Art, Song and Theatre
Home Front - War and Family
A two show production from Neighbourhood Dance Works, “Home Front - War and Family” and “Beaumont-Hamel, Sacrifice d'une Nation” reflected on the stories, sacrifices and loved ones of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment in WWI. The first production also featured the daughter of a WWI veteran, whose story is depicted on the aprons used throughout the show. Read More
Shallaway Youth Choir
Led by a number of MUN alumni, Shallaway: Newfoundland and Labrador Youth in Chorus composed a new choral piece in commemoration of Beaumont Hamel. In 2011, the choir traveled and premiered the piece at the battle site in France. Read More
Colourizing the Past
MUN alumnus Gerard Nash shared his work in remembering the Royal Newfoundland Regiment:
"I have been restoring and colorizing photos of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment and sharing them on my Facebook page and numerous WW1 groups. My pictures have now been seen by tens of thousands and some have been published in the Telegram, and in the Michael Wert documentary "When the Boys Came Home." I have also been contacted by CBC to do a piece for Here and Now and to possibly include my pictures in the documentary "Trail of The Caribou", airing on July 1st, 2016."
View more photos at The Photo Menders
The Trail of the Caribou
MUN MBA graduate and musician/producer Jason Whelan wrote a song commemorating the Royal Newfoundland Regiment and its role in WWI. On July 1, 2016, Jason traveled to Beaumont Hamel and had an opportunity to perform his song at the ceremonies.
You can listen and download at www.jasonwhelan.com
Principal Painting Poppies
Tammy Hynes-Brown shared the following comments on her commemorative art:
"I am a current Memorial Students (M.Ed program) and an alum (BA '94, B.Ed '08) I am currently the Principal of a Roman Catholic Elementary School in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles. In my spare time I paint (I also teach are to grades 5-8 here at Our Mother of Good Counsel School). This past November I experimented with mixed media painting, acrylic, watercolor and tissue paper. The result is attached. It is a tribute to WWI and the poppies that we all wear in November in Canada and the UK to mark the remembrance."