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Travelling About: Five things to do and see in November/December 2015
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Travelling About: Five things to do and see in November/December 2015

Five things to do and see in November/December 2015:   1. See the World War Women exhibit This fall, the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa is putting on a special exhibit to showcase the efforts of women during the first and second world wars, whether they were working, volunteering or serving in uniform. Their stories will be told through oral histories, artifacts, texts, images and more. World War Women Oct. 23-March 20, 2016 Canadian War Museum, Ottawa www.warmuseum.ca/event/world-war-women 2. Visit Calgary for a trip back to the Cold War The Air Force Museum Society of Alberta in Calgary is opening a new exhibit focused on the efforts of the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Cold War. The exhibit will feature four jets from the era and a vast collection of mater...
Travelling about: Five things to do and see in September/October
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Travelling about: Five things to do and see in September/October

  1. Converge on the Dunvegan Crossroads for the Battle of Glengarry The Battle of Glengarry returns for its 6th annual re-creation of this pivotal battle in the War of 1812. Re-enactors from Canada and the United States will use muskets, cannons and campfires to tell the story of what happened here more than 200 years ago. There will also be a historic fashion show, encampment tours and merchants selling souvenirs. The Battle of Glengarry Sept. 26-27 Glengarry Pioneer Museum, Dunvegan, Ont. www.glengarrypioneermuseum.ca/home/events/1812-re-enactment 2. Discover a century of women at war This special exhibit at the national war museum traces the impact of total war on women through the 20th and early 21st centuries. While the focus is on what women did during conflicts–at...
Travelling About: July/August 2015
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Travelling About: July/August 2015

1. Visit Halifax for Canada’s largest annual military event The Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo is a festival of military music, dancing, parades and workshops held every year in picturesque Halifax. In addition to Canadian Armed Forces musicians and pipes and drums, there will be performance teams from as far away as Estonia, France, Germany, Norway and Sweden. It’s a must-see for all Canadians. Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo When: June 30-July 7 Where: Halifax www.nstattoo.ca 2. Learn about military dentistry at the National War Museum If you happen to be in the Ottawa area this summer, stop by the Canadian War Museum to check out its special exhibit on the history of military dentistry. The exhibit is being presented in partnership with the Royal Canadian Denta...
Travelling About: May/June 2015
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Travelling About: May/June 2015

1. Visit Calgary and learn about Holland The Military Museums in Calgary will be hosting a special exhibition of artifacts and photos relating to the liberation of the Netherlands during the Second World War. There will also be video displays relating oral histories of the conflict from the veterans themselves, plus an exhibit dedicated to Dutch war brides. The Maple Leaf and the Tulip: The Liberation of Holland in the Second World War Military Museums, Calgary Opening May 5 www.themilitarymuseums.ca 2. Celebrate the Queen at the Pioneer Village This year, the Fanshawe Pioneer Village is holding a celebration of the birthday of Her Majesty Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Empress of India. This will be a day-long event including 19th-century ...
Travelling About: March/April 2015
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Travelling About: March/April 2015

1. Visit Quebec’s Citadel for a special exhibition The Parallel is a special exhibition of photography that compares the First World War to the mission in Afghanistan. This series of pictures taken on the battlefields of Europe and Afghanistan show some uncanny similarities between the conflicts and underlines the historical, technological and human connections between these two periods. The exhibition also showcases five pairs of objects used by soldiers during the First World War and during the Afghanistan mission. The Citadelle March 1–May 9 Quebec City www.lacitadelle.qc.ca 2. Visit Alberta for an exhibition featuring Iranian photography The Military Museums in Calgary is hosting a special exhibition of Iranian photography this spring. The Burnt Generation is a collection of p...
Travelling About: January/February 2015
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Travelling About: January/February 2015

1. Visit The Canadian War Museum For Special Fighting In Flanders Exhibit When the First World War began 100 years ago, the fighting quickly centered on Belgium and the battles at places like Ypres and Passchendaele. The Canadian War Museum is putting on a special exhibition this winter–highlighting the famous poem In Flanders Fields by John McCrae–that will allow visitors to experience what life was like on the front lines. Fighting In Flanders – Gas. Mud. Memory. Jan. 1–April 26 The Canadian War Museum, Ottawa www.warmuseum.ca   2. See Toronto Do Its Part The City of Toronto’s Market Gallery presents an exhibit called Toronto Does Her Bit: The Home Front In The Great War. The focus is on life in the city during the First World War using archival photographs, artworks a...

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