Highlights / Remembrance Day

International, Society

Remembrance Day ceremonies likely to see another increase this year

More and more Canadians are attending Remembrance Day ceremonies every year and it appears this coming Monday, Nov. 11, will be no different. A new survey suggests that more than 41 per cent of Canadians plan to attend ceremonies honouring »

Arts and Entertainment, International, Society

Poppies from around the world displayed in Calgary

Poppies, the little red symbol, taken from the flowers that grew over the graves of fallen soldiers in Flanders Field, in Belgium, are making a beautiful statement in downtown Calgary, Alberta. More than 7,000 poppies, the result of hours and »

Society

More Canadians plan to attend Remembrance Day ceremonies: poll

More Canadians are planning to attend ceremonies to honour fallen soldiers this year according to a public opinion survey commissioned by the non-profit group Historica Canada. It found that 29 per cent of respondents plan to attend a Remembrance Day »

Society

Iconic Canadian WWI poem re-created in poppies

The Royal British Legion has recreated the words of one of the most iconic Canadian poems to emerge from the carnage of World War One in poppies across locations in England, Wales and France. It’s part of the Legion’s drive »

Society

Canadians honour war dead on Remembrance Day

Thousands of Canadians from coast to coast to coast gathered at cenotaphs in their communities to remember and honour Canada’s war dead. The most prominent event was held in Ottawa, where Gov. Gen David Johnston and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau were »

Arts and Entertainment, International, Society

War Story-The Damage Done (documentary)

It’s Remembrance Week in Canada, the week leading up to Remembrance Day on November 11, when the nation pauses to remember the sacrifices of those who went to war. In this new documentary another aspect of war is discussed, the »

International, Society

Tree-planting along the Highway of Heroes

The Highway of Heroes Living Tribute is its official title, and this year marks its first anniversary. The idea came from a group of tree-lovers, who had witnessed the spontaneous tributes that developed along Highway 401, during Canada’s involvement in »

Society

Update on military imposter

It is a very rarely used law, mostly because there are so very few cases of the incident occurring. Nonetheless, a man who impersonated a soldier during Remembrance Day ceremonies in Ottawa, has now been charged. Franck Gervais, a 32-year-old »

Politics, Society

The special nature of Remembrance Day 2014

Every year Remembrance day is marked in solemn ceremonies at cenotaphs across Canada. Many thousands will also be watching the national ceremony from Ottawa. The Royal Canadian Legion which distributed commemorative poppies notes that this year the demand has skyrocketed. »

Politics, Society

Remembrance Day debate- National Holiday?

The targetted killings of two Canadian soldiers in Canada has heightened awareness and sensibilities of the coming Remembrance Day. Late last month Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent was killed by a car in a deliberate hit and run in a city »