06 September 2011

Upcoming Presentation by Norman Leach

Norman Leach has sent me an announcement for an upcoming presentation he will be giving:

"The Winnipeg Press Club Presents: Bringing Canada's Military History to Life Military Storytelling: It is Possible to Make History Interesting

The Winnipeg Press Club is proud to host a luncheon featuring our Ambassador at Large, author of best-seller Passchendaele: Canada’s Tragedy and Triumph on the Fields of Flanders, and a historian on the Paul Gross movie by the same name.

Join us for lunch and a lively discussion on the art of military storytelling.

When: Monday, September 19, 2011 at 12:00 noon
Where: Games Room, Royal Canadian Legion #4, 1755 Portage Avenue., Wpg.
Cost: $25, including taxes $20 for members of the Winnipeg Press Club and St. James Legion #4 and students – including taxes
Advance reservations are required by September 9.

To reserve your space and buy tickets:
go on-line to www.winnipegpressclub.com and click on the “events” tab
by email at winnipegpressclub@mts.net
by phone, call Wendy Hart at 204-800-1887

Note that the Legion #4 has a cash bar. It does not accept debit or credit cards.

About Norm Leach: Norm Leach brings Canadian military history vividly to life through his books, documentaries and presentations. Not for him the stodgy and dull recitation of battles won and lost and too many dates to memorize.

Norm is a historian, award-winning writer, documentary producer, professional speaker and adventurer. He has written five books on Canada’s military history. His latest is Sam Steele: A Canadian Hero. He’s currently working on a documentary on Steele.

Unveiling at The Military Museums in Calgary

I received the following item from Norman Leach in Calgary:

"World Trade Center Artefact Unveiling Ceremony
Sunday, 11 September 2011
10:30 AM
The Military Museums
4520 Crowchild Trail SW, Calgary AB

The Military Museums (TMM) will unveil a World Trade Center artefact on the 10th anniversary of this tragic date in world history. The 1,277 kilogram piece of exterior wall steel was graciously gifted to TMM by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. All members of the public are welcome to attend this outdoor event.

Acquisition commenced in 2009, when the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey welcomed requests from national and international organizations to acquire steel from the World Trade Center. TMM is one of several organizations across Canada to have received such a gift. TMM extends a sincere debt of gratitude to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, to the September 11th Families' Association and to Dick Averns, a Calgary based artist and member of TMM's Art Gallery Advisory Council for his notification to TMM management of this opportunity.

The ceremony will include several distinguished speakers as well as conceptual sketches and a site model from Averns. Averns will continue to work with TMM's Art Gallery Advisory Council to propose a public installation through which viewers can engage and reflect. The final installation of the World Trade Center artefact will represent a link to The Founders' Gallery, a 4,000 square-foot gallery that hosts local, national and international art and heritage exhibitions at TMM.

Admission to TMM is free on Sunday, 11 September 2011. Attendees should dress comfortably for this outdoor event. TMM sincerely appreciates the donation of a non-perishable food product in support of the Veterans Food Bank and or a monetary donation to support our mission elements - to remember, to preserve and to educate."