November 8, 2018. 10:00am-12:00pm
Cambridge Third Age Learning: Canadian Soldiers in the World Wars (Ages 18+)
Date: Thursday, November 8, 2018
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Speaker: Hugh Brewster
Location: Trillium United Church, 450 King St. E. (see map)
Author Hugh Brewster tells the story of Canadians in World War ! in an engaging audio-visual talk. Beginning with the outbreak of war in August, 1914, he relates how Canada’s soldiers went from being considered “unruly colonial rabble” to become the elite shock troops of the British Army. He describes the first poison gas attack during the Second Battle of Ypres in 1915, the victory at Vimy Ridge in 1917 and Canada’s Hundred Days which led to the Armistice in 1918. Along the way we hear the stories of ordinary Canadian men and women caught up in the most horrifying war the world had ever seen. Yet from this trial by fire a new Canada was forged.
Cambridge Third Age Learning (CTAL) is a movement that encourages learning and discovery experiences for those in the “third age”—the stage in one’s life beyond full-time employment. By cultivating opportunities for discussion and engaging the expertise of local university professors and community professionals, CTAL supports those who have an intellectual curiosity and an interest in life-long learning. At Idea Exchange, our hope is to foster a self-organized group which would create CTAL programs throughout the year with our support as a venue and promotional vehicle.