Remembrance Day Resources
MATERIALS, CEREMONY SUPPORT, LESSONS, CONTENT, CITIZENSHIP OPPORTUNITIES, BURSARIES, & CONNECTIONS.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
ANNUAL SWLSB 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. (Cancelled 2020 & 2021)
November 10 & 11 (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 25: All Poppy Materials returned to Legion.
June: Recognition for your student leaders at the annual SWLSB Model The Way Honours. Please keep a list of student names and submit the names, grades, and school to Daniel Johnson.
BURSARIES, SCHOLARSHIPS & CONTESTS
PLANNING AND ORGANIZING A CEREMONY
Template: Ceremony PowerPoint (download 'save as')
National Speakers Program (book a speaker or download a presentation (more contacts below))
Silver Cross Mother - Information
TEACHER GUIDES, ACTIVITIES & RESOURCES
Department of Defence Learning and Presentation Resources (photos, videos, information)
Canadian Memorial Database (Vimy Ridge, Ottawa, Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier, etc.)
HISTORY SHEETS FOR STUDENTS - Full spectrum of Canadian history related to wars, peace keeping, those involved, affected, and current geopolitical unrest.
BRING THE MUSEUM TO YOUR SCHOOL!
STUDENT GUIDES & RESOURCES
First World War
Second World War
Indigenous People In The Second World War
Women On The Home Front
Women in the Canadian Armed Forces
Conflicts and Political Unrest
...and much more!
VETERAN, SOLDIER, HOLOCAUST STORIES & CANADIAN ARMED FORCES (CAF) CONNECTIONS
Serving 3rd Battalion Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry soldier or veteran. (email Daniel Johnson)
War Story (Afghanistan) (Secondary)
Remembering Afghanistan (Secondary)
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:
A Remembrance video set to the music of Shania Twain’s song Soldier, which shows imagery of CAF members from different operations and conflicts, including the Second World War, Afghanistan, and more.
A video geared towards mature audiences on the mission in Afghanistan and set to the music of The Trews’ song Highway of Heroes.
Short videos of CAF members highlighting the importance of Remembrance Day. The members featured are currently (2018) deployed internationally as part of Operation PRESENCE in Mali, Operation UNIFIER in Ukraine, or Operation REASSURANCE in support of NATO’s mission in Central and Eastern Europe. There are video clips available in English and French.
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.
VALENTINES FOR VETS: Inspired by the Federal Government’s Valentine’s for Veterans campaign, the SWLSB Spiritual Animation Department would like to launch a local version of this initiative! This Valentine’s Day our students can take the opportunity to thank Canadian Veterans by sending them a hand-made Valentine. Participating students will be able to give back to the community by making a connection with these national treasures during this difﬁcult time.
PHOTO & ART ARCHIVES
Canadian War Museum / Foreign Affairs / Veterans Affairs / Royal Canadian Legion
VIDEOS FOR DOWNLOAD
HERITAGE MINUTES AVAILABLE ON YOUTUBE:
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 - OTTAWA
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.
2020 SWLSB VIRTUAL CEREMONY - REMEMBRANCE DAY
This virtual Remembrance Day ceremony is 55 minutes and 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.
Rawdon Elementary, Laurentia Elementary School, Hillcrest Academy, 3PPCLI, Joliette High School, Squadron 100 Laval, Royal Canadian Air Cadets / Laval Senior Academy, Laval Junior Academy, Pierre Elliott Trudeau Elementary School, Grenville Elementary, Our Lady of Peace, 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.
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.
WE ARE HERE FOR YOU
We support your school and adapt to your needs and students to strengthen your projects, classes, and programs on your schedule.
Cheryl, Dominic or Daniel will work with you and your team to understand your idea, dream and needs to help support student success and a positive and inclusive school climate.
We will work together to respect COIVD-19 protocols and measures at your school.