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.
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.
BURSARIES, SCHOLARSHIPS & CONTESTS
PLANNING AND ORGANIZING A CEREMONY
Template: Ceremony PowerPoint (download to edit)
TEACHER GUIDES & 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, those involved, affected, and current geopolitical unrest.
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 AND SOLDIER STORIES & CANADIAN ARMED FORCES (CAF) CONNECTIONS
Serving 3rd Battalion Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry soldier or veteran. (email Daniel Johnson)
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 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.
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
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.