Recruiting now for 2018!

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Start writing your articles for the Final centenary edition now!

Hard to believe, but the Centenary of the Great War is coming to a close. Now is the time to submit that story you’ve been meaning to write for The Maple Leaf. We will be rounding up all the Nov. 11 events and coverage in our next issue. Remember to send in your photos and stories. Continue reading

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New Maple Leaf is out now

The Fall issue of The Maple Leaf is out this Saturday. Pick up your copy at our September meeting or look for it in the mail soon. Continue reading

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Black Forestry Men of Nova Scotia 2nd Construction Bn Get Memorial in old French Village

From CBC

‘What they went through had to be absolutely unbelievable’: Canadian black battalion honoured by French town
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/french-town-black-battalion-memorial-1.4798913

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The 52 Places Traveler: A Pilgrimage to Ypres

From New York Times

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Let’s Help Find Canadian Nurses who served with New Zealand General Hospital Number 2 (Mount Felix).

Graham Grist (Walton on Thames, Surrey, UK) writes:

Please excuse me sending a joint e-mail but I hope you both might be able to assist me with a research project. I have been a member of the WFA since it was formed in 1980 (Membership number 216) and I am also a member of Surrey branch here in the UK.
I live in Walton on Thames, Surrey and I am researching the hospital that was here during the First World War which was run by New Zealanders for New Zealanders and known as New Zealand General Hospital Number 2 (Mount Felix). Continue reading

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Nova Scotia in the First World War – a video interview with historian Brian Tennyson

This short video interview with historian Brian Tennyson by The Maple Leaf Managing Editor David Fuller was shot outside Tennyson’s old high school, Malvern Collegiate in Toronto, where he was a student in the 1950s. He is professor emeritus at Cape Breton University and has just published his book Nova Scotia at War 1914-1919. Tennyson is also the author of Merry Hell, The Story of the 25th Battalion (Nova Scotia Regiment).

(Revised edit, June 17, 2018)

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House of Commons votes to honour Sam Sharpe in foyer of Centre Block

Plaque of Lt Col Sam Sharpe by COBWFA Member Tyler Briley.

Recently, The House of Commons approved the installation of a memorial to Lt. Col. Samuel Sharpe of the 116th Battalion, who died in 1918. MP Erin O’Toole made the motion below. which received a unanimous vote in the house on May 24,2018 – the day before the 100th anniversary of Sharpe’s death.

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Norm Christie calls on remembrance community to band together

Author/Broadcaster Norm Christie spoke at the May 6, 2018 meeting at the R.S. McLaughlin Armoury. In a video interview afterwards, he explains why groups like COBWFA need to join other organizations across the country to urge the government to help them preserve the history of our Canadian forces. Continue reading

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William F. Stewart, April 28, 2018 meeting

Thanks to author Bill Stewart for a great talk on his new book, Canadians on the Somme. Bill spoke to members at the April 28, 2018 branch meeting, held at the R.S. McLaughlin Armoury. Continue reading

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