Topic: remembrance day

Victoria will not ask Ottawa to help pay for Remembrance Day ceremonies

Victoria city council will not ask Ottawa to help pay for the cost of Remembrance Day ceremonies. A councillor's motion last week prompted intense backlash and was effectively dropped at Thursday night's meeting.
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The only thing surprising about Ben Isitt's Remembrance Day comments is that anybody is surprised

For many in the rest of the country, Isitt's amendment quickly became a major issue, for the obvious reason of asking the military to pay for an event that honours the contributions of those in the military.
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Ben Isitt's Remembrance Day amendment. Gardener Brian Minter.

Victoria Coun. Ben Isitt and the CBC's Justin McElroy talk about Isitt's amendment to recover costs from Defence and Veterans Affairs for military events, such as Remembrance Day ceremonies, in the city. Brian Minter answers your gardening questions.

Church's surviving bell tolls 100 times to mark armistice centenary

Trinity Lutheran Church in Delta had two bells until the end of the First World War, when excited parishioners clanged one so hard during armistice celebrations that it cracked.
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Remembrance Day | Armistice signed 100 years ago

Remembrance Day was marked across the country on Sunday while world leaders, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, gathered in France to commemorate 100 years since the armistice ending the First World War was signed. Canadians were also lauded in Belgium for helping to liberate the city of Mons.

WW II veteran's ring returned to namesake nephew thanks to efforts of Dutch memorial group

A Dutch historical foundation was able to locate the descendent of a young pilot killed in the war and return the airman's ring to him.

'I'll never forget': Edmonton veterans, civilians mark 100 years since end of WW 1

Hundreds of military personnel marched down Edmonton’s 118th Avenue Sunday morning, their strides marked by the steady beat of a drum.
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Bells of Peace mark 100-year anniversary of WWI's end

Bells toll 100 times at sundown in communities across Canada, including at St. Mark's Anglican Church in Halifax.
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Two centenarians lay first wreath at Saint John Remembrance Day ceremony

George Kelly and Mary Richards, both 100-years-old, laid the first wreath at the Remembrance Day ceremony at Saint John's Harbour Station. Kelly fought in the second world war, and Richards was a nurse who treated veterans of both world wars.

Winnipeggers remember soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice

Members of Canada's military, their families and supporters gathered at the RBC Convention Centre Sunday to mark Remembrance Day and 100 years since the end of the First World War.
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Thousands gather for Remembrance Day ceremony in Ottawa

Remembrance Day ceremony on Parliament Hill commemorates the end of the First World War a century ago.
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World leaders mark 100 years since end of WW I

PM Trudeau joins other world leaders in Paris to mark the 100th anniversary of armistice and honour the lives lost in battle.

100 years later, Belgian town celebrates Canadian liberators

Mons, Belgium, was the last town to be recaptured from the Germans before the end of the First World War. The Montreal regiment that was there in 1918 returned Sunday to mark the 100th anniversary.

Playwright bases his latest work on plays staged in a WW II prison camp

A Vancouver playwright is honouring his grandfather's experience as a prisoner of the Second World War with a theatrical production running Remembrance Day and beyond.
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Remembrance Day ceremony in Vancouver honours those who served

Photos from the Cenotaph in Vancouver's Victory Square, on the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.
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Remembrance Day ceremony in Saint John

The annual Remembrance Day ceremony in Saint John's Harbour Station honours veterans.

Remembrance Day ends with a ringing of bells in Newfoundland and Labrador

From St. John's to Happy Valley-Goose Bay, ceremonies and moments of silence were held to remember those lost.

How this WWII vet from Newfoundland settled in northern Ontario

As a young boy born in Newfoundland, Harry Courtney never imagined he would become a successful business owner in northern Ontario.

Wreath made from Yukon sternwheeler rope will rest at Vimy

A wreath made from Yukon's history is being presented at a ceremony at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial to mark the 100th anniversary of armistice. The wreath is made from old rope from the S.S. Klondike sternwheeler in Whitehorse.

