Remembrance Day Resources

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Podcast audio version of the Remembrance Day 2020 SWLSB virtual ceremony.

In Flanders Fields

Rawdon Elementary School, Laurentia Elementary School, Hillcrest Academy, Grenville Elementary School.

Above is the 2020, 55 minute Remembrance Day ceremony for classes.

The video is appropriate for all age groups.

Partners from across Canada have helped and contributed in an effort to foster positive school climate, encourage student engagement, and build school community during these challenging times.

Segments include:

  • O Canada – Rawdon Elementary

  • What Is Remembrance Day?

  • A message from Her Excellency The Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada

  • A message from Tom Irvine, Dominion President of the Royal Canadian Legion

  • A message from Minister of Veteran Affairs, The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay

  • A message from Dr. Paul Kavanagh, Founder of Operation Veteran

  • In Flanders Fields – Rawdon Elementary School, Laurentia Elementary School, Hillcrest Academy

  • A message from 3PPCLI

  • Interview with Cpl Geier – Rawdon Elementary

  • Interview with Captain Bouchard – Joliette High School

  • Life As An Army Kid – Olivia Hebert and Mr. Hebert – Squadron 100 Laval, Royal Canadian Air Cadets / Laval Senior Academy

  • Interview with Cpl Admiral – Laval Junior Academy

  • Highway of Heroes - Pierre Elliott Trudeau Elementary School, Grenville Elementary

  • Last Post / Moment of Silence – Our Lady of Peace

  • The Lament by Piper Sean Hurley, King's-Edgehill School, Windsor, Nova Scotia

Special thanks to Bay Horse Media, Royal Canadian Legion, Operation Veteran, Participating Schools, Desjardins Caisse de Chomedey, 3rd Battalion Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry.

ANNUAL REMEMBRANCE DATES

September / October: Poster Contest

October 15-November 1: Order and delivery of Poppies to Laval schools.

November 1: Poppy Campaign begins

Sunday before November 11: Annual Laval Remembrance Day Parade.

November 10 & 11 (non-Covid, grades 5-11):

Field Trip to Ottawa

  • Visit the Canadian War Museum.

  • Dinner with veterans.

  • Private ceremony and interaction with Operation Veteran, premier Canadian historians and various government officials.

  • National Ceremony at the Canadian War Memorial.

  • Private ceremony with soldiers, veterans, and families of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Association at the Canadian Military Cemetery.

November 20: All Poppy Materials returned to Legion 251.

POPPY CAMPAIGN

BURSARIES, SCHOLARSHIPS & CONTESTS

PLANNING AND ORGANIZING A CEREMONY

TEACHER GUIDES & RESOURCES

First World War

  • Lesson Plans

  • Photographs

  • Books

  • Links

HISTORY SHEETS FOR STUDENTS - Full spectrum of Canadian history related to wars, peace, those involved, affected, and current geopolitical unrest.

TEACHING GUIDE Royal Canadian Legion.pdf
John McCrae's War - In Flanders Fields Guide.pdf

STUDENT GUIDES & RESOURCES


John McCrae's War - In Flanders Fields Guide.pdf

  • First World War

  • Second World War

  • Korean War

  • Afghanistan War

  • Peacekeeping

  • Indigenous People In The Second World War

  • Women On The Home Front

  • Women in the Canadian Armed Forces

  • Post War

  • Conflicts and Political Unrest

...and much more!

VETERAN AND SOLDIER STORIES & CANADIAN ARMED FORCES (CAF) CONNECTIONS

These are videos of Canadian armed Forces (CAF) members delivering the same speech they would have delivered in person in either English or French. Each video is geared to a specific audience group and age:


CITIZENSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

  • NO STONE LEFT ALONE. To honour the sacrifice and service of Canada’s military by educating students and placing poppies on the headstones of veterans every November.

  • OPERATION VETERAN: Thanks to contributions from generous private donors and many schools across Canada, each veteran visiting the Museum can receive a coupon valued at $11, which can be exchanged for refreshments or a meal in the Café, the Museum’s cafeteria. Since the creation of Operation Veteran, more than 18,000 complimentary meals have been provided to veterans at the Museum.


PHOTO ARCHIVES

VIDEOS FOR DOWNLOAD

HERITAGE MINUTES AVAILABLE ON YOUTUBE:

The Poppy Girls - The Call (No Need To Say Goodbye).mp4
Michelle Brown speaks about her husband, a fallen soldier.mp4
Remembrance Day explination.avi
Remembrance Day Soldier Cries (Soldiers Cry).mp4
How Will you Remember.avi
Terry Kelly - A Pittance of Time (Official Version).mp4
Bell Canada Remembrance Day TV Commercial_ Poppy - YouTube (360p).mp4
O Canada Official New Lyrics of Canadian National Anthem EnglishFrench.mp4
The Government Of Ontario 2016 Remembrance Day TV Commercial.mp4
The Trews - Highway of Heroes.mp4
In Flanders Fields.mp4
Canada Remembers the First World War.mp4
Cpt Gould Interview.mp4

PODCAST EPISODES

Vimy Foundation Webinar and Podcast Series: Beyond the Ridge is a 6 part bilingual webinar and podcast series covering topics like nurses, women, environment and archives. Through this series, experts and Vimy Foundation alumni discuss how the First World War’s history can relate to Canadians today. A partnership between Vimy Foundation and NFB.


Record of Service Podcast: Subscribe to learn about codebreakers and code talkers, medical personnel and prisoners of war.


OPERATION VETERAN CEREMONY

Every November 11th students from across Canada meet at the Chateau Laurier in Ottawa before the national Remembrance Day ceremony.

Students hear from Ministers, government officials, premier historians, and students from different region.