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September 2022 Newsletter

On August 17, 2022, on completion of the first in-person board meeting in over two and a half years, the Friends Board of Directors made its 2022 contribution to the CWM. Representing the CWM was Caroline Dromaguet, Interim President and Chief Executive Officer and Dean Oliver, Acting Vice-President and Director General. The formal agreement developed jointly between the Friends and the CWM reflects the close collaboration between the two organizations in supporting specific CWM requirements.…

August 2022 Newsletter

Veterans and Canadian Armed Forces personnel who have served in various peace support efforts will gather at events across the country to honour their comrades. A national ceremony is held each year in Ottawa at the Peacekeeping Monument on the Sunday closest to August 9. It is organized by the local chapter of the Canadian Association of Veterans in United Nations Peacekeeping, the Canadian Armed Forces, Veterans Affairs Canada and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

July 2022 Newsletter

The Canadian War Museum is now fully open for your enjoyment. Visit the many exciting exhibits this summer. Summer is here and the living is easy. Summer is short in Canada and there is no better way to enjoy it than to read a book outdoors. The Friends Book Room provides an ideal opportunity to get the right book to enjoy at the cottage or in the backyard, accompanied of course, with your favourite refreshing…

June 2022 Newsletter

In June’s Newsletter you will find a link to my annual report for our 2021/22 fiscal year. In preparing the report, my intention is to convey a message of sustained commitment and support throughout what was an extraordinarily challenging year. The progress, innovation and achievement evident in the report are a tribute to the tenacity of members, donors and volunteers. This dedication to sustaining the Friends as a viable registered charity and valued supporter of…

May 2022 Newsletter

Springtime in Ottawa finally means warmer weather and an opportunity to explore the city on foot or by bike. Larry Capstick and Rob Collins, both volunteers at the Museum and Friends Members, enjoy cycling around Ottawa. During a casual discussion, Larry and Rob observed that there were many military memorials and monuments around the city; some obvious while others are rather obscure. They also felt that the military memorials were often overlooked or bypassed by…

April 2022 Newsletter

The Friends launched its Newsletter one year ago in April, 2021. Twelve monthly and two special editions later, we have arrived at our first anniversary. As non-professionals in this field, we have learned much over the past year and are always working to improve the product. The Newsletter Team seeks your comments and suggestions to assist with improving the value proposition we are striving to offer you, our readers.

March 2022 Newsletter

“Women in the Military” To celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8th, the Friends dedicate its March Newsletter to the heroic and unselfish sacrifices made by Canadian Women in their service of their country.

February 2022 Newsletter

The Military Service of Black Canadians of the Niagara Region   Black Canadians have served their country in times of war and peace, at home and overseas. They have fought for freedom abroad even as they have struggled against systemic racial barriers denying them equality in their own country.Presented in partnership with the Niagara Military Museum, this panel exhibition highlights the experiences of 22 Black men and women from the Niagara region and Southwestern Ontario…

January 2022 Newsletter

2021 was a challenging year for all of us. COVID-19 and climate-related natural disasters stretched the resources of the country. There was one institution that was ready to respond with assistance, the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF). 

December 2021 Newsletter

President’s Message: Welcome to our December newsletter. Whatever one’s convictions, this very special time of year affords us the opportunity for reflection and hope. In this regard, I commend for your reading pleasure the moving articles in this edition.

Special Remembrance Day Newsletter

Throughout the pandemic, moments of remembrance and our ability to honour those days set aside for reflection and introspection have been challenged, but we overcame. As we collectively emerge from this life altering event, the Friends remember those members and supporters who have left us in the years past. Lest We Forget.