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Have you thought of identifying the men you are honouring at the Lives of the First World War website? I am a volunteer encouraging Canadian participation and would be happy to offer you some assistance.
Here’s a community I set up last year. You will find my email link in the heading. https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/community/3657
Hi there, I was wondering whether the Rifles would be interested in participating in a day that my students and I are planning for April 7th at Kelvin. We are going to book the library for the whole day to set up a commemorative event to remember the Vimy 100th, Canada and the First World War and we will also pay tribute to the over 40 First World War Kelvin High School soldiers (some of whom were rifles) who died overseas. In the morning, we hope to have guest speakers, project displays that will remember the war from multiple perspectives, virtual reality simulation of First World War scenes, music, video, etc. We are planning to have a First World War themed lunch as well. In the afternoon, Robert Falcon Ouellette, John Orlikow and Jim Carr have been invited to join us. Wab Kinew has already agreed to come. At about 2:30, a group of us will walk together across the bridge over to Vimy Ridge Memorial Park in Mr Ouellette’s riding. At about 3:00, we will hold a short ceremony where we will lay a wreath, play the last post, and we will have Cam Kilgour (a former student and the great great nephew of John McCrae) read in Flanders Fields.
I thought the Rifles might be interested in this day. It would be amazing to have a few people come to our school dressed in First World War uniforms (if that is possible). We also would love for you to be a part of our pilgrimage walk and the ceremony. Let me know what you think and how you might help us enhance this commemorative day. Thanks
Kelvin High School Social Studies Department Head
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