CWGC Goes Live!

A useful resource that may be of interest to some members.


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Join us on Thursday 9 April for the first of our brand CWGC Live series.

First up is Historian and Interpretation Officer Max Dutton as he takes you on a virtual tour of the Somme.

Tune into our Facebook page at 2.30pm (UK time) every Thursday to hear from specialists from within the Commonwealth War Graves Commission as they delve deeper into the work that we undertake.

You can post your questions on our Facebook page here, or ask them directly to Max during the live stream tomorrow.

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Coming up on the CWGC Live series…

In the Garden with Director of Horticulture, David Richardson – 16 April

A Virtual Tour of Gallipoli with Historian, Max Dutton – 23 April

Into the Archives with Chief Archivist, Andrew Fetherston – 30 April

CWGC Architecture with Director of Works, Jon Gedling – 7 May

Coming soon…

Starting next week our new podcast ‘The 1.7 million stories of the CWGC’

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WWI Webinar Series: “Finding Your WWI Ancestors”

An item from the World War One Centennial Commission.


WWI Webinar Series

Brought to you by the
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April 10, 2020 , 1p Eastern •  “FInding Your WWI Ancestors”

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“Finding Your WWI Ancestors”
Genealogy Research Tips & Tricks


Please join us for “FINDING YOUR WWI ANCESTORS” an introduction to WWI genealogy research with author Debra Dudek on Friday, April 10 at 1pm Eastern.

Though these are difficult times, with literally 1 in 4 Americans sheltering in place, it is also an opportunity to get to some of “those” projects you have been too busy to get around to.


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Meet and Learn From the Author

Each participant will receive a free copy of the 100-page “WWI Genealogy Research Guide”, in digital form, featuring hundreds of references and live links to other resources for your research.

Here is your chance to get the tools, resources and know-how to get started. You’ll receive amazing advice, tips and tricks from Debra Dudek who is expert on finding WWI family heritage. You’ll not only enjoy the hour with the very energetic and dynamic Ms. Dudek, but with what you take away, you can create a project that reaches across family units, geography and generations.

Free digital copy of the book

Free 100-page Research Guide
You’ll receive a digital copy of the World War I Genealogy Research Guide


“They Deserve to be Remembered”
narrated by Gary Sinise

We will close with a special screening of the documentary: “They Deserve to be Remembered” – which examines the war, America’s contribution to it and why those who served MUST be remembered. The 7-minute educational short is narrated by veteran advocate, actor and musician Gary Sinise.

Documentary narrated by Gary Sinise

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Our next Virtual Roundtable: Startup Playbook in a Sudden Downturn – Adapting your Business Plan for Recession Times

An item from one of our fellow Canadian organizations in the Bay Area.


C100 is excited to share our newest series of virtual roundtables in collaboration with Careerlist: Startup Playbook in a Sudden Downturn. Please join us for the next session on Wednesday.
We look forward to seeing you online!
Upcoming C100 Virtual Roundtables
April 8th @ 9AM PT/12PM ET
Startup Playbook in a Sudden Downturn: Adapting your business plan for recession times
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Panelist:
Tihomir Bajic (CEO, LTSE Software). The Long Term Stock Exchange (LTSE) is an SEC-registered exchange designed to create a new way of being public for companies that aim to build their businesses, advance their visions and generate value for decades to come. To support companies on their pathway to becoming public, Tihomir led the creation of LTSE Software, a suite of tools helping company builders with everything from runway planning, cap table management, headcount planning, to mapping out an IPO, and identifying long term-focused investors. While still completing his comp sci degree at University of Toronto, Tiho joined the Toronto-based Workbrain and witnessed its fast growth and public market debut. He later joined several colleagues to start another Canadian startup; Rypple and helped start their San Francisco office before being acquired by Salesforce. Tiho likes to spend his free time with his 3 kids or with early stage startup founders.

Moderator and Co-host:
Michael Scissons (CEO, Careerlist). Careerlist is building the first modern talent platform, pairing the industry’s top recruiters with technology that transforms the job search experience for candidates. Michael previously founded Flashstock (acq. by Shutterstock), which grew into the global leader in Content as a Service, and Syncapse (acq. by Looksmart), a leading social technology company powering social marketing solutions for global enterprises. More recently, Michael led global eCommerce businesses at AB InBev, launching and acquiring operations in 10+ countries. Michael’s first role out of college was with Facebook, where he served as the Canadian Director of media sales within the Interpublic network, leading Facebook’s sales efforts from its earliest days.

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New Digital Resources for At-Home Learning

A couple of historical war items in this resource.


