How will you commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end First World War?

Approximately 424,000 Canadians served overseas during the First World War and nearly 61,000 were killed. Commemorate this event by exploring in depth the experience of three soldiers from Lethbridge and their families. 

After learning about the conflict in the classroom we will head down to the archives to examine the diary that Lt. Virtue carried throughout the war and the letters that Sgt. Murray sent to his mother and sister. Next we will examine the war medals that Pte. Okutake received and consider his experience as a Japanese Canadian. 

For this year only, we will be offering "Southern Alberta at War" at the grade 3-12 level. After the Centennial this program will be only be offered at the grade 4 level. 

 
Letters and envelope that Sgt. Murray sent to his sister from France in the Galt Museum & Archives.

Letters and envelope that Sgt. Murray sent to his sister from France in the Galt Museum & Archives.

 
 
Pte. Okutake and friends pose for a photograph  Galt Museum & Archives accession number: P20171056001

Pte. Okutake and friends pose for a photograph

Galt Museum & Archives accession number: P20171056001