THE PATH OF REMEMBRANCE SEPTEMBER 10 TO NOVEMBER 18, 2017
The First World War is considered to be one of the most defining events of modern history, and touched the lives of every Canadian, including those in the Town of Newmarket. Despite being a small town of under 3,000 people, Newmarket's mighty response to the war was one of fierce patriotism and generosity.
Travel Newmarket's Path of Remembrance to understand the enormity of the War and to look back 100 years in our history; a very meaningful lead up to November 11; Remembrance Day 2017.
REMEMBRANCE DAY PARADE AND SERVICE: VIMY OAK TREE PLANTING CEREMONY
Saturday, November 11
Parade Form Up at 10 a.m. at Water Street and Doug Duncan Drive and March off at 10:30 a.m.
The Remembrance Day Parade and Service, held by the Royal Canadian Legion Milton Wesley Branch 426 will take place at approximately 10:30 a.m. The Service and Vimy Oak Tree Planting will take place at the Veterans' Memorial Park (corner of D'arcy Street and Church Street).
The Town of Newmarket, in collaboration with the Newmarket Veterans’ Association will be unveiling a Vimy White Oak sapling at at the Remembrance Day Parade and Service. The Vimy Oak sapling is a true descendant of the Vimy Ridge acorns sent home to Canada by Lieutenant Leslie H. Miller. The descendants of the Vimy Oaks were grown to mark the 100 anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge in Northern France from April 9 to 12, 1917.
THE GREAT WAR IN PICTURES AND OBJECTS
Now on Display until November 30, 2017
Elman W. Campbell Museum (134 Main Street South)
This display is comprised of uniforms, mementos, models, photos, correspondence, and a trench scene relating the experiences of many who served in the First World War. Visit during the Museum’s regular hours: Tuesday to Saturday:
10 a.m. to Noon & 1 to 4 p.m. Group visits available by appointment, call; 905 953-5314 for more information.
THE WORLD REMEMBERS: A REMEMBRANCE FOR THE MILLIONS WHO LOST THEIR LIVES
Now on Display until November 11, 2017
Newmarket Public Library (438 Park Avenue)
The millions of names of WWI’s brave heroes who served are being honoured around the world in schools, libraries, universities, museums, city halls, churches and other organizations. Throughout 2017, the names of those killed in 1917 will appear and each name will be projected, and programmed, to appear at an exact minute, circling the world through participating nations. Visitors to the Library are encouraged to participate in this international Act of Remembrance by attending the viewing of names, and researching further, if you choose. Located on the lower level.
Tuesday to Thursday | 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday & Saturday | 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday | 1 to 5 p.m.
*Partnership project with Newmarket Public Library, Town of Newmarket, Newmarket Historical Society, Heritage Newmarket & Elman W. Campbell Museum.
INTERACTIVE TRENCH EXHIBIT & SPECIAL VIMY RIDGE SUBWAY TUNNEL
October 28 to November 18, 2017
Old Town Hall (460 Botsford Street)
Newmarket Historical Society’s First World War Centennial Committee is proud to bring back their Interactive Trench Exhibit to Old Town Hall. Experience a unique look at Newmarket’s history during the First World War; travel through a replica trench and a Vimy Ridge Subway Tunnel; see First World War artifacts, real footage of Newmarket soldiers heading off to war, and more.
Tuesday to Sunday | 12:30 to 8 p.m. Special hours for Halloween and November 15 | 12:30 to 5 p.m.