Remembrance Day is ALWAYS an important day of year and 2017 is significant as we commemorate the 100th anniversaries of the Battles of Vimy Ridge, Passchendaele, and Hill 70, battles that have a lot of meaning for Canadians.
On the home front and abroad, 1917 was a monumental year as Canadian women voted in a federal election in our country for the first time, and overseas a communist Soviet Union was first established. The list goes on and on.
This year the Musée Héritage Museum will be open from 9am to 1pm on November 11 so visitors have the opportunity to learn more about the history surrounding Remembrance Day, whether that history is local, national, or international. While our focus this year will be on the First World War, we also honour the contributions and sacrifices made by Canadians in other conflicts.
Displays are set up for viewing and include photographs of those who served in the Canadian Forces throughout the years from St. Albert, propaganda posters, slideshows and some interesting militaria. Trivia questions, a World War II-era board game, poppy crafts, and the ever-popular uniform try-on provide additional hands-on activities to learn more about our history.
Come join us at the Musee Heritage Museum from 9am until 1pm on Remembrance Day as we remember together. There will also be hot drinks available if you need to drop by to warm up a little on a cold day!
Most importantly, arrive in time to take part in the ceremony at the cenotaph, just outside of our doors, and pay homage to those men and women who fell in combat, fighting for our country, to provide us with the freedoms that we enjoy today.
For more information visit our website, museeheritage.ca or call 780 459-1528