A commemorative event that will also mark the 100th anniversary of the First World War | 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Remember Belgium. Enlist to-day.(détail) First World War recruiting poster, 1914-1918
© Stewart Museum
On Saturday, November 8, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., a Remembrance Day ceremony
will be held in collaboration with the Royal Canadian Navy
. There will be an HMCS Donnacona guard parade, music and speeches, some of them delivered by veterans.Handmade poppies
will be offered to the first participants. They are a faithful reproduction of one the first commemorative poppies to appear in the first half of the 20th century. The original will be on display at the entrance to the Stewart Museum from November 1 to 16. It’s a special opportunity to learn more about the history of the Remembrance Day poppy and its role in honouring our fallen soldiers and veterans.
Also on November 8, guide-interpreters
will present themed vignettes inspired by the eloquent works of art in the travelling exhibition The Navy – A Century in Art
organized by the Canadian War Museum. From dramatic depictions of the Battle of the Atlantic to intimate portraits of life at sea and ashore, these vivid works capture the country’s rich naval experience.
The exhibition continues until January 25, 2015.