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Life for the Canadian Soldier in the First World War is shrouded in myths. Aurora was a recruitment centre for the 127th Battalion CEF, along with Markham, Newmarket and Toronto.

On Wednesday, April 8,at 7 p.m., join lecturer Kevin Hebib for a fascinating evening Spring Heritage Lecture on the material culture of the Great War as experienced by soldiers from across Canada: objects, artifacts, uniforms, equipment and the soldiering experience.

Discover uniforms, equipment, rations, the personal kits, the experience of "Feeding Johnny Canuck" and trench cooking to get a glimpse of life on the lines and in the trenches. Q&A following the talk.

Kevin Hebib is Program Development Officer for the City of Toronto Museums at Fort York National Historic Site. A specialist in military material culture, his lifelong passion for bringing Canadian soldiering history to life spans his professional and personal life. Most recently, he co-curated Fort York’s suite of Great War exhibits featured at the site’s new Visitor Reception Centre.

Admission by donation gratefully received. Light refreshments provided. Fully accessible; elevator at north entrance.

The lecture takes place in Brevik Hall, located on the second floor of the Aurora Cultural Centre at 22 Church Street, Aurora. For info, call 905 713-1818, or visit

Article courtesy of the Aurora Cultural Centre.

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