On the 24th December at The Canadian War Cemetery in Groesbeek Holland, 2,619 candles will be placed in the cemetery where a small ceremony to remember the war dead will be held. One candle will be placed on every grave in the cemetery.
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. […]
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 […]
Veterans Affairs Canada estimates that as many as 12,000 Indigenous people served in the great conflicts of the 20th century, including the Battle of Hong Kong. Did you know that Indigenous people volunteered to fight for Canada before they were considered Canadian citizens and allowed to vote? Join us for a talk about Canada’s Indigenous […]