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Take a Look: Beechwood, Let Us Remember!
In peaceful Beechwood cemetary, in Ottawa, more than 75 000 Canadians from all walks of life have found their eternal rest. Among those buried in Beechwood, visitors will find Canadian Armed Forces members, veterans, war victims, RCMP members and ex-members, governors general, prime ministers, and Victoria Cross recipients. Beechwood cemetary was chosen to be the seat of the National Military Cemetary, of the RCMP`s National Commemorative Cemetary and Ottawa`s police department`s commemorative cemetary.
Réalisateurs: Carine Ouellet, Benjamin Vachet
Production year: 2015
In peaceful Beechwood cemetary, in Ottawa, more than 75 000 Canadians from all walks of life have found their eternal rest. Among those buried in Beechwood, visitors will find Canadian Armed Forces members, veterans, war victims, RCMP members and ex-members, governors general, prime ministers, and Victoria Cross recipients.
Beechwood cemetary was chosen to be the seat of the National Military Cemetary, of the RCMP`s National Commemorative Cemetary and Ottawa`s police department`s commemorative cemetary.
Dans un grand espace vert, un carrousel dort au soleil. Au travers des arbres, des pierres tombales se dressent. Un canon monte la garde.
Les pierres tombales, toutes blanches et alignées sont ornées de la couronne qui caractérise leur régiment. Sur une plaque au sol, on peut lire : « Nous nous souviendrons d'eux. » À l'entrée du cimetière, un panneau indique qu'il s'agit du Cimetière militaire national.
Des rangées de petites pierres blanches à l'effigie de milliers de soldats sont alignées. Ailleurs près d'un ange sculpté, un rocher supporte une plaque dédiée à la mémoire de Catherine M. E. Numan.
Dans les allées, les arbres donnent un caractère champêtre à l'endroit.
Un livre de pierre est ouvert sur le sol, pour Albert et Angeline.
Plus loin, on nous mène à la portion civile du cimetière où de très vieilles pierres sont érigées parmi de plus récentes. Puis on revient à la partie du cimetière militaire bien identifiée par le char d'assaut qui protège l'âme des défunts.
Ensuite on visite une partie où les stèles et les obélisques s'élèvent vers le ciel pour arriver à un mur garni de plaques.
On revient à l'impressionnant champ de pierres blanches à l'effigie des différents régiments de l'armée canadienne.
Dans une allée, des livres de granit trônent sur des socles de granit rose. C'est l'aire des poètes.
Au soleil couchant, les ombres s'allongent pour la nuit.
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Joshawa Lamkey, Artisan Cutler - vidéo
As a youngster by his grandfather´s side, Joshawa Lamkey learned how to sharpen fishing hooks. It was then that he knew he´d become an artisan cutler, specializing in hand sharpening and highly respected in the city of Halifax. Lamkey is part of a grou...
Abortion: Pro-Choice is for Life - vidéo
Josée Laramée was raped at 18 years of age. Influenced by a pro-life organization, she went through with her pregnancy and kept the baby. Today, for the first time in public, Laramée discusses the difficulties of being a single teen mother to a serious...
Popsilos: Silos Made Beautiful Through Art - vidéo
Popsilos is a tourist trail that features five giant works of silo art in Eastern Ontario´s United Counties of Prescott and Russell. Street artists from all across Canada were chosen to give new life to farming silos, marrying urban sensibilities with ...
Asexuality: A Lack of Sexual Desire - vidéo
Asexuality is defined as the absence of sexual desire towards others. Few people understand what this sexual orientation truly is, and that it´s not simply a choice or a phase. Nor is it that asexual people simply lack libido or haven´t felt genuine de...
Thunder Bay´s Hip Hop Workshop - vidéo
Nolan Schmerk teaches hip hop in French at Thunder Bay´s École secondaire catholique de la Vérendrye. His workshop has roughly a dozen students, some of whom have attention problems. Though most of the students are Anglophone, they are able to express...
Vox Pop in Acadia: Where Do Acadians Come From? - vidéo
Can you find people from all over Acadia at Dieppe Market? Patrick Thibeault asks Acadians where they´re from and what they think is the best place to live in Acadia. Watch these immensely interesting people wax lyrical about their hometowns and learn ...
