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January 2023 Newsletter

Canada’s Naval Reserve Celebrates 100 years in 2023 Under the auspices of the Naval Service Act the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) was founded in 1910. The Naval Service Act, also authorized the creation of a naval reserve and a volunteer force. In 1914, the Royal Naval Canadian Volunteer Service (RNCVS) was founded. In 1923, the RNCVS was disbanded and the Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve (RCNVR) was founded.

December 2022 Newsletter

Season’s Greetings and All the Best in 2023. Some members of the Friends may have known, but many did not; the Friends celebrated its 35th Anniversary in 2022. The Letters Patent (LP) were signed on July 14, 1987, and the LP were registered on October 21, 1987. In the early years after incorporation, the Friends initially raised $2M for the renovation of the existing War Museum on Sussex Drive. When it became apparent that the Sussex Drive location,…

November 2022 Newsletter

On this special day, we pause to remember and reflect upon all who have served Canada in both war and peace. Some gave their youth, some their health, both physically and mentally, while others made the ultimate sacrifice. May we take time to remember the personal sacrifices many Canadians have made. May we dedicate a few moments on this special day to ensure that no sacrifice was in vain or forgotten. Remembrance Day is but…

October 2022 Newsletter

International Artist’s Day October 25th Nations go to war, but it is their citizens who experience it. This experience, social and individual, needs to be both recorded and interpreted. Journalists, photographers, and filmmakers record, and to an extent interpret, historical events. But artists provide a powerful insight into these events through their particular way of seeing the world.In art, the sensuous and the emotional aspects of the experience of war are most effectively realized. Photographs and…

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…