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Empress Theatre presents fourth annual Canadian Forces Memorial Film Festival

Written by  Vicki Arndt
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Honouring the 60th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice on July 27 and the 516 Canadians who made the ultimate sacrifice during this war, the Empress Theatre presents the fourth Annual Canadian Forces Memorial Film Festival in Fort Macleod.


The highly-animated and knowledgeable Dr. Stéphane Guevremont, Mount Royal University Teacher of Military History who holds a PhD in Canadian Military Aviation, will again perform duties as Master of Ceremonies during the festival Nov. 8-10.
“This festival holds special meaning for the Empress Theatre board of directors,” says Sebastian David, festival organizer, whose son Warrant Officer Patrick David, member of CANSOFCOM will present the short film Special Forces 20th Anniversary Climb of Mt. Logan at the event.
The festival also presents four feature films, along with the The Belgian Forest presented by Director of the Bomber Command Museum of Canada and international pilot Karl Kjarsgaard who led the salvage of a wrecked Halifax bomber whose aluminum became the ceiling of the Bomber Command Memorial in London, England.
Canadian Korean War Veteran Don Dalke along with Dr. Guevremont will also lead discussions regarding Canada’s involvement in the Korean War and the history and events of the war.
Remembrance Day on Nov. 11 concludes the festival with the annual Royal Canadian Legion No 46 Remembrance Day Ceremonies. The march begins at 10:30 a.m. from the Legion at 159 23 St. Fort Macleod to the Fort Macleod and District Community Hall where the hour long ceremony will commence at 11 a.m.
Weekend, day and single event passes are available now at www.empresstheatre.ab.ca or by phoning 1-800-540-9229.

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