Veg Speed Date: Vegetarians Looking for Love - vidéo
Veg Speed Date is a speed dating platform for vegetarians and vegans in Canada and the United States. Such a service may seem exceedingly niche, but vegetarian and vegans generally do prefer pairing up with people who share their values. In our day and...
Simon Thibault: Pantry and Palate, Food Anthropology - vidéo
Halifax´s Simon Thibault is a firm believer that with food, you can take a trip around the world without ever having to leave your kitchen. He is a fan of the culinary arts from all over the world, especially from Asia. But a few years ago, it was the ...
Exorcism: How to Cast Out Demons - vidéo
Exorcism is a religious ritual that aims to rid people or places of the demons "possessing" them. Seasoned exorcists Jason Francis and Bishop Plato Angelakis explain what happens in their battles against Evil. Are Hollywood movies realistic in their de...
Suicide and the Media: Do We Talk About It Too Much? - vidéo
With the recent flurry of suicides being broadcast live on Facebook and Periscope, and the new controversial Netflix show 13 Reasons Why, suicide is back in the spotlight. Do we talk about it too much? Is it really contagious? Could media exposure trig...
Improtéine Ltd. - Katherine Levac - vidéo
Improtéine welcomes Katherine Levac! The Cercle des fermières de Chute-à-Blondeau [Chute-à-Blondeau homemakers club] has called upon Improtéine´s communications agency to revamp their image. It´s not easy to rebrand an organization that´s chock full of...
Patrick Thibeault: The Dieppe Market Deception - vidéo
What exactly is hiding under the conviviality, cheerfulness and utterly delicious food at the Dieppe Market? Patrick Thibeault investigates and unmasks a plot to trick unsuspecting tourists or other customers unfamiliar with the customs of this French-...
Stress in Children: How to Beat Anxiety - vidéo
Stress is an issue that affects about 10% of Canadian children. At the Social Pediatric Centre of Gatineau, children learn to control their anxiety by facing their fear of heights and learning how to climb. The program, which combines theory and practi...
Nathan Dimitroff: The Parti Acadien - vidéo
When you think of separatists, the people that immediately come to mind are the Quebecois. But in the 70s, the Acadians wanted to separate too. Not from Canada or Quebec, but from New Brunswick. Nathan Dimitroff gives us the brief history of the Parti ...
Mélanie Léonard, Sudbury Symphony Orchestra Music Director - vidéo
A look into the world of Mélanie Léonard, the Sudbury Symphony Orchestra´s new Music Director. With a doctorate in orchestral conducting from the Université de Montréal, Léonard served as Resident Conductor and later as Associate Conductor for the Calg...
Luc Dugas: Painting Under Pressure - vidéo
Caraquet native Luc Dugas is a former insurance agent who has since dedicated himself to painting. And while he exhibits in various New Brunswick galleries, he would love for his works to be shown outside of the province. Airbrushing is his technique o...
Alex Bisaillon: Back to the Past - vidéo
Comedian Alexandre Bisaillon decides to go back to the past, to 2007! But why? After watching Back to the Future, Present-Alex decides to go back in time and talk to Past-Alex to discuss his knowledge and give him a sneak peek of the future. To do so, ...
An Alternative to Breast Prostheses: Knitted Knockers - vidéo
Every month at a Stoney Creek alpaca farm, volunteers get together to knit and stuff Knitted Knockers. These prosthetic breasts are given free of charge to women who´ve had breast surgery or a mastectomy following breast cancer. Traditional silicone pr...
Alexandre Bisaillon: Ottawa Winter Fun - vidéo
Comedian Alexandre Bisaillon gives us the lowdown on some free Ottawa winter fun. Who knew it was possible to do such unique activities and visit such first-class attractions in Canada´s capital, and all for free? Penny pinchers have tons of options op...
Improtéine Ltd. - Vincent Leclerc - vidéo
Since the Improtéine communications agency has bargain basement prices, Vincent Leclerc decides to pay them a visit to see if they´ll manage his newfound stardom. Improtéine would love to! ... except that they have no idea who he is. They call him by t...
Cassandra and André Breckenridge: Biathlon Enthusiasts - vidéo
Sault Ste. Marie´s Breckenridge family have been passionate biathlon enthusiasts for many years. Join us as we tag along on a typical training day for biathletes (and siblings) Cassandra and André and their coach Alex Shea, himself a former biathlete a...