The Story Arts Centre held its annual Remembrance Day observance on Friday, November 8.
During the ceremony students from our Journalism program interviewed three veterans. Two from the Second World War, including one who served in the Italian Campaign, Max Dankner, a military medal winner, and Bob Middleton, making a return visit to the Story Arts Centre, who served as a Lancaster Navigator in a WWII Bomber Squadron. Our third veteran is a decorated officer in the Royal Canadian Navy, Sub-Lieutenant Rod Carew, a veteran of 23 years aboard Canadian warships, including post-9/11 in the Persian Gulf, Operation Sirius in the Mediterranean, and more recently, in the Caribbean and Pacific helping authorities arrest narcotics smugglers. November 8 was also National Aboriginal Veterans Day and our observance acknowledged the important role First Nations and Indigenous soldiers have played and continue to play in the Canadian forces.
Our observance also featured participation from the Royal Canadian Legion Todmorden Branch 10’s Colour Party and bugler Daniel J. Barak. Our Music Industry Arts and Performance and Theatre Arts and Performance students also be contributed to the ceremony. The entire service was streamed live on YouTube and Facebook thanks to our Broadcasting – Radio, Television Film and Digital Media students.
In addition to the service in the library, we also had a special display of five memory kits curated and produced by our Museum and Cultural Management students on display in the foyer.