November 5th to 11th is Veterans’ Week in Canada. Just ahead of the 100th anniversary of Canada’s Hundred Days and the Armistice that ended the First World War, the Department of Veterans Affairs has launched a new multimedia production in Confederation Park that seeks to highlight and encourage discussion about the “fragility of peace and the cost of freedom”.
Titled “The Edge of Peace,” the exhibit uses images, music, light and shadow to commemorate Canada’s military sacrifices and achievements between 1914 and 1918, during a 14-minute story projected onto illuminated spheres installed around the park.
People can visit “The Edge of Peace” in Confederation Park between dusk and 10:30 PM until November 11th. Visitors, and Canadians across the country, can virtually participate by texting remembrance messages to 438-800-0471. Messages will go to the Speak Tree, a virtual tree that is displayed in one of the spheres. With each message sent, the tree “grows”.
Watch a time-lapse video of the site being constructed below.
Image source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJENZNw2XJ4