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The Commonwealth War Graves Commission: In Perpetuity (Monthly Meeting)
November 9, 2019 - 10:00 - 11:30
10:00 am to 11:30 am
The Chamber, Ben Franklin Place 101 Centrepointe Drive, Ottawa, Ontario
The Commission’s duties are to mark and maintain the graves of Commonwealth soldiers who died in the two world wars, to build and maintain memorials to the dead whose graves are unknown, and to keep records and registers. Dominique Boulais will talk about the Commission’s history, fundamental principles, mandate and worldwide responsibilities. He will outline the Commission’s Canadian Agency’s responsibilities within the Americas with an emphasis on its work in genealogy.
About the speaker
Born and raised in Ottawa, Dominique Boulais graduated from the University of Ottawa with History and Education degrees. From 1996 to 2003, he was the Education Officer at the Canadian War Museum. He is the Deputy Secretary-General for the Commission’s Canadian agency and became the agency’s Commemorations and External Relations Manager in February 2016. He is responsible for promoting the Commission’s mandate throughout the Americas through education initiatives and outreach programmes.
Open to the public