Canadian Legion Remembrance Day Contest

Youth Remembrance Contests

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Fostering Remembrance is a part of everything we do. Through The Royal Canadian Legion’s longstanding Annual Poster and Literary Contests, Canadian school children honour Canada’s Veterans through creative art and writing, and help perpetuate Remembrance.

 

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Poster and Literary Contests

The contests are divided into four categories:

 

  • Senior: Grades 10, 11, 12
  • Intermediate: Grades 7, 8, 9
  • Junior: Grades 4, 5, 6
  • Primary: Grades 1, 2, 3 (Poster Contest only)

The Poster Contest is divided into two categories: colour and black and white. The Literary Contest is divided into two categories: essay and poem. Entries are submitted at the Branch level and winning entries proceed to the provincial and then national level.

Prizes

 

The winning entries for each category at the national level are displayed at the Canadian War Museum from July 1 to May 1 of the following year. For the Poster Contest, the second place winners, and those receiving an honourable mention, are displayed in the foyer of the House of Commons during the Remembrance period in November.

For the senior winners in the four contests (two posters, one essay and one poetry), the Legion sponsors a trip to Ottawa to attend the National Remembrance Day Service. There, the winners place a wreath on behalf of the youth of Canada as well as have an opportunity to meet and visit with the Governor General.

 

Entering and regulations

Students can enter as many contests as they wish, but can submit only one entry per category.

Local Legion Branches determine the Poster and Literary Contests deadlines for entries. To participate, schools should contact their local Legion in September for information. Contact your local Branch for details.

Download the Youth Education brochure

Download the application form

 

Judging

Initial judging takes place at the community level by volunteers at local Legion Branches. The winning entries are then judged at the provincial level. The winners at this level are sent to Ottawa where the national winners are declared. The winnin

 

g entries are published in the Winners Booklet which is sent to all Branches and available to schools.

Download the Judging Guidelines

Past winners

2017 | 2016 | 2015 |2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003

The Legion encourages schools to contact their local Legion Branch for details on coordinating the Poster and Literary Contests.

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Veterans Affairs Canada Remembrance Day Resources

Veterans’ Week Learning Resources These materials are free of charge. To receive your order by Veterans’ Week, please order before October 27, 2017.


This year marks the centennial of the First World War’s Battle of Passchendaele. Explore our web feature for historical info, photo galleries, commemorative events & 4 new lesson plans (one for every age group)

Canada at War Learning Tools for Remembrance Day

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Canada at War Learning Tools for Remembrance Day

These learning tools explore the themes of commemoration and remembrance as they relate to the First and Second World Wars. Challenge students to reflect on how the past has been commemorated and invite them to use their creative writing and visual art skills to create an original work centered on these themes.

While the contest is closed for this year, the activity is worthwhile and there are lots of great exemplars on their site for inspiration and discussion.

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Canadian Opera Company Field Trips

Canadian Opera Company

“This thrill and appreciation of opera (and of all art forms) is a critical part of an education curriculum which ensures an understanding and appreciation that in art and music, one can find inspiration, joy, escapism, awe and humanistic insight – which to me, are all very necessary elements of character development.” Teacher, Dundas Public School

http://www.coc.ca/ExploreAndLearn/Schools/

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Waterloo Museum Field Trip Options

2016/2017 Education Programs:

Mini Museum Goers – Pre-school Program

Early Learning/Kindergarten Children are introduced to the gallery museum and community outings through fun activities on a variety of themes. Choose from program themes such as; Collecting, People in our Community, or Jobs and Working. Available January to April only. 1.5 hours, maximum 40 children.

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Remembrance Day Resources from Veterans.gc.ca

The popular Veterans’ Week materials have been entirely updated for 2016. New editions of the

  • Take Time to Remember activity booklet (ages 5-7), as well as
  • youth newspapers Tales of Animals in War (ages 5-11)and
  • Canada Remembers Times (ages 12-18) are now available.
  • Postcards for Peace and the Veterans’ Week bookmarks and posters are also back
    again, as is an
  • on-line teacher’s guide.

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Explore what we have to offer and order them today at no charge:

www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/get-involved/remembrance-day/learning-resources
Our 2016 Veterans’ Week web feature offers a wealth of other resources for educators, from ideas on how schools can show they remember to social media tools that allow youth to share their thoughts on those who have served and sacrificed in uniform over the years. Check it out here:

www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/get-involved/remembrance-day

McCrae House: History Field Trip option

McCrae House, located in Guelph, Ontario, is the birthplace of John McCrae (b. 1872 – d. 1918), doctor, soldier and author of the famous First World War poem “In Flanders Fields“. The house is a National Historic Site of Canada. 

This small limestone cottage, built in 1858, was owned by the McCrae family from 1870 to 1873. Other families occupied the house until 1966, when a group of Guelph citizens purchased the building with the intention of preserving it as a museum. This group formed the Lt. Col. John McCrae Birthplace Society and began to raise money for its restoration.

McCrae House contains both permanent and temporary exhibition space that interprets the life and times of John McCrae. Yearly themes are offered. Summer activities include Poppy Push, Canada Day, Teddy Bear Picnic, History Camp and special teas in the garden. The gardening volunteers have worked to create an award-winning garden reflecting the time period of the mid-to-late 19th century.

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Venue

McCrae House
108 Water Street, Guelph, OntarioN1G 1A6 Canada

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Phone:
519-836-1221