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First World War Centennial Committee

The First World War is considered one of the most defining events of modern history and touched the lives of every Canadian — young or old, man or woman, at home or abroad — including those in the Town of Newmarket. Despite being a small town of close to 3,000 people, Newmarket’s mighty response to the war was one of fierce patriotism and generosity.



GWPD Final PosterNewmarket Historical Society Presents: Great War Patriotic Fundraising Dinner

$50.00 admission, 19+ (unless you are an NHS member)

Join us on October 27th for exclusive access to the launch of the Interactive Trench Exhibit, four course meal, and live entertainment!

All proceeds benefit the Newmarket Historical Society. For more information email newmarkethistoricalsociety.ca!


Interactive Trench Exhibit with *New* Vimy Ridge Subway Tunnel

2017 Trench Poster

Newmarket Historical Society’s First World War Centennial Committee is proud to bring back to Old Town Hall by popular demand, our Interactive Trench Exhibit. Experience a unique look at Newmarket’s history during the First World War; travel through a replica trench and *new addition* a Vimy Ridge Subway Tunnel, see First World War artifacts, real footage of Newmarket soldiers heading off to war, and more.

Open to the Public October 28th to November 18th, 2017
Tuesday – Sunday
12:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Special Hours: October 31st and November 15th 12:00 – 5:00 p.m.

School Field Trips are Available!
Please contact newmarkethistoricalsociety@hotmail.ca to book your class visit.

More Information


About the Committee:
Mission Statement:
To commemorate Newmarket’s First War veterans and their sacrifice; to educate and engage residents of the Town of Newmarket; and to honour the great patriotism of our small town in the First World War.

Vision Statement:
Commemoration, education, and remembrance of Newmarket’s First World War.

This project would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors, who we celebrate below! If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of this program, please review our Sponsorship Package.


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