A look back at newspaper headlines on Nov. 11, 1918

As Remembrance Day is marked this year, it's also a time to look back at what happened on Nov. 11 in 1918.
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What researching my grandfather's WW I history revealed about his life at war

Much of the memorabilia Steven Stothers's grandfather brought home from the First World War was lost in the 1960s. But he discovered fascinating details about his grandfather's wartime service when he began digging into the information that's publicly available.
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Elliot Ackerman on the scars that remain once the battle is over

After serving five tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, American author Elliot Ackerman uses fiction to explore the devastating impacts of war. He talks to Eleanor Wachtel about his powerful new novel, Waiting for Eden.

Vancouver non-profit works to help veterans during Remembrance Day

A Vancouver-based non-profit organization, which provides support for military members and their families, says the lead-up to Remembrance Day can trigger mental health issues for veterans.

Toronto Remembrance Day exhibit shows 'the scale, the scope, the destruction' of First World War

An exhibit commemorating Canadian soldiers who served in the First World War was unveiled in Toronto's north end Saturday ahead of Remembrance Day that will mark the centenary of the 1918 armistice.

How Gower Street United Church's little remembrance project has made big waves

"I wanted to make sure every single one of them is in some way remembered."

Bells set to ring in Sask. to mark 100 years since end of WW I

Community organizations across the country are encouraged to ring their bells 100 times at dusk to commemorate the end of the First World War.

Lest We Forget are words to live by, Remembrance Day crowd told

As thousands stood around the Halifax cenotaph on Sunday, Jay Tofflemire of the Royal Canadian Legion urged Nova Scotians to live out the words Lest We Forget.

'Thank you' to veterans: Vimy Ridge 1st stop on Trudeau's tour to mark 100 years since armistice

For Justin Trudeau and his Canadian delegation, there was an obvious place to start a weekend of commemorations marking the centenary of the armistice that ended the First World War: The still-pockmarked battlefield at Canada's National Memorial at Vimy Ridge.

This sister of WW II vets is at her legion nearly every day — but it's struggling to find new visitors

The largest Royal Canadian Legion branch in the province started as the Great War Veterans Association St. James Branch No. 1 in 1917. Today, it offers older members a place to socialize, as it struggles to bring in younger veterans.

Where and when to take in Remembrance Day ceremonies in 22 B.C. municipalities

Most municipalities in the province are holding a ceremony on Nov. 11, and here are just a few of the cities participating.

Historical snapshot: Charlottetown display shows city during wartime and its veterans

The City of Charlottetown and the Prince Edward Island Regiment museum are partnering to put on a photo exhibit called Picturing a City: We Remember Them featuring images of veterans and the city during the First World War.

Corner Brook artist remembers with 15,000 felt forget-me-nots

Artist Jackie Alcock created a Remembrance art exhibit featuring thousands of felt flowers to remember soldiers who died in the First World War and other wars.
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Remembrance Day at St.Margaret School

The Grade 2 students at St.Margaret School presented their Remembrance Day poem on Friday at a special ceremony.

5 fun things to do this Remembrance Day weekend

Sunday is Remembrance Day — take time to remember Canada's veterans, and have some fun too.

How to watch and listen to CBC's Remembrance Day special coverage

A century ago, at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month, World War I ended with the signing of the Armistice. On Nov. 11, we remember the more than 100,000 Canadians who died on the battlefields of Europe and in the Korean conflict.
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After my journey to an Italian war cemetery, Remembrance Day will never feel the same

Bill came home; Arch did not. My visit to my great-uncle's grave has transformed me.

Trudeau to mark centenary of First World War armistice at Vimy Ridge, Paris

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended the First World War at events in France this weekend — the first leg of a lengthy globe-circling journey that includes two major Asia-Pacific summits next week.

'We were not killers': WW II vet remembers war, the Germans and the soldier who died in his place

Ernest Montsion still remembers how afraid a young German soldier looked when Montsion came toward him with his rifle more than seven decades ago.

A WWI love story and a band that sandwiches Black Sabbath, McDonald's mascots: CBC's entertainment picks

Beyond Remebrance Days events, CBC personalities Shannah-Lee Vidal and Colton Hutchinson offer a few lighter entertainment options for the Nov. 9-11 weekend.
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Armistice Day celebrations from 100 years ago - Sault Ste. Marie

As we prepare to mark Remembrance Day and 100 years since the end of the first world war, the CBC's Erik White was curious as to how that historical event was marked in northern Ontario. He dug into some newspaper archives. This is an account of Armistice Day celebrations from Sault Ste. Marie.
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A chat with a 98 year old World War 2 veteran living on St. Joseph Island

