Remembering the Battle of the Somme

June 29th, 2016 | Categories: News
Battle of the Somme - Colonial Theatre Brantford
Battalions attacked in four or eight waves, not more than 100 yards apart, the men in each almost shoulder to shoulder, in a symmetrical well-dressed alignment and taught to advance steadily upright...

Doing our Bit Book Launch and Reading

May 12th, 2016 | Categories: Events
Vincent Ball’s recent success with the play “Doing Our Bit” in the fall of 2015 has now hit a new high. The play is now being published through the Brant Historical Society....

Remembering Vimy Ridge

April 8th, 2016 | Categories: News
Vimy Ridge - 40th Battery Canadian Field Artillery - Doing Our Bit
With only one year until the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, we ask you to take a moment to remember the over 3,500 Canadians who made the supreme sacrifice. Please click on the names...

Cancelled - to be rescheduled at a later date

March 23rd, 2016 | Categories: Events
Doing Our Bit
Unfortunately our highly anticipated lecture featuring historian Norm Christie on March 29, 2016 is cancelled due to a scheduling conflict.  We are working on organizing another talk with Mr....

GWCA Presents: Nina Bozzo – March 22 @ 7.30 p.m.

March 19th, 2016 | Categories: Events
Doing Our Bit
Nina Bozzo is a History PhD candidate at the University of Western Ontario, studying Medical, Military, Environmental, Gender, and Youth. Nina’s current focus is on the relationship between...

GWCA Presents: Dr. Alyssa Cundy – March 15 @ 7.30 p.m.

March 11th, 2016 | Categories: Events
Doing Our Bit - Dr. Alyssa Cundy
Originally from Vancouver, British Columbia, Alyssa Cundy graduated with her PhD in History from Wilfrid Laurier University in October 2015.  Dr. Cundy specializes in the naval blockade of...

GWCA Presents: Dr. Roger Sarty – March 8 @ 7.30 p.m.

March 4th, 2016 | Categories: Events
Doing Our Bit - Great War Research
Professor Roger Sarty is one of Canada's leading naval historians, specializing in the history of Canada's Navy and coastal defences.  His research interests include British, Canadian...

GWCA Presents: Evan Habkirk - March 1, 2016 @ 7.30 p.m.

February 24th, 2016 | Categories: Events
114th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force - Brock"s Rangers
Evan Habkirk is completing his PhD with the University of Western Ontario’s History Department, with research assistantships in their Anthropology, Kinesiology, and First Nations Studies...

GWCA Presents: Dr. Geoff Hayes – February 23 @ 7.30 p.m.

February 17th, 2016 | Categories: Events
First World War Battlefield Mapping
Professor Geoff Hayes’ current research interests lie in ‘deep mapping’ Canada’s world war experience.  By drawing upon undergraduate and graduate students and partnering...

Parliament Hill Fire, 1916 - Internment of All Enemy Aliens in Canada is Demanded

February 4th, 2016 | Categories: News
100th Anniversary of the Fire on Parliament Hill, Ottawa Ontario.  German Saboteurs Suspected
In some respects, it is very difficult for us to appreciate the attitudes of Canadians immersed in the midst of an interminable war.  The reaction to a ‘freak’ fire in the Parliament...