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Mike McKay, a teacher at Eaglesham School, leads a group of students to a nearby field during a previous Night in the Trenches. The students spend a night in the trenches to learn about the hardships of war.

Under the northern stars, students remember the fallen

Night in the Trenches is a Remembrance Day event 
that gives students a glimpse into what war is really like

Reading Time: 3 minutes On the evening of Remembrance Day, 15 students from Eaglesham School will march to a field on the outskirts of their hamlet to dig chest-deep trenches. Then they’ll pull their blankets around themselves and try to sleep. The Night in the Trenches — a tradition at the K-12 school since 2008 — is the brainchild […] Read more

Canadian flags erected alongside a highway

Flags of Remembrance fly in central Alberta

A tribute to Canada’s war dead 
gains national attention

Reading Time: 2 minutes In the brisk October air of early morning on a dark highway in central Alberta, a quiet group of men and women stood sentinel alongside 116 Canadian flags waving in the breeze. And as the clock struck 8 on Oct. 29 — exactly one week after the tragic shooting of a soldier in our nation’s […] Read more