RETHINKING REMEMBRANCE A Guest Speaker Series
Join us for a FREE post-show discussion following every Friday night performance of JAKE’S GIFT
FRIDAY JULY 4 | 9pm
Thirty years ago Kingston writer Jamie Swift accompanied his combat veteran father on a return visit to the battlefields of Normandy. The author of ‘‘Warrior Nation: Rebranding Canada in an Age of Anxiety’’ shares his thoughts on the often conflicted ways we remember war.
FRIDAY JULY 11 | 9pm
Normandy has its cemeteries and monuments in remembrance of soldiers and civilians that died on their soil. All Canadian cities have their own monuments. Amateur historians and educators Dave Wyatt and Paul Cox will talk about the creation of Kingston’s memorial walk, which will tell the stories of local soldiers and their families.
FRIDAY JULY 18 | 9pm
Honour in Grief and Hope – Dave Hueglin, an elementary school teacher at the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic School Board, will talk about the work he is doing in his classroom to link the lessons learned from war and other conflicts to day-to-day interaction with others.
FRIDAY JULY 25 | 9pm
Over the past decade, Barbara Brough and Dave Ingram from Trinity College School have led 400+ grade 10 students to the battlefields and cemeteries of Europe. Through their travels, they have engaged students in interactive learning, educating them about the impact of war and the importance of remembrance.