100th anniversary of the Poppy

100th anniversary of the Poppy

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100th anniversary of the Poppy
  • Poppy 100 - 4 July 2021 livestream ceremony

    In July 1921, the Great War Veterans Association, a forerunner of the Royal Canadian Legion, met at the Prince Arthur Hotel in Thunder Bay, Ontario Canada. Inspired by John McCrea’s poem In Flanders Fields, Madame Anna Guérin, “The Poppy Lady of France” presented her idea of the remembrance poppy...

  • Where the Poppies Grow - The Lakehead at War

    Where the Poppies Grow is a short docu-drama about one soldier during the Great War. Alfred Saxberg was a first generation Finnish Canadian who signed up at the beginning of the war and was fortunate to return home in 1919. When the Great War ended In November 1918, the people of the Lakehead c...

  • Où rougissent les coquelicots: Le Lakehead à la Guerre

    Le portrait émouvant d'un soldat et de sa communauté durant la Grande Guerre et l'histoire de la réunion de 1921 à Port-Arthur, Ontario, lorsque le coquelicot a été désigné comme un symbole international ou de commémoration.

  • A Father's War: The Story Behind an Artifact

    A World War One uniform and other beloved keepsakes tell the story of Finnish Canadian Alfred Saxberg's war-time experience, allowing a family insight into a life that was rarely discussed. Featuring: Marg Saxberg and Captain George Romick

    Director: Ron Harpelle & Kelly Saxberg
    Camera: Kelly Sax...

  • Hommage: l’art de guerre de Pascal Boillet

    Pascal Boillet et un artiste peintre illustrateur, dont l'art tourne autour des deux grandes guerres et le monde merveilleux peuplé de dragons, elfes, nains et créatures fantastiques

  • Ontario Military Hospital, Orpington

    The Ontario Military Hospital, Orpington opened in 19th February 1916, with over 1000 beds. Built on the site of the present Orpington hospital; it was one of the largest and most up to date in the world. In 1917 the hospital was renamed as the No. 16 Canadian General Hospital and another 1000 be...

  • The Invisible Wounds of War

    Canadian soldiers returning home have always been changed by war and peacekeeping, frequently in harmful but unseen ways.

  • Shorncliffe - Keeping the Memory Alive

    Shorncliffe was used as a staging post for troops destined for the Western Front during the First World War and in April 1915 a Canadian Training Division was formed there. The Canadian Army Medical Corps had general hospitals based at Shorncliffe from September 1917 to December 1918.

  • Woman in No Man's Land

    Mary Riter Hamilton was as a Canadian artist. In 1919, she painted the battlefields of France and Belgium, recording the aftermath of World War One.

  • Rosies of the North [ShebaFilms]

    When Kelly Saxberg first moved to Thunder Bay she began exploring her family history in the city. She discovered that her father’s parents had both worked at Canada Car and Foundry during World War Two. She also discovered that in 1939, thousands of women from Thunder Bay and the Prairies donned ...