We introduce you to Harry Courtney. He's a World War 2 veteran who lives on St Joseph Island. The 98-year-old spoke to us about his wartime experience and his life here in Canada.
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Gâteau à l'orange: a recipe that survived the Holocaust

Alex Buckman is fighting hate with an heirloom recipe. Buckman is the president of the Vancouver Child Survivors of the Holocaust and is sharing the story of his aunt Becky Teitelbaum, who raised him after the war, his parents having died at Auschwitz. While in the Ravensbrück concentration camp, Becky wrote over 100 recipes for dishes she remembers cooking in her former life, before the war, with stolen pencil and paper. One of them was gâteau à l'orange. After coming to Canada, she made it for Buckman every Sunday. So he would never forget.
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Armistice Day celebrations from 100 years ago - Sudbury

Remembrance Day this year marks 100 years since the end of the First World War... and 100 years since a big party was thrown in Sudbury. The CBC's Erik White brought us an account of that celebration from the Sudbury Star's special noon edition put out on November 11, 1918.
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Remembrance Day

Jim Kempling, a retired colonel in the Canadian Armed Forces, Mark Campbell, a retired major in the Canadian Armed Forces, and Carla-Jean Stokes, curator at the Historic O'Keefe Ranch.

Indigenous veterans honoured in Vancouver ceremony at Victory Square

A procession passed through Vancouver's Downtown Eastside on the way to Victory Square for a ceremony honouring Indigenous veterans.
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Pups named to honour past soldiers will become support dogs for future ones

Students at Victoria School of Performing and Visual Arts were visited Wednesday by a litter of future service dogs, all named after Second World War veterans.
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'Definitely a good fit'

Students at Edmonton's Victoria School of Performing and Visual Arts name service puppies after war veterans.

Bells of Peace to ring out, marking 100 years since end of WW I

If you can't make it to afternoon ceremonies, Legion asks you to ring bell in your house.

Remembrance Day 2018: What's open and closed in Ottawa

The Remembrance Day federal statutory holiday falls on Monday, Nov. 12.

Remembering a hereditary chief with a brilliant mind killed in action in France

In August 1944, Edward Clutesi — of the Tseshaht First Nation — was killed while fighting in the Battle of Normandy and the retaking of Caen. He is one of thousands of Indigenous people who fought for Canada and is remembered on National Aboriginal Veterans Day.
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We Didn't Think We Were Doing A Lot

Emotions run deep when a group of students from London's Beatrix Potter School meet the relatives of the soldiers they tend to in Wandsworth Cemetery.
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Private George Price: Paying homage to a fallen Canadian | Dispatch

This year's Remembrance Day marks 100 years since the end of the First World War. In this weeks Dispatch, the CBC's Nahlah Ayed travels to Belgium to bring us the story of Canadian Private George Price, the last British Empire soldier killed in the First World War.

Only nurse killed by enemy action in WW II remembered as a 'warm, gentle' hero in Misericordia exhibit

For Remembrance Day, the Misericordia Heritage Collection is honouring Agnes Wilkie and sharing her story.
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Remembrance exhibit lights up Confederation Park

The Edge of Peace is a multimedia exhibit by Canada’s Lucion Média. It's runs daily in Confederation Park from dusk until 10:30 through Nov. 11.

'Our duty does not diminish': Wall of Honour at Sask. Legislature commemorates 15 Victoria Cross recipients

A permanent Wall of Honour has been installed at Saskatchewan's Legislative Building to honour 15 soldiers from the province who were awarded the Victoria Cross, the Commonwealth's highest award for valour during wartime.

Teen girl writes Remembrance Day tribute song for Winnipeg's Valour Road boys

A 15-year-old girl was so moved by the story of three Winnipeg soldiers that she wrote a song in tribute to them — and to remind people about the importance of Remembrance Day.
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'These were people just like us who lived here': Nanaimo remembers veterans with new video

Nanaimo Remembers is a video that showcases the names of 200 fallen soldiers on the Dallas Square Cenotaph at Nanaimo's waterfront.

1 actor plays 2 roles to tell WWII story Half the Battle

Alberta playwright Owen Bishop wrote — and also performs in — Half the Battle after being inspired during a 2009 high school trip to Europe, which included a Canadian battlefield tour.

