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Bells of Peace

November 6, 2018 at 10:24 am

This Remembrance Day marks the 100th Anniversary of the Armistice which ended the First World War. To mark this occasion there will be a ringing of Bells of Peace across Canada at sundown. “On November 11, 1918 … church bells rang out spontaneously across the country to celebrate the signing of the “Armistice.” After four brutal years … and so many young men and women dead or injured…the First World War was officially over.” TheRead More

Janelle Haviland, age 13.
Photo by Liane Haviland

National Child Day – power of play and recreation

November 6, 2018 at 10:15 am

SUBMITTED “On Dec. 20, 2015 at the age of 10, Janelle was diagnosed with High Risk Stage 3 Favourable LOH+ Wilms Tumour. (a form of Kidney Cancer). She’s been through surgery, 12 rounds of radiation, and 33 weeks (11 cycles) of chemotherapy.” – Liane Haviland, Janelle’s mother. Like many kids her age, Janelle attends a camp over the summer, but during the summer of 2016, Janelle was undergoing treatment for her cancer, which made itRead More

Canada’s Hundred Days – Backgrounder

November 6, 2018 at 10:10 am

VETERANS AFFAIRS CANADA On August 8, 1918, Allied forces on the Western Front launched a major offensive against the German lines near the town of Amiens, France. The Battle of Amiens marked the beginning of Canada’s Hundred Days and the last three months of the First World War. During this period a series of impressive Canadian Corps victories on the Western Front solidified their reputation as elite shock troops. Following the success of the CanadianRead More