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Here is the link to participate in Canada's Jewish
National Remembrance Day Service on Wednesday
Nov. 11 at 10:45 a.m. Toronto time.

Remembrance Day poppies

This new initiative -- an online ceremony -- has been organized
for the Jewish community by the Jewish War Veterans
of Canada's Toronto Post
 & B'nai Brith Canada, plus community organizations across the country.
The Remembrance Day Commemoration Event will include: 
Michael Mostyn, CEO of B’nai Brith Canada, Norm Gardner, former Toronto City Councillor who served in the Canadian Forces for 10 years.
Special featured speaker Ellin Bessner,
renowned Canadian author, journalist and professor.
The Hon. Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence;
The Hon. Erin O’Toole, Leader of the Conservative
Party of Canada; Ohad Nakash Kaymar,
Deputy Head of Israel’s Mission to Canada;
Thomas Irvine, Dominion President,
Royal Canadian Legion. 
Hear me explain why Remembrance Day is not enough. I've shared my views on this in an earlier column here.

Why a Canadian hockey star went to fight Hitler and save Jews
Sgt. Samuel Moses Hurwitz, DCM and MM.
Moe Hurwitz was destined for big things in the National Hockey League. But the son of Jewish immigrants left the ice rinks of his hometown for the battlegrounds of Europe in 1940.

"How can I play hockey when millions of my brothers are being killed," Hurwitz told his family before he joined the Canadian Grenadier Guards. 

Hurwitz and his family's incredible contribution to Canada has been a hidden part of history until I profiled him in my book Double Threat (2019).

Now more people will get to learn about Moe's exploits, and about his younger brother Harry Hurwitz, a navy rating and POW. 

A series of interactive web stories were released this week by the award-winning Project'44, and I was honoured to write a large part of it.
Read the story here about Sgt. Moe Hurwitz, DCM and MM, and his brother the late Harry Hurwitz
I'll be speaking "virtually":
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