LONDON, ON, Oct. 29 /CNW/ - A new commemorative anthem honouring Canada's
military, both past and present, is echoing through the auditoriums and
classrooms of hundreds of Canadian schools this fall. A Bridge To Remembrance,
a DVD together with a song of the same name, is the feature of school
Remembrance Day services in many schools across Canada.
As young Canadians are again called upon to sacrifice in bloody
conflicts, Londoner Stewart Toll, a former Director of Education and army
reservist, has produced a commemorative package that honours Canada's service
A Bridge To Remembrance has been touted as "a great project" and a
"poignant tribute to Canada's war heroes." The package, designed as a complete
resource for those planning Remembrance Commemorations, highlights an
insightful interview with the late Captain George G. Blackburn, author of the
award-winning "Guns Trilogy" books. Blackburn recalls his thoughts as a young
man before and during his time of war. London's Amabile Youth Singers, with a
touching rendition of In Flanders Fields backed by visions of Canadian War
Cemeteries, recall the tremendous human sacrifice expended for our freedoms.
The DVD is conveniently divided into four segments, any of which could be used
as a base for a commemorative program.
"I ... recommend this excellent presentation to all who would cross time
and space to remember and appreciate the enterprise and to honour the memory
of those who made the supreme sacrifice," comments J. David Aitken, a WW II
veteran of the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals.
Stew Toll created the DVD and composed the music because he believes that
it is important to keep Canadian history alive. "I want kids to understand the
role thrust upon young Canadians in conflicts, past and present. The least we
can do is to tell their story, especially in our schools." His Bridge to
Remembrance does just that.
Toll, who toured the north-west Europe battlefields in 2001 and again for
the 60th Anniversary of V.E. Day in 2005, envisions a copy of the DVD and
music in every school in Canada. "We've made a great start," says Toll. "Now
we know it has been well-received. Legions, churches and the military are
coming on board as we move the project ahead. It's a wonderful gift for
For further information:
For further information: or to obtain copies of A Bridge to Remembrance,
contact: Exemplary Consultants (London) Ltd., T (519) 850-0085, F (519)
850-0444, firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.bridgetoremembrance.com