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  • Battle of Passchendaele (N/A, Ontario ) - November 10, 2021 November 10, 2021
    Canadians have a proud history of bravely serving in the cause of peace and freedom over the years. A name from Canada's First World War military heritage that still stirs emotions is “Passchendaele.” On a muddy battlefield in northwest Belgium, Canadians overcame almost unimaginable hardships to win an impressive victory in the fall of 1917. […]
    Government of Canada; Veterans Affairs Canada
  • Battle of the Scheldt (N/A, Ontario ) - October 2, 2021 October 2, 2021
    The Battle of the Scheldt was a military operation in northern Belgium and southwestern Netherlands that took place during the Second World War. On September 12, 1944, the First Canadian Army was given the task of clearing the Scheldt of German occupiers. The first attacks began on September 13, with little success. Click here to […]
    Government of Canada; Veterans Affairs Canada
  • Dieppe Raid (N/A, Ontario ) - August 19, 2021 August 19, 2021
    The Raid on Dieppe, France, on August 19, 1942, was a pivotal moment in the Second World War. With virtually all of continental Europe under German occupation, the Allied forces faced a well-entrenched enemy. Some method had to be found to create a foothold on the continent, and the Raid on Dieppe offered invaluable lessons […]
    Government of Canada; Veterans Affairs Canada
  • VJ-Day / End of the Second World War (N/A, Ontario ) - August 15, 2021 August 15, 2021
    August 15, 1945 marked the end of the war in the Pacific and the end of the Second World War. Click here to discover more on the Second World War: Second World War - Veterans Affairs Canada
    Government of Canada; Veterans Affairs Canada
  • Battle of Hill 70 (N/A, Ontario ) - August 15, 2021 August 15, 2021
    Canadian soldiers saw heavy action in the First World War and the names of some of their major battles—like Vimy Ridge and Passchendaele—still resonate today in our country's collective memory. An important chapter in our wartime history that is less well remembered, however, came at Hill 70 in France where the Canadian Corps won an […]
    Government of Canada; Veterans Affairs Canada
  • A Night at the USO (St. John's, Newfoundland & Labrador ) - July 2, 2021 July 2, 2021
    Featuring Broadway's Petrina Bromley with Bill Brennan and the Royal Newfoundland Regiment Band. Tickets $80.00 for Legion members, $100.00 for non-members, and free for WWII Veterans and companion. Includes a welcome drink, wine, plus a steak and lobster dinner. The evening also features raffles and silent auction with great prizes! Tickets online at www.pleasantvillelegion.com, at […]
    Government of Canada; Veterans Affairs Canada
  • Battle of the Somme (N/A, Ontario ) - July 1, 2021 July 1, 2021
    The First World War was fought from 1914 to 1918 and was the most destructive conflict that had ever been seen up to that time. The Battle of the Somme was one of the war's most significant campaigns and Canadian soldiers from coast to coast would see heavy action in the fighting there in the […]
    Government of Canada; Veterans Affairs Canada
  • Battle of Beaumont-Hamel (N/A, Newfoundland & Labrador ) - July 1, 2021 July 1, 2021
    Most Canadians know July 1st as Canada Day. However, in Newfoundland and Labrador, the day has an additional and more solemn meaning. There, it is also known as Memorial Day and marks the anniversary of the fighting at Beaumont-Hamel during the First World War. Click here to learn more about this military milestone: Battle of Beaumont-Hamel […]
    Government of Canada; Veterans Affairs Canada
  • The Story of Canada's Nursing Sisters in the Battle of Hong Kong (Nepean, Ontario ) - June 21, 2021 June 21, 2021
    The Hong Kong Veterans Commemorative Association (HKVCA) and the Royal Canadian Military Institute (RCMI) present the story of Canada's Nursing Sisters in the Battle of Hong Kong. The event will include a tour of the RCMI museum's extensive collection of military artifacts and its library and archives. Join in to hear the fascinating story of […]
    Government of Canada; Veterans Affairs Canada
  • Edmonton City Hall Cenotaph - Re -Dedication Ceremony (Edmonton, Alberta ) - June 13, 2021 June 13, 2021
    A Re-Dedication ceremony for the Edmonton City Hall Cenotaph is planned to commemorate the Afghanistan War and recent inscription on the 85 year old cenotaph. Members of military families whose family member served in Afghanistan, Afghanistan war veterans, and Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson will be at the cenotaph where large portions of the ceremony were […]
    Government of Canada; Veterans Affairs Canada
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