Highlights / world war

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» 

International, Politics, Society

Remembrance- Poppy Campaign begins

Remembering sacrifice of war Every year on the last Friday of October the Royal Canadian Legion begins its annual poppy campaign. The two week campaign leads up to November 11, the day of remembrance which marks the coming into force» 

Arts and Entertainment, International, Society

Book: The Vimy Oaks: A Journey to Peace

It’s a little known story about a man who loved trees, a man of peace whose duty sent him to war in the battlefields of France.  From amongst the blasted stumps he saved some acorns to regrow those once magnificent» 

Society

Remembrance Day Canada- origins

November 11th, is the national day of remembrance in Canada. It’s a time to honour and reflect on all those Canadians who served in war and conflicts, and made the ultimate sacrifice. It began a year after the end of» 

Economy, Society

New Canadian coins of Remembrance

December this year will mark the 100th anniversary of the publishing of one of the best known poems of the First World War. In May 1915, shortly after burying a best friend killed by a German shell, Lt. Col John»