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Friday, May 06, 2005

Canadian War Museum Events

Here's a sneak preview of the new Canadian War Museum. Not being an official media type, I tried enter the museum the other day to snap a few photos but was stopped by security at the door. In the lobby, I did chat with two privates (shown below) of the Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa. At least I believe they were from that regiment. Here is a closer look at their Canadian Forces cap badges. These young gentlemen were helping out set up the re-enactment at Remic Rapids just down the street. The re-enactment will be of a Second World War encampment. It will take place in the Remic Rapids Park, Western Parkway on Saturday May the 7th. The Canadian War Museum will be open from 9am to 9pm. Free Admission! Shuttle service is also free and will run also from 9 to 9. Sunday May 8 marks the 60th anniversary of VE Day. That day's events start off at 10:30am with a commemorative ceremony at the National War Memorial (corner of Elgin and Wellington) followed by a parade to the museum. The weather will be sunny and warm to boot!

One of the neatest things I learned from the opening day brochure is that at "11 a.m. each November 11, the sun will shine through the window of the Museum's Memorial Hall and illuminate the only artifact in that space: the headstone of Canada's Unknown Soldier." A cool Indiana Jones touch I thought.


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