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D-Day 75” Juno Beach Centre Identity Disc campaign.

Crossing a border, or boarding a plane or any number of other situations might involve someone asking you for your “I.D.” Usually this is thought to be short for “identification”. but it’s possible that in fact it might come from» 

International

Canada commemorates 25th anniversary of Rwandan genocide

Canadians from coast to coast to coast marked the 25th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide on Sunday while a Canadian delegation headed by Gov. Gen. Julie Payette participated in the commemoration of the 1994 slaughter of Tutsis and moderate Hutus» 

International

Canadian official to attend Rwandan genocide ceremony

Canada’s Governor General Julie Payette will go to Rwanda from April 4 to 9, 2019 to attend the 25th commemoration of the genocide honouring the more than 800,000 victims. At the time, Canadian General Roméo Dallaire headed a United Nations» 

International

Prime minister to commemorate WWI armistice in France

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will go to France to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I and the special role played by Canadian soldiers. On November 10, 2018, Trudeau will visit the Canadian National Vimy» 

Politics, Society

Remembrance Day: Sacrifices of war, but do Canadians know?

We are now just days away from the important commemoration for the men and women who died in the cause of freedom in wars and conflicts. Remembrance Day is marked every year on the 11th of November, the date when» 

International, Politics, Society

Remembering Canadians who fought in the U.S Civil War.

Even as debate rages about monuments to historical persons with tainted pasts, a new monument is being planned in Canada which might raise some eyebrows. It’s to be erected in part by a Canadian group calling themselves “The Grays and» 

Society

Former foes mark Passchendaele on centenary of bloody WWI battle

Representatives of the British and Belgian royal families, Germany’s foreign minister and descendants of some of those who died in one of the First World War’s bloodiest battles gathered Monday in western Belgium to mark the centenary of the Third Battle of Ypres,» 

International, Society

Canadian mint angers veterans

Historically incorrect The 75th anniversary of a disastrous and tragic military action during the Second World War is fast approaching. To commemorate the event the Royal Canadian Mint created and released a special anniversary silver coin in May. But the»