History of GCC
Core Activities
Who Can Participate
Honouring Our Commitment
Further Information
Upcoming Events
Outreach Activities
Our Military History
Educational Initiative
The Family Support Group
For information on how to launch a GCC in your local area, or for a presentation to your community group or association, please contact:

Breakout Educational Network
[email protected]

Honouring Our Commitment

As Canadians we are honour-bound to ensure that the men and women who serve, and their families have the best support available to them — while they serve and when they return home.

Embracing Pride

Members of a Garrison Community Council are proud of the efforts of the men and
women of this national institution, as they represent Canada around the globe.

Celebrating Our Proud Heritage

Keeping our history alive by celebrating the contributions of those who have helped
build Canada into the nation we all share.

Remembering the Sacrifices

The Garrison Community Council provides a supportive link for those who serve and those
who wait at home. It encourages ciiizens to become engaged with relatives, friends and
neighbours, of those who volunteer to serveour interests at home and abroad.

The Garrison Community Council reaches out with projects that demonstrate to all
members of the military community that their sacrifices are appreciated, whether they are
members of the Regular Forces or the Reserves.

Poem - In Flanders Fields

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved, and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders Fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders Fields.

- John McCrae

History of the Poppy

National and International Memorials That Honour The Sacrifices of Our Men and Women in Uniform
(Click here for 1812 memorials and other local memorials in Canadian cities and small towns)