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Carleton Martello Tower National Historic Site

Special events 2016

September 30 Movie night - Front Lines
On Friday, September 30, we will be showing Front Lines by Claude Guilmain (33 minutes, 2008). Through archival footage, photographs, and letters, this film gives us a raw and moving glimpse into the personal experience of six Canadians during the First World War. The film will be shown in English at 7 pm at the Tower’s Visitor Centre. Please note that this film contains scenes of war, which may be disturbing to young children and sensitive viewers.
October 13 Movie night - Forgotten Warriors
Our fall film series continues at Carleton Martello Tower! Please join us on Thursday, October 13 for a special screening of Forgotten Warriors (50 minutes, 1997) in partnership with the National Film Board of Canada. This film by Loretta Todd provides an important look into the experiences of our First Nations veterans in the Second World War both abroad and back at home. The film will be shown in English at 7 pm at the Visitor Centre, with a traditional drum ceremony by the Wolastoqewiyik Trail Blazers at 6:30 pm. Admission is free. Seating is limited.
October 21 Movie night - John McCrae's War: In Flanders Fields
Carleton Martello Tower’s fall film series concludes on Friday, October 21, with the screening of John McCrae’s War: In Flanders Fields (1998, 46 minutes). Written and directed by Robert Duncan, this documentary portrays the life of Canadian John McCrae whose work as a medical officer during the First World War inspired the iconic poem that we recite each Remembrance Day. The film will be shown in English at 7 p.m. at the Visitor Centre. Admission is free. Seating is limited.
October 22 Ghost Walk with David Goss
History of Halloween: This terrifying ghost walk departing from Carleton Martello Tower will center on encounters with ghosts, witches and ghouls! David Goss leads this walk and will share the fascinating history behind Halloween and the interesting origins of our modern-day traditions. The walk will begin promptly at 7 p.m. Adults $7.30 / Kids $4.90