Some CEF100 Activities to Date:
Here are some of the activities CEF100 has been involved in:
Victoria High School, Victoria, B.C., Various Dates
CEF100 assisted in the development of several events and initiatives at Victoria High School (VHS)—the oldest public high school west of Winnipeg. Vic High’s contribution to the Great War is commemorated in a series of projects initiated by the Alumni Association and some dedicated students and teachers (see: http://vichigh.com/history/the-great-war-project.php
♥ Rededication of the memorial trees planted in 1917
♥ From Classroom to Battlefield is a book by Dr. Barry Gough that marks the 100th anniversary of the present Vic High building and the contributions students and staff made to the war. (See: http://vichigh.com/support-us/book-order.php)
Great War Symposium, Halifax, N.S., May 2014
CEF100 assisted with the planning and promotion of A Symposium on the Great War (1914 – 1918): Remembrance, Commemoration and Perspectives in the 21st Century that took place in Halifax, Nova Scotia in May 2014. The program for this initiative of the World Heritage Tourism Research Network at Mount Saint Vincent University was high quality and was very well organized. Unfortunately, participation was lower than expected due mainly to funding constraints within the organizations invited to send delegates.
Great War Music Revue, Victoria, BC, November 2014
CEF100 co-produced and co-directed this sing-along music revue with the Maritime Museum of BC. First presented in November 2014, the revue will be performed again in May 1915.
Music, stories, letters and poems take the audience on a journey through the Great War years. This production features popular songs of the day that encourage the audience to sing along. The songs are interspersed with stories that give a flavour of the times and reflect the war’s impact on Victoria.
The program was designed to provide a template that may be used by any group to easily develop a revue featuring their own home town or region. For a copy the slide show containing images and songs, please contact CEF100 at: firstname.lastname@example.org