Guelph Museums will tour Belgium and France in the footsteps of John McCrae in 2018



Guelph Museums will tour Belgium and France in the footsteps of John McCrae in 2018

GUELPH, ON, May 15, 2017:  Guelph Museums, in partnership with Frederick Travel, will commemorate the 100th year since the passing of Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae and the end of the First World War, with a group tour tracing McCrae’s overseas service and culminating in a memorial service at his gravesite.  There is room for 30 community participants to join the tour, learning first-hand about the life and times of the Guelph-born solider, doctor and poet by exploring sites where McCrae tended to the wounded and wrote In Flanders Fields.  Participants will also visit important First World War landmarks and historical sites, including the Somme battlefield, Canadian National Vimy Memorial and the In Flanders Fields Museum in Ypres, Belgium.

Recently retired Guelph Museums curator Bev Dietrich will escort the tour group, and provide on-site interpretation. Dietrich was special guest in Belgium in 1995 for the 80th anniversary of the writing of the poem In Flanders Fields.

The trip departs Canada on April 27, 2018 and returns May 5, 2018. The cost is $ $3,895 per person based on twin/double occupancy.  A $750 deposit is required at time of booking.

To register, contact Scott Allen at Frederick Travel, [email protected], 519-745-1860 extension 303, or 1-800-578-8958.

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Sarah Ball | Community Relations Coordinator | Guelph Museums

Public Services | City of Guelph

T 519-836-1221 x 3392
E [email protected]

Posted by Sarah Ball on May 15, 2017

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