Remembrance Day Resources

MATERIALS, CEREMONY SUPPORT, LESSONS, CONTENT, CITIZENSHIP OPPORTUNITIES, BURSARIES, & CONNECTIONS.

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.

POPPY CAMPAIGN

BURSARIES, SCHOLARSHIPS & CONTESTS

PLANNING AND ORGANIZING A CEREMONY

TEACHER GUIDES, ACTIVITIES & RESOURCES

First World War

  • Lesson Plans

  • Photographs

  • Books

  • Links

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!

REMEMBRANCE DAY ACTIVITIES (Elementary)

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, SOLDIER, HOLOCAUST 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.


  • VALENTINES FOR VETS: Inspired by the Federal Government’s Valentine’s for Veterans campaign, the SWLSB Spiritual Animation Department launched 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

VIDEOS FOR DOWNLOAD

HERITAGE MINUTES AVAILABLE ON YOUTUBE:

FIRST HAND ACCOUNTS

Story: Michele Brown shares her grief after losing her husband.

Michelle Brown speaks about her husband, a fallen soldier.mp4

Interview: Captain Gould

Cpt Gould Interview.mp4

INSPIRATIONAL & EXPLANATION VIDEOS (short)

Explanation: 11-11-11

Remembrance Day explination.avi

First World War in 1 minute

Canada Remembers the First World War.mp4

Inspirational: Etched In Time

The Government Of Ontario 2016 Remembrance Day TV Commercial.mp4

Inspirational: Poppy

Bell Canada Remembrance Day TV Commercial_ Poppy - YouTube (360p).mp4

Inspirational: HOW WILL YOU REMEMBER THEM?

How Will you Remember.avi

Inspirational: IN FLANDERS FIELDS

In Flanders Fields.mp4

SONGS

Song: A Soldier Cries

Remembrance Day Soldier Cries (Soldiers Cry).mp4

Song: O CANADA

O Canada Official New Lyrics of Canadian National Anthem EnglishFrench.mp4

Song: HIGHWAY OF HEROES

The Trews - Highway of Heroes.mp4

Song: PITTANCE OF TIME

Terry Kelly - A Pittance of Time (Official Version).mp4

Song: The Call

The Poppy Girls - The Call (No Need To Say Goodbye).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.

Auschwitz Museum - On Auschwitz podcast

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.

Adventurous Journeys (trips), citizenship opportunities, varied cross-curricular initiatives, and student mentorship can be a part of an ongoing strategy or progression.