Call to Rememberance Program

Call To Remembrance Competition Study Guide

call to rememb 09 001The idea to create this program began in Holland in early 1995 during a Legion Pilgrimage of Remembrance by Veterans from Nova Scotia. They were amazed at how knowledgeable the Dutch children were regarding their liberation by Canadian Troops during WWII. Upon returning home, these Veterans set in motion the start of this quiz program which is modelled after the “Reach For the Top” program. The covered subject material is based on Canada’s participation in WWI, WWII, Korea, etc. The “Call” was first presented in Windsor, N.S. in 1995. Five schools participated with students from Grades 8 and 9. All study material for the start-up came from call to rememb 09 059local Legion Branches and was distributed to the school. A series of questions based on this material were prepared also by the local branches.

At the present time, Nova Scotia/Nunavut Command is endeavouring to have a course of study in all schools in Nova Scotia. In 2001 a credit course was introduced in Grade 11 on Canadian Military history, educating our youth about our Veterans’ efforts at home and abroad during WWI, WWII, Korea and other military action where Canada has been involved, including Peacekeeping and Civilian Aid.

call to rememb 09 102Due to the size of regional school boards in this province, Nova Scotia/Nunavut Command utilizes the schools in Legion Zones; i.e., a winner in each zone to be decided by a playoff among eligible schools, then each Zone winner to advance for a provincial playoff.

Prizes, including plaques and certificates are presented at three levels. These prizes are to be used for the betterment of the student body as a whole, i.e. cd ROMs, books or computer equipment.

Participation in the program is open to any student enrolled in Grade 7, 8, 9 or, in the case of a Middle call to rememb 09 062School, Grade 6. A school team consists of 6 players plus a coach. During play, only 4 players take part, replacement may take place at the end of each game.

 Responsibility for ordering all study material and distribution of same to the schools rests with the local Legion Branches. The list of study materials is available from the Nova Scotia Command/Nunavut office.


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