WW1 Display & Book Readings


August 17: Armouries Dr. Laura Robinson, Grenfell University, NFLD -
The Canadian Homefront, Lucy Maud Montgomery - Reflection First World War "Rilla of Ingleside" 100th Anniversary of Vimy Ridge -
WW 1 Display
Al Fraser (10-10) Contact: Lois Fraser

On The Homefront: L.M. Montgomery and the Great War (1914-1918)

Military history enthusiasts and L.M. Montgomery fans will be delighted to learn that the Heritage Foundation of Halton Hills (the team developing the future Lucy Maud Montgomery Museum and Literary Centre in Norval, Ontario) is hosting a free, educational event, “On The Homefront: L.M. Montgomery and the Great War (1914-1918)”, on August 17th, from 10am to 10pm, in Georgetown Ontario. This event will share L. M. Montgomery’s views about life on the Home Front during World War 1. Experts on the Great War and on Montgomery’s writings will give lectures and lead discussions at 16 different sessions held throughout the day and evening. Displays (open continuously from 10am to 10pm), will feature a wide variety of Great War artifacts, which are owned by Collector’s Source, a worldwide supplier to the military history marketplace. A special display by Dr. Laura Robinson: The Canadian Home Front: L.M. Montgomery’s Reflections on the First World War, will be on hand, along with selected University of Guelph displays on L.M. Montgomery. The original manuscript of Rilla of Ingleside (owned by the University of Guelph LMM Heritage Society) will also be available for viewing. Guest Speakers and subject matters include: Dr. Laura Robinson, Dean of Arts and Science, Grenfell Campus, Memorial University, Nfld (On The Homefront with L.M. Montgomery); Al Fraser, Military Historian (The Battle of Vimy Ridge), Melanie Fishbane, Author (“Maud”, a new novel based on L.M. Montgomery’s teenage years); Dr. Jennifer Rubio, Publisher (LMM’s journals, The Norval Years), Al Fraser, Military Historian (Leadership in the Great War, Sir Arthur Currie); Dr. Andrea McKenzie, York University (From Home to Hospital: Nurses at the Front).

Further details are as follows:
Date and Times: Thursday, August 17, 10am to 10pm in Georgetown (Halton Hills), Ontario. Free Admission (donations to the Norval Manse project gratefully received).
Location: The Old Armoury, Georgetown Fairgrounds, 1A Park Ave, (corner of Park Ave. and Charles Street). Evening parking is limited. Please search for municipal parking lots nearby.
Venue: The Old Armoury was built in 1866 and was used to prepare local troops for the Fenian Raids, WW1 and WW2. Georgetown Globe Productions bought and renovated the Old Armoury in 2012 and operates its musical theatre company at this location.

Speaking Schedule:
Come for one session or Come for all day...

11:00 am: Dr. Laura Robinson, Dean of Arts and Science, Grenfell Campus, Memorial University, Nfld: On The Homefront with L.M. Montgomery
12:00 pm: Al Fraser, Military Historian: The Battle of Vimy Ridge
1:00 pm: Melanie Fishbane, Author: Reading from “Maud”, her new novel based on L.M. Montgomery’s teenage years, published by Penguin/Random House
1:30 pm: Lois Fraser: Reading from LMM’s “Rilla of Ingleside”, which is set in WW1
2:00 pm Al Fraser, Military Historian: Leadership in the Great War, Sir Arthur Currie
2:30 pm Dr. Andrea McKenzie, York University: From Home to Hospital: Nurses at the Front
3:00 pm: Dr. Jennifer Rubio, Publisher: Reading from LMM’s journals, The Norval Years
3:30 pm: Visual Presentation, Georgetown Children’s Chorus: Visiting the Great War battlefields of France and Belgium, July 2017
5:30 pm: Al Fraser, Military Historian: Leadership in the Great War, Sir Arthur Currie
6:00 pm: Dr. Laura Robinson, Dean of Arts and Science, Grenfell Campus, Memorial University, Nfld: On The Homefront with L.M. Montgomery
6:30pm: Dr. Andrea McKenzie, York University: From Home to Hospital: Nurses at the Front
7:00 pm Al Fraser, Military Historian: The Battle of Vimy Ridge
7:30 pm: Melanie Fishbane, Author: Reading from “Maud”, her new novel based on L.M. Montgomery’s teenaged years, published by Penguin/Random House
8:00 pm: Dr. Jennifer Rubio, Publisher: Reading from LMM journals, The Norval Years
8:30 pm: Visual Presentation, Georgetown Children’s Chorus: Visiting the Great War battlefields of France and Belgium, July 2017
9:00 pm: Lois Fraser: Reading from LMM’s “Rilla of Ingleside”, which is set in WW1