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Remembrance Day

CBe-learn will be closed on November 11th in respect of Remembrance Day.
Our offices will be closed, and teachers will not be online.

Veteran Joy Ward-Dockrey, a member of the Cree nation, says handmade beaded poppies created and worn by some First Nation and Metis people are an important symbol. (Image Above) CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL STORY

Please review some of these resources for more information about Remembrance Day in Calgary and across Canada:

  • Remembrance Day ceremonies are being held in Calgary to recognize the sacrifice of Canadian soldiers. See the Veterans Affairs website for event details
  • Why is everyone wearing a Poppy? What does it mean?  How does it help?  Visit the Royal Canadian Legion to learn about the significance of the Poppy 

  • Click here to watch a powerful video: A Pittance of Time

 

 

Ways you can remember:

Remembrance Day ceremonies are being held on November 11 (and during the week) in Calgary to recognize the sacrifice and service of Canadian soldiers.

Check your local news source for ceremonies or click here for a list of ceremonies in Calgary.

Field of Crosses - Have you seen all the remembrance crosses on Memorial Drive? Visit any time this week or attend the Remembrance ceremony at 10:30am on November 11.

Click this Veterans Affairs link for other ways you can remember, includingremembering through social media!

Why is everyone wearing a Red Poppy?

What does it mean? 

What is the Red Poppy campaign and how does it help? 

Visit the Royal Canadian Legion to learn about the significance of the Red Poppy.    

  Image Source: 'Poppydrop'. Royal Canadian Legion (2017). Retreived November 3, 2017 from http://www.legion.ca/images/defau, http://www.legion.ca/images/default-source/News/poppydrop_photo.png?sfvrsn=0

Parliament Hill, 2016
           Image Source: Irma Council. 'Cpl. Francis Pegahmagabow.' Retrieved November 3, 2017 from:    http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/those-who-served/indigenous-veterans/native-soldiers/peaceful

Cpl. Francis Pegahmagabow

Ojibwa, WWI

by Irma Council

First Nations, Inuit and Metis Canadianssent nearly 8,000 soldiers to fight in WWI and WWII. Unfortunately, Indigenous Veterans were not treated the same as other veterans.

You can help heal this injustice by familiarizing yourself (and friends and family) about the contribution of Indigenous Veterans. Explore this Crown-Indigenous Relations and Norther Affairswebpage or this resource from VeteransAffairs

  

Want to learn more about Canadian soldiers in WWI, WWII and subsequent conflicts? Read the Canada Remembers Times from Veterans Affairs.

Multiple Perspectives: White Poppies

After World War One, a group of women in Britain felt the Red Poppy campaign did not go far enough.  They began a White Poppy Campaign with a message of peace and to recognize the sacrfice of all the victims of war: soldiers and civilians.

An Alternative Remembrance ceremony with this theme of peace and sharing stories of war, refugees and peace-building will be held at the Peace Park (2 Ave and 8 St. SW) on November 11, 12:30-2:30.

You can read this Global News story about why the White Poppy Campaign for peace is seen by some to be controversial.

      White Poppies Poster. Peace Pledge Union (2017). Retrieved November 3, 2017 from:.  https://peace-pledge-union.myshopify.com/collections/posters/products/white-poppies-poster