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Honour the 100th Anniversary of the Armistice

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Image of the Armistice 1918-2018 coin.Dearest Friends,

This November 11th marks the 100th Anniversary of the Armistice, the ceasefire that brought an end to the First World War (1914–1918). Canada will forever remember the Armistice of 1918 as the culmination of four years of exceptional valour and sacrifice that stretched from the Ypres Salient to Vimy Ridge, and from Passchendaele to Mons, where the end of the hostilities birthed the beginning of a young nation’s desire to never forget.

More than 650,000 Canadian and Newfoundland soldiers marched into the First World War and paved the way to peace. Keep the memory of their dedication and courage alive with the 2018 Armistice pure silver coin, from the Royal Canadian Mint, for $34.95 with free shipping.

The 2018 Armistice Pure Silver limited-edition coin, captured in pure silver, conveys a deep meaning for the Armistice. Its reverse design shows the image of a lone soldier, his head bowed, capturing the sense of loss, sacrifice, and exhaustion felt when combat ended; and the poppy, the most iconic symbol of remembrance.

This special issue coin is an expression of our nation’s gratitude for peace — a memento to honour the legacy of those who have served Canada and Newfoundland during the First World War, and whose contributions we collectively remember every November 11th. Hold the moment.

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We Remember: 100th Anniversary of the End of the Great War

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The Great War Video Series

November 11, 2018, marks the hundredth anniversary of the end of the First World War. Here are just a few key Canadian battles along the road to armistice in 1918.
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Keep Their Memory Alive

The 2018 Armistice Pure Silver limited-edition coin, captured in pure silver, conveys a deep meaning for those who served in the Great War. Learn more

A Father’s Grief

On September 13, 1918, Captain Robert Bartholomew suffered a sudden nervous breakdown after reading his son’s name in a newspaper casualty list. Read more

The Breakthrough

How, after years of stalemate, did the Allies manage to win the war?
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After 1918: From Chaos to Mackenzie King!

With the Great War came great social turmoil. Strange, then, how little things actually changed. Read more

The War to End All War

November 2018 marks the one hundredth anniversary of the end of the First World War. A century later, the conflict continues to affect us — even if we don’t fully realize it. The War to End All War is our collection of 60+ articles, podcasts, and videos from the past ten years, including contributions from Charlotte Gray, Michael Bliss and Tim Cook. Read, watch, listen

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Great War Remembered | Painter of Urban Life | Our Latest Top Sellers | New and Recent Military Histories

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Canadians during conflict

As Canadians prepare to mark the centenary of the cessation of hostilities for the First World War, we present a list of recently published books about Canadian military history.

Besides a number of books about aspects of the Great War, the list includes titles about the Second World War, the Korean War, and beyond. Their authors consider not only various aspects of battle and conflict but also war’s impacts upon soldiers, families and Canadian communities. See the full list here.

Great War’s legacy

Author and historian Tim Cook will deliver the Riley Lecture in Canadian History on November 1 at the University of Winnipeg, where he will speak on the topic “The Great War’s Legacy at 100 Years.”

Cook is the Great War historian at the Canadian War Museum and has received several awards for his books. His latest is The Secret History of Soldiers: How Canadians Survived the Great War.

Admission is free for the event that takes place from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. on November 1 at Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall on the third floor of the university’s Centennial Hall.

Painter of urban life

This month we have a great fall giveaway courtesy of Firefly Books. All recipients of the Reading Den are automatically entered to win one of three copies of Peter Clapham Sheppard: His Life and Work, by Tom Smart, along with a beautiful poster featuring one of Sheppard’s paintings.

Sheppard was a contemporary and colleague of members of the Group of Seven and played a leading role in early 20th-century Canadian art. His major works explore the life and tumult of major cities, including Toronto, Montreal and New York.

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Remembering the First World War in the Classroom

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One hundred years since the armistice that ended the Great War
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First World War Video Series

November 11, 2018, marks the hundredth anniversary of the end of the First World War. Watch our latest video series with your students to explore some of the key Canadian battles along the road to armistice. Learn more

Children of Conflict

Although Canadian children spent the war years far from the front lines, they were not mere bystanders to history — they were also active participants in a global conflict that forever altered their lives. Share with your students how young Canadians experienced the war. Read more

Veterans’ Week

During Veterans’ Week, from November 5 to 11, many Canadians will remember and honour those who served our country, as well as those who serve today. Veterans Affairs Canada offers a suite of learning materials for students to explore the idea of remembrance. Learn more

The Battle of Hill 70

In August 1917, the Canadian Corps launched a campaign to capture the strategic high point of Hill 70. Bring this story into your classroom using the Battle of Hill 70 Memorial Project’s educational resources. Learn more

Remembering the
First World War

From lesson plans and classroom activities to articles and podcasts — check out this list of resources for you and your students to explore the First World War and its legacy. Learn more

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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).

Additional questions? Email programs@vimyfoundation.ca

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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.

Itinerary

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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Time for a fall getaway!

An announcement from the Canada History magazine.  Note the item below entitled “Beyond the Trenches.”


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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

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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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Talking about war and peace in the classroom

Another item from Canada’s History that features several World War I and veterans items.


Periods of peace and conflict in Canadian history
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Remembering the Great War

This Remembrance Day marks the centennial of the end of the Great War. Check out this list of resources — from lesson plans to podcasts — to explore the First World War and its legacy with your students.
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Peacemakers, peacekeepers, and peacebuilders

The November-December 2009 issue of Kayak: Canada’s History Magazine for Kids was all about peace! Check out the article “Pearson and the Blue Berets” to learn more about Canada’s history of peacekeeping.
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Veterans’ Week

During Veterans’ Week, from November 5 to 11, many Canadians will remember and honour those who served our country, as well as those who serve today. Veterans Affairs Canada offers a suite of learning materials for students to explore the idea of remembrance.
Learn more

The Battle of Hill 70

In August 1917, the Canadian Corps launched a campaign to capture the strategic high point of Hill 70.
Bring this story into your classroom using the Battle of Hill 70 Memorial Project’s educational resources.
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More than a mascot

Share the story of Sergeant Bill, a Saskatchewan goat who earned medals in the First World War for capturing an enemy soldier and saving his own men from an explosion.
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