Memorial Show

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Show Description

100 years ago this summer the lights went out all over Europe with the start of World War I. No community in the world went untouched including Cow Head and our surrounding communities on the west coast. July 1st, our Memorial Day, is one the darkest in Newfoundland and Labrador history – on this day in 1916 over 700 of our boys went ‘over the top’ at Beaumont Hamel in France – less than 80 answered the roll call next day. We invite you to join us on the morning of July 1st at St. Mary’s Anglican Church as we remember this special day; then walk with us to the newly erected Cow Head cenotaph to remember the soldiers who fought and later in the afternoon join us at our Warehouse Theatre for a special commemorative performance of song and words that will tell us about the men whose names are etched in stone on the Cow Head cenotaph.

Getting to Cow Head

This show is part of the Gros Morne Theatre Festival. See Getting to Cow Head for directions to the Warehouse Theatre and Shallow Bay Motel.