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Remembrance Day Assembly: A gathering of community through the art of stories


Remembrance Day has always been a time to gather, remember and honour our veterans. Since that isn’t possible this year, the Ottawa Public Library is offering a program for school age children, ages 6-12, as part of our “Assembly“ Series.

Remembrance Day Assembly

Both live online events, in English and in French, were recorded on the 10th of November, 2020.   They will be availble until the morning of the 12th of November.


Click on the green button below to access the recording of the English event:

Running time 34m 55s: 



Click on the green button below to access the recording of the French event:

Running time 36m 48s : 



Our program included:

    • Canadian award winning authors David Alexander Robertson and Mireille Messier. David will share stories of Indigenous Canadian Veterans (English event only) and Mireille Messier will discuss the research behind her Remembrance Day picture book: Sergent Billy, La vraie histoire du chevreau devenu soldat. (French event only).

    • A story from our collection, read aloud by our OPL staff

    • Major David Dunwoody of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) will share what Remembrance Day means to him.

    •  A brief history of the "The Last Post” recounted by Amélie Bidnyk, a grade 7 student (Cinquième) from the Lycée Claudel followed by the talented Richard Wang, a Grade 10 student at Colonel By Secondary School, who will play “The Last Post.”


    Teacher’s Toolkit

    For more ideas and activities on sharing Remembrance Day with the children in your life, check out our Teacher Toolkit in English and in French.


    List of books with Remembrance Day themes.

    Books in English









    Books in French.