Vimy Oak Dedication - Brant Artillery Gunner's Club

November 4th, 2017 | Categories: Events
Vimy Ridge Oak Tree Dedication - Brantford, Ontario
Join the Brant Artillery Gunner's Club on November 11, 2017 as they dedicate 5 Vimy Oaks to the memory of those who fell during the Battle of Vimy Ridge. Ceremony begins at 2 p.m....

Bell Memorial's 100th Anniversary Celebration

October 12th, 2017 | Categories: Events
Bell Memorial Re-dedication Ceremony, October 24, 2017
The GWCA is excited to promote this wonderful local history centenary – the rededication of the Bell Memorial.  This iconic monument, celebrating the invention of the telephone in...

Battle of Hill 70 - Who Will You Remember?

August 14th, 2017 | Categories: Events
The Battle for Hill 70 - Six Nations and World War One
During the Battle of Hill 70, more than 9,000 Canadians were killed, wounded or taken prisoner between August 15 and August 25, 1917.  The following list represents the men from Brantford, Brant...

Remembering Hill 70

August 10th, 2017 | Categories: Events
Remembering Hill 70 - Six Nations, Ontario - 114th Battalion CEF
Learn about Six Nations' contribution to one of, arguably, Canada's most significant battles of the Great War - Hill 70.  There will be a short presentation on the battle itself and on...

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,...

GWCA Presents: Teresa Iacobelli – March 8 @ 7:30 p.m.

March 4th, 2017 | Categories: Events
Teresa Iacobelli - Death or Deliverance, Canadian Courts-Martial during the First World War
Teresa Iacobelli is the author of the C.P. Stacey Award-winning Death or Deliverance: Canadian Courts-Martial in the Great War – the first book to consider commuted sentences alongside cases...