Anishnabek Nation highlights treaty education resources

As Treaty Recognition Week gets underway, the Grand Council Chief of the Anishnabek Council is advocating that Indigenous history and treaties be taught in schools this week.

TransLink to honour veterans with limited edition Compass Cards

This Remembrance Day will mark 100 years since the signing of the armistice to end fighting in the First World War, and to commemorate the occasion TransLink has released limited edition Compass Cards. 
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A local artist wants you to personally connect with fallen soldiers this Remembrance Day

Letty Lawrence created nearly 900 handmade banners to honour Winnipeg soldiers who died in the First World War.

With hundreds of handmade banners outside their family homes, this Winnipeg artist is honouring WW I's dead

A Winnipeg artist spent more than 1,000 hours researching soldiers from the city who died in the First World War so she could honour them with handmade banners hung on lampposts outside their homes.
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Silver Cross for mother whose son died by suicide after serving in Afghanistan

Anita Cenerini has been named this year's Silver Cross mother. She will lay a wreath at the National War Memorial in Ottawa on Remembrance Day.

Mom who fought for son's military honours becomes 1st Silver Cross mother whose child died by suicide

A Winnipeg mother who fought for her son to have full military honours after his death by suicide will lay a wreath at the base of the National War Memorial this Remembrance Day, on behalf of all military mothers who have lost a child to war.

Calgary MP's Hitler blunder in WWI column 'embarrassing,' says historian

In the article, titled Lest We Forget, Calgary Confederation MP Len Webber wrote about the upcoming 100th anniversary of the official end of World War I, but mistakenly suggested Adolf Hitler was Germany's leader during the Great War.
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A London school's surprising connection to Newfoundland

For 15 years, kids from the school have been tending to the graves of 17 First World War soldiers and a nurse from Newfoundland, after they discovered their graves didn't have a poppy for Remembrance Day. Now a group of them will commemorate Memorial Day in Newfoundland.

Alberta man pleads guilty after posing as retired U.S. marine at Remembrance Day events

Peter Toth, 59, of Red Deer, Alta., pleaded guilty Wednesday to unlawful use of military medals and holding a false military certificate. A third charge, of wearing a fake military uniform, was dropped.

Disrespectful, or necessary? The politics of campaigning on Remembrance Day

The Charlottetown-Parkdale byelection has four candidates running for the finish line in just two weeks — but should the candidates in have campaigned for votes on Remembrance Day?

Thunder Bay Border Cats to donate 10-game flex pack to local veterans

In honour of this year's Remembrance Day, officials from the Thunder Bay Border Cats say they are offering a special weekend promotion in partnership with Veterans Affairs Canada to benefit veterans and their families in northwestern Ontario.
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Remembrance Day 2017 in Ottawa — as you saw it

Whether it was at the National War Memorial or a neighbourhood ceremony, thousands of Ottawa-Gatineau residents took time to contemplate the sacrifices Canadian soldiers have made over the last century.
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'Just glad people still come out': Veterans and family gather to remember in Saskatoon, Regina

Ceremonies big and small marked Remembrance Day in Saskatchewan.

'Very close to our hearts:' Cello sisters dedicate new song to fallen soldiers

​A new video featuring three Alberta cello-playing prodigies is being released on Remembrance Day and is dedicated to Canada's fallen soldiers.
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2017 Saint John Remembrance Day ceremony

2017 Saint John Remembrance Day ceremony
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Honouring Canada's soldiers on Remembrance Day

Sgt. Brenda McPeak speaks with CBC News about the significance of Remembrance Day for members of the Canadian Armed Forces

Hundreds gather for Remembrance Day ceremony in Vancouver

It's the biggest ceremony in B.C. and the second-largest in the country.
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The Cinderella Campaign tells old battle stories for new readers

Author and war historian, Mark Zuehlke, has written about Canada at war for close to twenty years. He says his audience has changed as veterans who participated in the First and Second World Wars pass away and new readers engage with his work.
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Interview: Veterans Affairs Minister Seamus O'Regan

CBC's Hannah Thibedeau speaks with Veterans Affairs Minister Seamus O'Regan at the National War Memorial in Ottawa ahead of Remembrance Day ceremonies

Victoria school tries to track down family of man who earned this WW I medal

A Victoria school is trying to track down the family of a man who earned a medal of honour in the First World War.
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Afghanistan veterans speak about their service

Master Warrant Officer Ellick Pau and Commander Mark White both served in the War in Afghanistan, They speak about their experiences.

