Jewish War Veterans of Canada Memorial
by
EB Lapointe

     
  The mayor of Toronto, David Miller, and the Jewish War Veterans of Canada turned the sod for a new memorial in Toronto on Sunday, October 30th.
    Known as the "Flame of Memory", the memorial—designed by Daniel Libeskind—is expected to be dedicated in July, 2006.
    The memorial consists of an amphitheater with a statue that is surrounded by a sweeping menorah-inspired backdrop.
    Retired Major-General Lewis MacKenzie said at the ceremony thart two-thirds of Jewish males volunteered for action during the Second World War.
    The events included a greeting, a sod-turning ceremony, a parade, and a brief reception held at the Earl Bales Community Centre at the Earl Bales Park, located at the corner of Bathurst Street and Shepherd Avenue West.
    To find out more about the Jewish Veteran in Canada, go to "Jewish War Veterans of Canada/Les Anciens Combattants Juifs du Canada" at <http://www.yorku.ca/cjv>.
    At the website , you can check their upcoming events, photos, a picture of the memorial, a directory of veterans, and their history.
    No e-mail is given at the site, so you can write the Canadian Jewish War Veterans Organization, 1111 Finch Avenue West, Suite 353, Downsveiw, ON M3J 2E5. Tel: (416) 736-6744.

03 November, 2005



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