short lessons for Remembrance Day, Veterans' Week, Women's history Month or Character BuildingWorkshops.
minute snapshot Soldier of Peace, Beatrice Roberts Izzy doll Carolyn McAskie
Clayton Morningstar minute snapshot minute snapshot minute snapshot
Brigadier General Gregory Young minute snapshot Kevin R. Junor Lorne Cooper
Soldier of Peace, Lyle
“UNRRA must not
merely do its job
well; it must do it so
well that it will give
heart and courage
to the governments
who, slowly but
steadily, are building
up the international
structure of
peace …”
Lester B. Pearson The ultimate North American Devence: NORAD tracks Santa! minute snapshot minute snapshot
Rob Goldstein Russ Moses Corporal Shangary Satgunanathan In 2005 then Governor General Michaelle Jean
Thomas A. Nguyen minute snapshot During the Suez Crisis Egyptian President Nasser Samuel Estwick persevered. When in 1940 the coal miner from Glace Bay was rejected by the RCAF as fighter pilot material, he wrote his MP who brought the matter up in parliament. In 1941 Mr. Estwick trained as a radar technician. He was the top of his class in radar school in Clinton, Ontario.
The Bikaner Camel Corps were important to the Allied cause in Africa in both World Wars. Alice Taylor 20thCBabel Mighty Eleven Alex Harmsen
Chandi Kaur Edith Anderson Monture Felix Adolphe Eboue Frances Loring
Francis Pegahmagabow Gordon Muriel Flowerdew John Shiwak Sergeant Gander, PDSA Dickin Medal Award
Mon Cher Ami Monte Cassino Simon the Cat Tommy Prince
William Edward Hall was the first Canadian seaman, first black in the British Empire and third Canadian to receive the Victoria Cross. Tul Bahadur Pun Lorraine Rigden William George Barker
Valiants Memorial Agnes Wilkie Veterans Guard Elise MacGill
Little Norways Mary Pickford The One That Got Away. Portia White
Kate Aitken Stella War Groom: Flight Lieutenant Donald William McLarty WW II Houses
Character educators needs look no further than Major Marguerite (Peggy) Downes. With her heartfelt commitments to family, church, community and country the first black woman to make major in the Ontario Canadian Army Reserve, is in a class of her own as an exemplar. Major Downes retired as Officer-in-Command of Charlie Squadron of the Highland Creek Cadet Corps after a 45 year army career that started in the Royal Canadian Army Militia in Halifax. Gerald W.A. Bell’s career before WWII started as a special constable for the RCMP in Hamilton. Bell wanted the time the position allowed to prove himself as an athlete before becoming a doctor. He raced against Jesse Owens as a competitive sprinter; he was a trainer at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. He won 63 of 67 bouts as an amateur boxer. Secretly he also took flying lessons. Brocks Rangers Cptn. John Dolsen's Rangers
ChasMSalaberry Elizabeth Mitchell The Express Canoe Fort Mackinac
Future Ships Georgina Fane Pope Henry Grant John Molson
Kay Christie The Mackinaw Coat Rock of Gibraltar Cptn. Wm. Johnson
Black Canadians Wm. Dunlop Brock's Rangers ChasMicheldlrumberryDeSalaberry
Express Canoe Wm. Johnson Kerr Hans Jung AlexanderShukeeLouie
WilburFranks John Franklin Robert Lavack Norman Bethune
Don Upham leeches and Maggots Kay Madil Kenny Allen
Ross Ferguson Junior Ranger Louisa Tookalak of Puvirnituq received a Duke of Edinburgh award at the 2007 Okpiapik Camp near Kuujjuaq. Doris Madder, The Persistence of Doris Albert Madder

Links for Remembrance Day | Veterans' Week | Womens' History Month: Canadian War Museum | Canadian Museum of Civilization | The Memory Project |
The Royal Canadian Legion |The Royal Hamilton Light Infantry | 48th Highlanders Museum | 48th Highlanders Memorial Video | Veterans Affairs Canada |
First World War Audio Archive
| Rare Books and Special Collections, McGill University Library | CBC Digital Archives |
The Historica-Dominion Institute | We'll Never Forget by Jean Miso | Poppy Manual

Anciens Combattants Canada | La Légion royale canadienne | Le Projet Mémoire | Musée canadien des civilisations | Musée canadien de la guerre
Livres Rares et Collections Spéciales, Bibliothèques de McGill | La force francophone | Des femmes sur tous les fronts
Institut Historica-Dominion | Commission de la capitale nationale | Manuel du coquelicot