Documentary film series puts Remembrance week in focus for students

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Canada Aviation and Space Museum

Canada Aviation and Space Museum hosts film screening and commemorative activities

OTTAWA,  November 2, 2017—In honour of Remembrance Week, the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, one of three museums under Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation, is hosting an exclusive screening of The Legacy Series.

This original documentary film series—shot by Canadian film students—showcases powerful, personal accounts of the Second World War, told through the lens of aviation. While it began as an oral history project focused on Canadian veterans, The Legacy Series grew to include the personal impact these stories have had on the students involved in its production.

Additional activities throughout the week (see descriptions below) will highlight the important role played by Canadians in the past 150 years in Canadian military aviation.

Photos and media interview opportunities will be available.

WHAT:           Remembrance Week activities

WHEN:           Saturday, November 4 to Sunday, November 12, 2017

WHERE:        Canada Aviation and Space Museum, 11 Aviation Parkway

Highlights of the week will include:

Film event: The Legacy Series

November 5 (10:30 a.m.)

Join us for a partial screening of The Legacy Series. This original documentary film series – shot by Canadian film students – showcases powerful, personal accounts of the Second World War, told through the lens of aviation. Participants of this event will have the chance to meet some of the individuals involved in the making of the film.

Concert – We Will Remember: Canadian Armed Forces Central Band and Governor General Foot Guards Band

November 5 (2 p.m.)

Don't miss this rare opportunity to see Canada's two leading military bands performing together! This exceptional concert honours and showcases the contributions of Canadian veterans and current military personnel.

Canada 150 and Canadian military aviation

November 5 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

This private collection of artefacts—including uniforms, insignias and badges, medals, coins and pictures—offers a captivating look at the past 150 years in Canadian military aviation. Historical interpreters will be on hand to discuss how these artefacts relate to key events in Canada’s history.

Marc Paul Racine — First World War Historical Aircraft Reproductions

November 4 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

Come and meet Marc Paul Racine – an avid model builder who has constructed over 450 model aircraft. Inspired by Manfred von Richthofen’s autobiography, Racine studies the lives of brave, young fighter pilots in the First World War. Racine will share his creations – along with interesting stories of their pilots, who risked their lives for freedom and a better way of life.

For a full list of activities taking place at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum during Remembrance Week, visit https://ingeniumcanada.org/aviation/whats-on/event-remembrance-week-2017.php.

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Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation
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About the Canada Aviation and Space Museum

About the Museum: Located on a former military air base just 5 kilometres from the Prime Minister’s residence at 24 Sussex Drive in Ottawa, the Museum focuses on aviation in Canada within an international context, from its beginnings in 1909 to the present day. As Canada’s contribution to aviation expanded to include aerospace technology, the Museum’s collection and mandate grew to include space flight. The Collection itself consists of more than 130 aircraft and artifacts (propellers, engines) from both civil and military service. It gives particular, but not exclusive, reference to Canadian achievements. The most extensive aviation collection in Canada, it is also considered one of the finest aviation museums in the world.

About Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation

Launched in June 2017, Ingenium is a new national brand established to preserve and share Canada’s story of scientific and technological heritage. This corporate brand, which celebrates ingenuity, encompasses three national institutions—the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, and the Canada Science and Technology Museum. Under the Ingenium brand, these three museums are places where the past meets the future, with spaces where visitors can learn and explore, play and discover. Ingenium also has an eye to the future with a state-of-the-art Collections Conservation Centre under construction, digital and social media platforms, and travelling national and international exhibitions to educate, entertain and engage audiences across Canada and around the world. For more, visit us: IngeniumCanada.org