Project: 1917 - 2017 Flanders welcomes the bereaved Beneficiary: Westtoer apb Amount: 15.980 Euros Duration: 2017 For the important commemorative year 2017 Westtoer started the project '1917 Total war in Flanders'. The main communication tool for the project in the targeted countries (Australia, New Zealand, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Germany and the Netherlands) , is a social media designed promotional video.
Project: international commemoration of the Third Battle of Ypres Beneficiary: Society Passchendaele Society vzw Amount: 140.000 euro Duration: July 2017 - November 2017 The project is based on the international commemoration of some dramatic historical moments of the Third Battle of Ypres on the particular day (exactly 100 years after the fact), knowingly places (Tyne Cot Cemetery, Crest Farm, Gravenstafel, Belle vue , Polygon Wood, Frezenberg ...) and (representatives of) countries, Britain, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, France and Germany.
Project: Statue of John McCrae unveiled in Ottawa Beneficiary: Royal Canadian Artillery Heritage Trust Amount: 50.000 CAD Duration: May 2015 On Sunday, May 3rd in the Canadian capital Ottawa a statue was unveiled to commemorate the Canadian military physician John McCrae (1872-1918). John McCrae fought during World War I as a volunteer with the Allied Forces and was stationed near Ypres. There he wrote in early May 1915 the famous poem "In Flanders Fields" in memory of his fallen friend, former student and fellow soldier Lt. Alex Helmer.