“Thanks for a wonderful day – we left with a lot of great ideas and are excited to be involved in this.”
“Our staff who followed the live streaming were very impressed with the format and content.”
“This is a wonderful initiative and [we were] pleased to have been invited to be a part of it.”
“..thanks [to Royal Roads University and the BC Museums Association] for organizing a great event yesterday. It was quite invigorating and the enthusiastic response was very motivating. I also received an email from one of my board members that participated online and she was very pleased as well.”
“Yesterday’s workshop was a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the opportunities we have to connect individuals and organizations to the primary documents that chronicle and personalize Canada’s military history.”

 

BC Remembers the First World War 2014-2018: A forum to explore directions, issues and opportunities, a co-presentation of the BC Museums Association and the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Royal Roads University, was a day-long forum that took place at Royal Roads University and online on April 30, 2014. Over 70 people attended in person in Victoria, BC, a further 30 groups interacted online from across the province and numerous people viewed the event around the world via Livestream.

 

AGENDA AND KEY FORUM MATERIALS

Agenda for BC Remembers the First World War 2014-2018: A forum to explore directions, issues and opportunities.

To see the event recording on Livestream, click here. (To be posted shortly.)

Letter from Hon. Coralee Oakes

Dr. Geoffrey Bird’s presentation that he used to facilitate the forum:
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4

Slide show of commemoration photos from across British Columbia

J.L. Granatstein: Why is Canada botching the Great War centenary?

Summary Report to BC Remembers

 

DATABASE

Please click here for BC Remembers database as of April 28 14.

 

GUEST SPEAKER PRESENTATIONS

Patrick Tobin from Heritage Canada

Keith Black from Veterans Affairs Canada

Caroline Posynick from Royal Roads University on the Dunsmuirs and the First World War

Andrea Malysh, Program Manager, Canadian First World War Internment Recognition Fund on A Home Front Story: Internment Camps in BC

 

LINKS TO FIRST WORLD WAR RESOURCES
CANADIAN

Canadian War Museum: Canada and the First World War

Veteran’s Affairs Canada: Teacher Resources

Veteran’s Affairs Canada: First World War

A City Goes to War

The Canadian Letters and Images Project

The University of Victoria Libraries digitized military collections contain items ranging from illustrations and photos to personal memoirs of veterans, including one of the largest military oral history collections in Canada (close to 600 oral histories with veterans of WWI, WWII, the Korean War and the War in Afghanistan).

INTERNATIONAL

Imperial War Museum: First World War Centenary

Imperial War Museum: Global Commemorations

The ANZAC Centenary 

UK National Archives: First World War 

FUNDING

Veteran’s Affairs Canada

Canadian Heritage “PCH is interested in small community projects with a local and national dimension to fund from within existing PCH programs or other funding reallocations.”

Canadian First World War Internment Recognition Fund 

 

MEDIA RELEASES FROM THE COMMUNITY

Sikh Heritage Museum — Canadian Sikhs in WWI: The Forgotten Story

Creston Museum hosting “Trench Dinner” to commemorate Great War battle

HMCS Alberni Museum Presents Anzac Day April 25

Official Ministerial Call Letter–The Road to 2017

Post-War Songs at the Museum of Vancouver

Royal BC Museum – Live @ Lunch Series

Royal BC Museum – Remembrance Day events

The White Rock Museum & Archives – Lest We Forget 2014

Nikola Valley- Great War news release

Rare First World War film footage on display at Royal BC Museum

Langley Museum participating in UFV’s “Great War Day

Heritage Vancouver launches series to commemorate centenary of World War 1

Kelowna Museum & Archives Presents-Into the Fray

NVMA–A Personal Look at World War I

50 First World War letters in 50 days

D-Day Normandy 1944 Honoured 5 Times

Walking Tour: A Soldiers Journey

Ashcroft — The Way We Were

First World War Centenary Partnership — July 2014

Nursing on the Battlefield–1885-1945

Royal BC Museum – Remembrance Day Events

Many thanks to our partner and supporters for making these events possible.

 

PARTNER

Royal Roads University

 

SUPPORTERS

Heritage BC
City of Victoria