CSMMI Participates in Great War Event

 Posted November 2, 2015 







The Canadian Society of Military Medals & Insignia was a participant of The Great War Commemorated family event held on October 17, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Bruce County Museum in Southampton, Ontario, Canada.

CSMMI Exhibit at The Great War Commemorated event

CSMMI Exhibit at The Great War Commemorated event

This was an event for the whole family with a special performance by Studio Babette Puppet Theatre. Visitors were able to try on a First World War uniform, see authentic First World War motorcycles, and have fun at the craft tables. They also enjoyed a special viewing of the Billy Bishop documentary: “A Hero to Me”.

Displays and activities were provided by:

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CSMMI exhibit featured, medals, badges, insignia, and related WW1 materials.

The event served as a launch for the new fall exhibit titled, “Bruce Remembers”. Visitors can immerse themselves into the 100th Anniversary of the First World War and explore life in the trenches. Experience the life of a soldier and discover the stories of our local heroes, including the 160th Bruce Battalion.  For information on the Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre and its Bruce Remembers exhibit see www.brucemuseum.ca.

For on-line research, visit their website at www.bruceremembers.org and learn more about this battalion and the individuals connected to Bruce County.

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Second floor view into the main lobby.

The CSMMI held a commanding position in the centre foyer opposite the main entrance. Comprised of two tables with labeled displays of medals, badges and insignia, the CSMMI approached this event as an opportunity to inform the public about our hobby, promote the upcoming CSMMI shows, and provide information about membership with the CSMMI. CSMMI President Bryan Patterson set up the exhibit and was present throughout the day to answer questions and promote the CSMMI. The CSMMI thank Bryan Patterson, Rudy Sauro, Terry Wallace, and Lawrence Stasiuk to providing materials for this exhibit. To read the printed displays, click here.

by CSMMI Webmaster