Canadian Heritage and Veterans Affairs Canada invite residents and visitors in the nation’s capital to explore the new photo exhibit Canada’s Hundred Days: The End of the First World War, located on the lower terrace of the Chateau Laurier overlooking the historic Rideau Canal locks.
The outdoor exhibit marks the centennial of the end of the First World War, focusing on its final 100 days. Featuring colorized black and white photos, the exhibit tells the story of how the experiences of the war would eventually contribute to significant changes in Canadian society.
The centennial is also being commemorated with banners along Confederation Boulevard. These banners are based on the painting The Return to Mons by Inglis Harry Jodrel Sheldon-Williams. Mons was liberated by the Canadian Corps on November 11, 1918, the last act of the First World War.
Another special Confederation Boulevard banner series marks the 65th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice. The banner design is based on the painting Freeze by artist and Korean War Veteran Ted Zuber.
Banners highlighting the floral emblems of Canada’s provinces and territories—in a style inspired by the stained-glass windows of the House of Commons—also beautify the heart of Canada’s Capital Region.
Artist and Korean War Veteran Ted Zuber said, “I am very pleased, both as an artist and a Korean War Veteran, that my painting Freeze was used to create Confederation Boulevard banners commemorating the 65th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice.”
Photo from forposterityssake.ca