New monument honouring Métis and local veterans unveiled in St. Eustache

As Manitobans across the province met Saturday to remember the veterans who fought and gave their lives for their country, the community of St. Eustache gathered to honour its local veterans and start a new Remembrance Day tradition.

Quebec's Hacksaw Ridge hero: the story of a veteran who followed his conscience

Korean War veteran Alphonse Pelletier from Sherbrooke, Que. tells his story of going to battle without a weapon, and why he refused to kill another human being.

North Bay heritage officer works to correct the record

It wasn’t long ago that Remembrance Day services featured rows of grey-haired veterans with medals clinking on their chests. But there are now only a handful of veterans from the Second World War left.

Seeing father's overseas grave for 1st time a dream come true for N.S. senior

Saying hello and goodbye in one breath: That was Harriet Jenereaux's experience when the 75-year-old travelled to the Netherlands to see her father's grave for the first time — a man she never had the chance to meet.

Saskatchewan First Nation launches book that documents its veterans

The Kahkewistahaw First Nation has nearly 30 members who have served with the Canadian Armed Forces and now the First Nation has compiled its veterans' stories in a new book.

Crosses row on row in a Cape Breton field

The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 8 in Sydney Mines has erected 138 handmade crosses in a field next to the local cenotaph.
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'The first time I had freedom': Spotlighting Sask.'s Indigenous WW II veterans

When visiting her home province of Saskatchewan a few years ago, a photographer was inspired to learn more about a handful of remaining Indigenous Second World War veterans, in part because of the inequality they faced after their service.

Sask. elder and veteran recalls throwing his rations to children from a train during Korean War

Elder and Korean war veteran Tony Cote, from the Cote First Nation in Saskatchewan, was among veterans honoured at a Remembrance Day service at First Nations University of Canada.

'The heavens were filled with these little devils': Winnipegger's diaries chronicle WW I experience

The fading script and brittle pages of a Winnipegger's century-old First World War diaries are giving the public a raw glimpse into a soldier's daily life in battle, after recently being transcribed and made available online.

Remembrance Day: What's open and closed on P.E.I.

Most major P.E.I. businesses will close down on Saturday as the province pauses to remember those who died in wars.
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Co-operation with government isn't working. Veterans need to start making noise

The sight of thousands of decorated veterans marching in protest and in unison to Parliament Hill would surely be too difficult to ignore.

Black WWI war hero Jeremiah Jones honoured Saturday

Jeremiah Jones was a Canadian war hero but he wasn't treated like one by the federal government until more than 50 years after his death.
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'That's the sacrifice of young Canadians': Preserving 150 letters from WWII Avro Lancaster pilot

Andy Thomson formed a deep connection with an uncle he barely knew by finding 150 letters from the Second World War.

Remembrance Day special: Watch and listen live from St. John's ceremony

Join us live on Nov. 11 starting at 10:55 a.m. NT.

7 things to do on P.E.I. this Remembrance Day weekend

Brr! It's finally time for Islanders to dig out those scarves and gloves that will become familiar friends over the next several months. But don't let the cooler weather keep you in this Remembrance Day weekend.

War-themed ballet performance honours veterans

Ballet Kelowna is putting on a special performance in honour of Remembrance Day that will feature photos of local veterans and military training exercises from 1914.

Remembrance Day ceremonies in northwestern Ontario

This year at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month, Canadians all over the country will pay tribute to the fallen soldiers and the brave veterans who have fought for our country and our freedom.

Vimy commemoration leaves powerful memories with Yukoners

Yukoners who participated in activities for the 100th anniversary of the famed battle in northern France talk about the 'intense' experiences they had there in April.

Here's a list of Remembrance Day ceremonies in Ottawa

Here's a list of some of the ceremonies across the city, and some notable road closures on Nov. 11, 2017.

70 years apart, navy lieutenants have more in common than they think

Jennifer Martin and David Howard had never met, but they share a bond few Canadians have experienced.

A Nova Scotian's quest to make sure no fallen soldier is 'left forgotten'

Steve St-Amant, a retired navy officer, is among a growing number of amateur historians who are identifying fallen soldiers thanks to advancements in technology.