Resonance of Remembrance: Touring Battlefields of the Worldwars

7:00PM to 9:00PM November 6, 2014
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Hatley Castle, Drawing Room
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Tess Wixted

Join Geoffrey Bird, PhD, Associate Professor in the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management at RRU, for an evening talk, Resonance of Remembrance: Touring Battlefields of the Worldwars. Explore the experience and meaning associated with visiting 20th century battlefields and war memorials such as Vimy Ridge, Ypres, the Somme and Normandy. Delve into the significance of remembrance, examining how sites of memory are established with memorials and the preservation of landscapes and relics of war. Gain insight into the importance of war heritage in the 21st century and learn the power of individual experiences of touring sites and “standing in the footsteps” of those who fought.

Cost: By donation to the Poppy Fund. Learners must register to reserve a seat.

Contact Continuing Studies at 250.391.2513 for more information.