What’s in the database right now?

Number of schools: 116
Other organizations: 1
Names on memorials: 46,083
Latest additions:
Humberside Collegiate Institute
Duke of Connaught Public School
Forest Hill Village Schools
Palmerston Avenue Public School
Aura Lee Club

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In Flanders Fields the poppies blow— at home and far away

Finding new things to say about “In Flanders Fields” is tricky. Most Canadians can recite a line or two. Many know the whole poem off by heart; maybe pausing to ponder did the poppies “blow” or “grow.” (The answer is “blow” in the first line; “grow” in the last verse.)

On May 3, 1915, John McCrae, […]

Humberside was home: a neighbour’s tribute to those who died

I think it caught people’s attention, and maybe made them think about Remembrance Day just a little bit longer.
Claire Franceschetti commenting on her Remembrance Day project

Thirty-four simple wooden crosses honour some of the Humberside students who died in the World Wars.

They had lived down the street, around the corner, or maybe right next door. […]

Memorials: Some safe, and some at risk

Toronto neighbourhoods offered both surprises and traditional memorials as we organized 1,508 new names for “back to school” 2017.

A happy surprise was solving the puzzle of an unidentified WWI plaque displayed in a local café. The long-forgotten Aura Lee Club, a social and sports group active from 1887 to 1925, was not a school, but […]