Stadacona Band Marks Armistice Centenary in Belgium

By Ryan Melanson December 5, 2018 – The Stadacona Band of the Royal Canadian Navy is often called on to represent Canada at special events and commemorations at home and abroad, but few have carried the importance that comes with the band’s most recent tasking. The Stadacona Band deployed to France and Belgium from November 4 to 11, 2018 to participate in Operation DISTINCTION 2018, the CAF mission supporting events commemorating the 100-year anniversary of the Armistice and the end of the First World War. “We’ve done anniversaries and commemorations…

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Royal Canadian Mint commemorates the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War with $2 “Armistice” circulation coin

October 15, 2018 – In keeping with the tradition of issuing finely crafted coins remembering the sacrifices of Canadians who fought for our freedoms, the Royal Canadian Mint has proudly issued a two-dollar circulation coin commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Armistice. This coin recalls the signing of the historic peace treaty ending the First World War on November 11, 1918 and was unveiled at the Mint’s Winnipeg facility before invited guests, as well as the men and women who produced this keepsake of a crucial event in Canadian and…

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National Gallery of Canada commemorates centennial of the end of World War I with a special exhibition on Halifax

October 10, 2018 – The paintings Halifax, the largest and most ambitious work executed by British artist Harold Gilman, and Winter Camouflage, by Group of Seven co-founder Arthur Lismer, are at the heart of the new exhibition Masterpiece in Focus: Halifax Harbour 1918. The show, which marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, is presented at the National Gallery of Canada from October 12, 2018 to March 17, 2019. It is organized in partnership with the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. In 1918 the Canadian…

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Capital Region Marks Military Milestones with a Special Exhibit and Banners

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…

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