Veterans and active service members can visit the Canadian Museum for Human Rights next week with up to four family members free of charge.
This special admission offer is available Tuesday November 8 – National Indigenous Veterans Day – until Sunday, November 13. The Museum will be open regular hours, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
On Remembrance Day, November 11, the Museum will open from 1:00 – 9:00 p.m., with free admission for everyone.
During the week, a large red poppy will be projected on the side of the Museum to recognize the sacrifices made by service members and remember those who gave their lives to defend the rights and freedoms of others.
Additionally, a large version of a stamp recently released by Canada Post featuring Indigenous war hero Sergeant Tommy Prince will be on display as visitors enter the Canadian Journeys gallery. A member of the Brokenhead Ojibwe Nation, Prince volunteered to serve during the Second World War and the Korean War. He is one of Canada’s most decorated Indigenous veterans, renowned for his skill and bravery. Yet, he faced racism and discrimination in Canada. He became a vocal advocate for Indigenous rights, respect for treaty commitments and the abolition of the Indian Act, serving as the Vice President of the Manitoba Indian Association.
WHAT: Free admission for veterans, active service members and their families (up to four additional people)
WHEN: Tuesday, November 8 to Sunday, November 13.
WHERE: Canadian Museum for Human Rights, 85 Israel Asper Way