Charlotte Livingston's Silver Cross Pilgrimage to the Battlefields of France and Belgium

May 22nd, 2017 | Categories: News
Commonwealth War Graves Commission One hundredth Anniversary
BX August 2, 1928 Death’s Silent Comradeship in Battlefields of France – Maple Leaves Designate the Graves of Canadian Soldiers – Graves Across the Sea Carefully...

Brantford's Lost Gun of Vimy

April 10th, 2017 | Categories: News
BX June 1, 1917 Captured Gun May Come Here – 4th Battalion Would Like Trophy of Vimy Ridge Placed in Brantford Mayor Bowlby stated this morning that he had not as yet written...

Remembering Vimy - The Killed from Brant County

April 9th, 2017 | Categories: News
Oscar Fearman, Percy Gill, Absolam Smith, Canadian National Vimy Memorial - April 9, 1917 - Image Courtesy of MWO Chris Chaban
During the Battle of Vimy Ridge, more than 10,500 Canadians were killed or wounded between April 9 and April 12, 1917.  The following list represents the men from Brant County who were killed...

Remembering Vimy - The Wounded from Brant County

April 6th, 2017 | Categories: News
100th Anniversary of Vimy Ridge - Doing Our Bit.  Arthur and Arden Daiken
During the Battle of Vimy Ridge, more than 10,500 Canadians were killed or wounded between April 9 and April 12, 1917.  The following list represents the men from Brant County who were wounded...

Brantford’s “On to Vimy” Contingent - 1936

April 5th, 2017 | Categories: News
Vimy Ridge Pilgrimage Brantford Contingent
Those from the County of Brant who attended the unveiling of the Canadian National Vimy Memorial on July 26, 1936 These names were taken from the book “Epic of Vimy,” first published in...

GWCA Presents: Professor Peter Farrugia - April 3, 2017

March 29th, 2017 | Categories: Events
Vimy Ridge in History and Myth - Peter Farrugia Doing our Bit
Dr. Peter Farrugia’s research interests lie in 19th and 20th century Britain and France, particularly the study of war and peace, as well as the history of Brantford. Peter is especially...

GWCA Presents: Terry Copp - March 27, 2017

March 21st, 2017 | Categories: Events
Doing Our Bit - Irish Canadian Rangers
"Montreal’s Irish Canadian Rangers began official recruiting on Easter Monday 1916, the same day as the start of the Easter Uprising in Dublin. Their commanding officer Lieutenant-Colonel...

GWCA Presents: Eric Story – Monday, March 20 @ 7:30 p.m.

March 17th, 2017 | Categories: Events
Doing Our Bit
Eric Story is a research associate at the Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies.  He is a professional researcher and writer who has published multiple articles on early...

GWCA Presents: Gary Surette – March 15 @ 7:30 p.m.

March 10th, 2017 | Categories: Events
John Aubrey Holdsworth - Doing Our Bit
Gary Surette is a retired radio announcer from CKPC.  When Gary is not piloting airplanes out of the Brantford airport or travelling, he occupies his time serving our community through various...

Veteran of Vimy - April 9, 1917

March 9th, 2017 | Categories: Events
Set in 1961, Veteran of Vimy is the story of a young university student who learns some of the best history lessons can be found outside the classroom. Kirby Matthews, a varsity football player,...

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