To ensure our military community is appreciated and not forgotten, War In Pieces collects, curates and exhibits heartfelt stories and mementoes that have been donated by Canadian soldiers, veterans and their family members.
“Our exhibit reveals the challenges and rewards of military life. We provide visitors with an intimate glimpse into lives of commitment, sacrifice and heroism with stories told in first-person by our military men and women. We personalize those who wear the uniform, and we help Canadians recognize and appreciate their sacrifices,” says Melanie Timmons, Executive Director of the War Stories Society.
This Veterans’ Week, Calgarians are invited to visit one of three War In Pieces pop up galleries taking place across the city:
November 5 – November 6
Calgary Municipal Building, 800 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary, AB
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
November 7 – November 8
Riddell Library, Mount Royal University, 74 Mt Royal Cir SW, Calgary, AB
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
November 10 – November 11
Memorial Park Library, 1221 2nd Street SW, Calgary, AB
Nov. 10: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Nov. 11: 11:15 am – 5:00 pm
Event listings with full details are available at facebook.com/pg/WarInPieces/events.
“War In Pieces is creating thoughtful engagement between military and civilian cultures. We hope that Calgarians connect with the emotional stories shared in our exhibit, and that some of these stories become embedded in their memories too,” Melanie explains.
About War Stories Society
We envision a world in which the impact and sacrifice of our military community is understood, appreciated and brought to life in contemporary times. By creating a living archive of our Canadian military stories, we hope to capture and share the fullest collection of voices through our War In Pieces exhibit. To view the War In Pieces promotional video, please visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5U9KmCtFXs. For more information, please visit http://war-in-pieces.ca/.