Thursday, November 6, 2014

Canada - Strong, Proud and Free!

From November 5 to November 11th, and for the fourth year running, GenealogyCanada is showcasing Veterans’ Week.

It is an opportunity for all Canadians to recognize the contribution that our veterans have made, and to honour those who made the ultimate sacrifice on behalf of Canada.

Here are some ways to mark your remembrance -

  • You can buy and wear a poppy
  • You can attend a local Remembrance Day ceremony on November 11th
  • You can talk to a friend or relative who served with the Canadian Armed Forces in Afghanistan or in other areas of conflict.

You can watch the Heroes Remember videos and listen to veterans talk about their experiences at

Each year, GenealogyCanada sponsors a contest, and this year in honour of the 100th anniversary of the First World War, the question is – Which province in Canada sent the largest number of men and women to fight in the First World War?

Hint: You will find the answer in this week’s Canadian Week in Review

I am offering the winner of the contest a detailed research consultation report on an ancestor who fought for Canada in the Great War, or who was involved in the war effort.

The winner will be announced November 12th.

Good luck to all!