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Canada's History

Canada and the Second World War

From farms to factories to fighting, the Second World War touched Canadians in many ways. Learn more about Canada and the Second World War in the latest issue of Kayak: Canada’s History Magazine for Kids.

Bonus: Many of the articles in Kayak are digitized so you can share them with students at home. See what’s in the April 2020 issue

Attack on Bell Island

Although Newfoundland wasn’t part of Canada yet, it was definitely part of the war — we imagined what it might have been like when German submarines torpedoed the harbour on Bell Island in 1942. Read more

‘Bomb Girls’: Defense Industries Limited and the Home Front

In this lesson, students will be asked to collect data about the role, impact and experiences of the women known as the ‘Bomb Girls’. Learn more

As Memory Fades

In this activity, students will learn more about their family’s connection to the Second World War and consider how memories of the war change with different perspectives. Learn more

Significant Events in Canadian History Survey

Do you teach Canadian history in Canadian K-12 schools? You are being invited to participate in a research study titled “Significant Events in Canadian History.” Learn more

Virtual Heritage Fair

At Canada’s History, we have been talking a lot about how we can support Heritage Fair students while schools are closed and fairs are cancelled. We know many students have already started or finished their projects, and we want to encourage their work by providing an opportunity for them to still share their research.

As such, we are launching a Virtual Heritage Fair! From April 15 to May 1, we will showcase the Heritage Fair projects from participating students on our new Instagram account: @heritagefairs_fetespatrimoine

We invite you to check out the contest details, share the news of this program with your students, and encourage them to submit a Virtual Heritage Fair project.
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Canadian Air Force becomes royal

An item from the Legion Magazine.


Front Lines
Coffee: The soldier’s drink of ‘choice and remembrance’

Coffee: The soldier’s drink of
‘choice and remembrance’

Story by Stephen J. Thorne

When times are tough and you’re far from home, it’s often the little things that mean the most. You’d be hard-pressed to find a soldier who wouldn’t put coffee near the top of that list.

“Of all the drinks, meals, and other fuels I have experienced in my life as a soldier, it is coffee that stands out as the stand-alone drink of choice and remembrance,” retired U.S. Army colonel Keith Nightingale wrote in Foreign Policy Magazine. “Of all the necessary assets and material, a cup of hot coffee competes with ammunition as a crucial soldier commodity.”

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Canadian Air Force becomes royal

Canadian Air Force becomes royal

Story by Sharon Adams

On April 1, 1924, Canada’s flying service was renamed the Royal Canadian Air Force. Its motto Through Adversity to the Stars is fitting indeed. In September 1914, just one month after entering the First World War, Canada sent one aircraft of the Canadian Aviation Corps to England.

It was only a decade after the first controlled powered flight, and military use of aircraft was still in its infancy. Italy had used aircraft for reconnaissance photography and to direct artillery fire in the year-long war with Turkey ending 1912. They had even dropped grenades from aircraft and are credited with the first military aerial bombing.

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Ross Mitchell: A sniper from the farm
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This week in history
This week in history

April 1, 1734

The lighthouse at Louisbourg on Cape Breton Island is officially lit; the only other on the entire eastern coast of North America is in Boston.

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Special Online Presentation of the Nat. WWI Memorial in Washington DC

Note this special event tomorrow that is brought to us by World War One Centennial Commission.


WWI Webinar Series

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April 03, 2020  •  Virtual Tour of the National WWI Memorial in Washington D.C. & Construction Update

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Virtual Tour of the National WWI Memorial in Washington D.C. & Construction Update


This is a great opportunity to get an insider perspective on this important project. We are practicing all CDC Covid-19 protocols and are fortunate to be able to continue to build the Memorial in our Nation’s Capital to honor our WWI Veterans  for generations to come.

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Walkthrough with Lead Designer

You’ll meet Joe Weishaar, lead designer for the memorial whose international design competition entry was selected from 360 entries. Joe will walk you through the approved design.

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Free Keepsake Design Document
You’ll receive a digital copy of an 80-page design document that tells you everything about the Memorial.


Construction Update From The Field

Meredith Carr, Deputy Director of the U.S. World War One Centennial Commission will moderate a conversation with the construction team. You’ll hear about the progress made and the challenges under the current  coronavirus crisis.

We have a live high resolution camera to take you to the site, and time lapse images to show you progress.

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“A Soldier’s Journey”

Learn about the giant bronze sculpture called “A Soldier’s Journey” being created by master sculptor Sabin Howard. You’ll get the whole story through a 13 minutes documentary film about it.

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