Media Advisory – What’s on at the Canadian War Museum in November

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Media Advisory – What’s on at the Canadian War Museum in November

by ahnationtalk on October 29, 2020120 Views

OTTAWA, ON, Oct. 29, 2020  – The Museum is open, Wednesday through Sunday, with access to all of its exhibition spaces and with safety measures in place to ensure a safe and memorable experience for all. Please book your timed admission ticket online.

VIRTUAL REMEMBRANCE ACTIVITIES
Webinar – Indigenous Veteran Tim O’Loan
Sunday, November 8, 2 p.m.
In English with simultaneous interpretation in French
Live via Zoom
Register

On National Aboriginal Veterans Day, join us for a conversation with Tim O’Loan, an Indigenous veteran. Tim’s talk will bring together elements of his service in the military, identity, trauma, historic and contemporary racism, and reconciliation.

Remembrance Day – Online Resource
Planning a Remembrance ceremony? Looking for accessible primary source materials? Developed for educators, this new digital resource includes artifacts, art and documents from the Museum’s collections, as well as historical overviews and learning activities. This online module has content and suggestions for Remembrance ceremonies that are ready to use, or can be customized for your class, school or virtual event.
http://www.warmuseum.ca/remembrance-day

Memorial Hall Livestream
November 11, 10:40 a.m.
On Remembrance Day, at exactly 11 a.m., sunlight shines through a single window in Memorial Hall to frame the headstone representing Canada’s Unknown Soldier. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, no visitors will be permitted in Memorial Hall during the event. It will be streamed live on the War Museum’s Remembrance page, and on its Facebook and Twitter channels.

REMEMBRANCE PROGRAMMING ONSITE

On Wednesday, November 11, the Museum will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission will be free, but a timed ticket is required.

Remembrance Tours
November 4 to 8 and 11 to 15
10:30 a.m. in English
12:30 p.m. in French
1:45 p.m. in English
3:00 p.m. in French
Register in the Lobby

$3 per person, plus Museum admission

This special tour highlights the areas of the Museum that touch on Remembrance, including Memorial Hall, Regeneration Hall and the Royal Canadian Legion Hall of Honour.

Memorial Hall Visitation
November 4 to 8 and 11 to 15
Museum opening hours
Free with Museum admission

Spend a moment of quiet reflection in the Memorial Hall. The headstone from the grave of Canada’s Unknown Soldier is the only artifact in the room. To safely ensure access while respecting COVID-19 restrictions, only one social group will be admitted at a time and the duration of the visit may be limited. Memorial Hall will be closed to visitors until 12 p.m. on November 11.

The World Remembers
November 4 to 11
Museum opening hours
Free with Museum admission

As part of Remembrance Day commemoration activities, the Canadian War Museum hosts The World Remembers, a visual installation presenting more than 3,100,000 names of military personnel from both sides of the First World War who died between 1914 and 1922.

SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS
The Canadian Forces Artists Program – Group 8
Until January 3, 2021
Display Corridor

The artists selected for Group 8 were deployed entirely on Canadian soil, with several artists travelling to Northern Canada. The resulting art contributes to our understanding of what it means to serve with the Canadian military at home.

An exhibition created by the Canadian War Museum in partnership with the Directorate of History and Heritage.

Liberation! Canada and the Netherlands, 1944–1945
Until March 31, 2021
Lobby
This wall display pairs powerful photographs and archival items to highlight the important role played by Canadians in the liberation of the Netherlands at the end of the Second World War.

A display developed by the Canadian War Museum.

Legion National Foundation’s Poster and Literary Contest Winners 2020
Until June 20, 2021
Lobby (near the Gift Shop)
Each year, students across the country submit artwork, poetry and essays to the Legion National Foundation’s Annual Poster and Literary Contest. This year, the Canadian War Museum is proud to exhibit the winning entries — eight posters and two literary pieces.

The Canadian War Museum is Canada’s national museum of military history. Its mission is to promote public understanding of Canada’s military history in its personal, national and international dimensions. Work of the Canadian War Museum is made possible in part through financial support of the Government of Canada.

For more information, visit warmuseum.ca. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.

Media interested in embedding the livestream into online Remembrance coverage can request a code from one of the media contacts below.

If you would like to come onsite to cover Remembrance Day at the War Museum this year, please contact us in advance.

For further information: Media contacts: Media Contacts: Avra Gibbs Lamey, Senior Communications and Media Relations Officer, Canadian War Museum, Telephone: 613-291-0910, [email protected]; Yasmine Mingay, Director, Public Affairs, Canadian War Museum, Telephone: 613-614-1195, [email protected]

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