Exhibit: “The Great War, 1914-15”
The RCA Museum (CFB Shilo) will open an exhibit in commemoration of the centennial of The First World War at 5 PM on 4 August 2014, exactly 100 years to the minute since Canada found itself at war with Germany. The guest of honour for the opening ceremony will be renowned Canadian film director and author, Paul Almond, whose father was a Canadian Gunner in the Great War.
The exhibit will examine the causes of the war and its effects on Canada during the first year of the conflict. Visitors will be able to explore life on the home front and the experiences of soldiers overseas. Exhibit highlights will honour the centennials of the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry formed in 1914 and of the writing of “In Flanders Fields” in 1915.
The exhibit will run until June 2015. Future exhibits to commemorate the Somme in 2016 and the battle of Vimy Ridge in 2017 are planned to build on the visitor experience in “The Great War 1914-15.”
The RCA Museum is open Mondays to Fridays, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, closed weekends and holidays, all year and is open 7 days a week, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM from Victoria Day to Labour Day.