area Canadian author Paul Myers’ new biography, One Dumb Guy: Kids in the Hall, joined by Dave Foley of Kids In The Hall. Plus, a screening of the 1996 KITH film, Brain Candy.More information>>

Saturday, Oct 20th
Royal Canadian Legion – Volunteer event

Volunteer: Help the Royal Canadian Legion Clean Up Liberty Cemetery in Petaluma!Liberty Cemetery in Petaluma is one of two final resting places of Canadian servicemen and servicewomen in the Bay Area that the Royal Canadian Legion US Branch 25 maintains.

Join members of the Legion and the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps Arkansas Division for a clean up and some minor repairs in advance of this year’s Remembrance Day service.

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Monday, Oct 29th

Idea Exchange: UCalgary President Elizabeth Cannon invites alumni, donors and friends to join her for her final official visit to San Francisco to explore how the university and its partners are leading life-saving research by focusing on technology first!Sign-up in advance.

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Tuesday, November 6th

CELS Meetup: Join CELS members and leadership at a monthly, informal meet-up for Canadian Life Science professionals to network with local colleagues.More information>>


Saturday, November 10th

The Royal Canadian Legion’s annual Remembrance Day CeremonyJoin this hour long ceremony starting at 10:30 a.m. at Liberty Cemetery in Petaluma. Please note that the ceremony is the day before Remembrance Day this year, due to the Festival of Remembrance (see below).

You can find out where to get poppies here.

Sunday, November 11th

The Festival of Remembrance: Finally, while not organized by the branch, the Royal Canadian Legion US Zone, Branch #25 always participates in the Festival of Remembrance that is hosted by the Royal British Legion.  This event occurs on the Sunday closest to Remembrance Day at 3:00pm in Grace Cathedral, 1100 California St, San Francisco, CA.

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C100 is looking for our next team member! Hackathon #2 recap and more!

A newsletter from one of our fellow Canadian organizations in the Bay Area.  And thanks to C100 for hosting a poppy box in their offices and at their events throughout the month (and for the plug in their newsletter)!

C100 is Looking For Our Next Intern!
Are you a university student with a passion for entrepreneurship and technology? Do you know someone who would be a great candidate? C100 is hiring for a 4 or 8 month Intern or Co-op Student for a Program Analyst role in San Francisco! The intern will support the team and C100’s entrepreneurs through curated program initiatives, offering business analysis, operations and data analysis during the term. Click the below for more details!
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C100 Hackathon Recap
Last week at C100’s Hackathon #2, we brought together an incredible group to focus on the topic of creating a matched platform to connect our community.
Each team had their own creative ideas, summarized below:
Team 1:​ A directory and communication channel using the tool ​Vanilla Forums​
Team 2: ​A directory and communication channel using a WordPress plugin ​UM​
Team 3:​ A custom code directory and communication channel with a login portal linked with Linkedin’s API that lives on the C100’s website
C100 is excited to review the team’s proposals and work with our our participants on innovative ways to bring the community closer together. Stay tuned!
Remembrance Day
C100 would like to thank Michael Barbour for visiting us last week. He is a part of the The Royal Canadian Legion US Zone, Branch #25 representing the San Francisco Bay area. Each year the Royal Canadian Legion conducts the Poppy campaign and C100 will be participating this year with poppies being available during our November events!

If you are interested in hosting a poppy box at your business or organization, please click here for more information.

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Interpreting the Indian Act

A new exhibit at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg identifies issues with the Indian Act and challenges people to think about its historical and continuing impacts on Indigenous people across Canada.
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Beyond the Trenches

As Canadians mark the centennial of the end of the “war to end all wars,” here are some national historic sites on the home front that enrich and enhance our knowledge of the First World War.
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Ottawa’s Blue Sea Bog

Just ten kilometres southeast of Parliament Hill, the Mer Bleue Bog is known as the “hidden jewel” of Ottawa’s greenbelt. Explore one of its many trails to discover a boreal landscape that is atypical for this region. Read more


Blackfoot Legacy

One hour east of Calgary, on Alberta’s Siksika Nation, is Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park. The cultural, educational, and entertainment centre promotes and preserves the Siksika Nation Peoples’ language, culture, and traditions. Read more

Ghosts of Gold

When Allen Macartney embarked on a 1,500 kilometre solo canoe and hiking trip to retrace the Klondike gold rush route, he encountered the ruins and relics of mining settlements that at one time were bustling spots in Yukon.
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