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October 25, 2012

Taking A Time to Remember at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum

OTTAWA, October 25, 2012 –

They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

Every year on November 11 we remember these words by Laurence Binyon, but this year the Canada Aviation and Space Museum (CASM) is offering the community a broader opportunity to remember over the course of three weekends.

Throughout the week-ends of October 27-28, November 3-4, and Remembrance week-end November 10-11, children will be invited to take part in printmaking workshops during which, using ink, rollers and papers, they will make prints depicting the Canadian Forces in action.

At 2 p.m. on Sunday October 28, the Centralaires Concert Band will perform A Salute to our Veterans, paying tribute by performing popular songs from the war years.

At 2 p.m. on Sunday November 4, the Central Band of the Canadian Forces and the Governor General's Foot Guards Band will perform We Will Remember, to honour our Veterans as well as military personnel in active service.

At 2 p.m. on Saturday November 10, the Ottawa Children's Choir will perform Songs of Peace and Remembrance, to mark Remembrance Day.

In addition to the musical performances, Sunday November 4 will be sure to fascinate collectors of all stripes. A Passion for Collecting will attract a wide variety of collectors eager to share their private collections' treasures with the public.

The event will feature keynote speaker Jack Ford, who served as a photographer with 414 Squadron, which carried out photo reconnaissance, intelligence, and ground attacks during the Dieppe Raid and the Invasion of Europe, will share stories about his photo collection, as well as encounters with General Montgomery, British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill, and King George VI.

Other presentations will include :

  • Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation's conservation expert Sue Warren offering tips to collectors;
  • War medal collector Andrew Cadzo whose research has allowed him to return over 100 medals belonging to 38 Canadian soldiers to 26 appropriate institutions over the years, on his current projects;
  • Special Guest Kelly M. Smith on Captain Roger Lovewell Smith;
  • Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission radiation protection specialist Christina Dodkin on identifying and safely handling and disposing of historic consumer and military radioactive collectibles featuring glow-in-the-dark paint.

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Olivier Bouffard
Media relations
613-949-5732

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