18 October 2018 – FWW Speaker Series in Winnipeg, MB
Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame

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Date(s) - October 18 2018
11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame


18 October 2018 – FWW Speaker Series in Winnipeg
Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame (inside the Canada Games Sport for Life Cente)
11:30am – 1:30pm

On Thursday, October 18, 2018, the Vimy Foundation presents the First World War Centennial Speaker Series with Stephen Brunt and Bob Weeks.

One hundred years ago, Canadians were engaged in some of the most important battles of the First World War, as they pushed towards Mons and the Armistice. One hundred years later, we still recognize the Great War as a truly transformative experience for Canada.

Join us at this intimate event at the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame to learn more about Canada’s role in the First World War and to discuss sports and entertainment for Canadian soldiers one hundred years ago.

View the Sports Manitoba feature exhibit: Reflections of the Great War: Manitoban Athletes-In-ArmsIn celebration of the 100 years’ anniversary of the end of the First World War, the exhibit features Manitoba’s athletes and sports teams, or the battalions to which they belonged, during the war.

Using information from the digitized First World War personnel records in concert with archival materials such as badges, medals, articles of clothing and uniforms, and sports equipment, the curators designed this exhibit to showcase the incredible efforts of our honoured members and other athletes in the early 20th century.

The event will also feature a screening of the short film Return to Vimy from the Vimy Foundation and the National Film Board of Canada, as well as a display of colourized archival photos, part of the Vimy Foundation’s First World War in Colour project.

Stephen Brunt is a columnist and broadcaster with Rogers Sportsnet, and the author of ten books. As a contributor to They Fought in Colour, he wrote in honour of his great uncles, Arthur and Harold Switzer of Binbrook, Ontario, who died in the Battle of the Somme.

Bob Weeks is a senior reporter and analyst for TSN, as well as the author of five books covering golf and curling. His grandfather Ernest Geoffrey Weeks enlisted in the First World War and continued with a career in the military, also fighting in the Second World War.


Seating is limited. Please reserve your free ticket through the reservation system below to confirm attendance.

For any questions, please contact the Vimy Foundation at info@vimyfoundation.ca.


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