CURRENT & UPCOMING EVENTS
January 18, 2023 – 6e anniversaire (2017) de la 1846e section (Canada) de la Société Nationale d’Entraide de la Médaille Militaire (SNEMM)
January 21, 2023 – 30th anniversary (1993) of the creation of the Canadian Victoria Cross awarded for the most conspicuous bravery, a daring or pre-eminent act of valour or self-sacrifice, or extreme devotion to duty, in the presence of the enemy. This decoration perpetuates the lineage of the British Victoria Cross that was created by Queen Victoria in 1856.
January 22, 2023 – 171st anniversary of the creation of the Military Medal by Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte, future Napoléon II.
February 10, 2023 – Commemorative ceremony in Paris for the 171st anniversary of the Military Medal organized by the Société nationale d'entraide de la Médaille militaire (SNEMM)
March 1, 2023 – Launch of the 3nd Annual Amicitia Art Competition.
March 19, 2023 – The National Day of Remembrance and Recollection in Memory of the Civilian and Military Victims of the Algerian War and the Fighting in Tunisia and Morocco (National ceremony). 2023 commemorates the 61st anniversary of the Algerian War.
April 9, 2023 – 106th anniversary (2018) of the Battle of Vimy Ridge.
April 21,2023 – 41st anniversary (1982) of the creation of the National Defense Medal, a French military decoration
April 24, 2023 – The National Day of Remembrance of the Victims and Heroes of the Deportation (National ceremony) – Last Sunday in April.
May 1, 2023 – 78th anniversary (1945) of the end of the Battle of the Atlantic from 1939 to 1945 – 1st Sunday in May.
May 8, 2023 – Commemoration of the victory of 8 May 1945 (French national ceremony).
May 8, 2023 – Victory in Europe (V-E) Day. More than 1,000,000 Canadians and Newfoundlanders served in the Second World War – and more than 45,000 gave their lives.
May 8, 2023 – The National Day of Joan of Arc and Patriotism (National ceremony) – 2nd Sunday of May.
May 10, 2023 – 119th anniversary (1904) of the creation of the Society for welfare, mutual aid and retirement known as "Les médaillés militaires de France" and since 2009, under the name of the Société Nationale d'Entraide de la Médaille Militaire (SNEMM).
May 10, 2023 – 5th anniversary (2018) of a signed partnership agreement between the Société Nationale d’Entraide de la Médaille Militaire (SNEMM) and the Canadian Armed Forces.
May 11, 2023 – 5th anniversary (2018) of the unveiling of a commemorative plaque of the SNEMM of the Military Medal inside the French Embassy in Canada
May 19, 2023 – 221ST anniversary (1802) of the creation of the Legion of Honour by Napoléon Bonaparte, then First Consul of the French Republic.
May 27, 2023 – National Resistance Day (National ceremony).
June 5, 2023 – 22nd annual Canadian Armed Forces Day – 1st Sunday of June.
June 6, 2023 – 32nd anniversary of the Meritorious Service Cross (Civil Division) as well as the military and civilian divisions of the Meritorious Service Medal created on 6 June 1991.
June 8, 2023 – The national day of tribute to "the dead for France" in Indochina (National ceremony).
June 11, 2023 – 39th anniversary of the Meritorious Service Cross (Military Division) created on 11 June 1984.
June 17, 2023 – Ceremony in honour of Jean Moulin, Panthéon (National Ceremony).
June 18, 2023 – The national day commemorating General de Gaulle's call, on June 18, 1940, to refuse defeat and to continue the fight against the enemy (National ceremony).
June 30, 2023 – Last day to enter Amicitia’s 3rd annual Art contest.
July 1, 2023 – 155th anniversary (1867) of Canada Day.
July 1, 2023 – Ceremony to commemorate the 106th anniversary (1916) of the Battle of the Somme at Beaumont-Hamel – National War Memorial, Ottawa.
July 1, 2023 – 55th anniversary (1967) of the establishment of the Order of Canada – the cornerstone of the Canadian Honours System and recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to the community, and service to the nation.
July 1, 2023 – 50th anniversary (1972) of the Order of Military Merit which was instituted by Queen Elizabeth I.
July 14, 2023 – 233rd anniversary (1789) of the French National Day.
July 14, 2023 – 101st anniversary of the Saint-Claude Cenotaph, Manitoba.
July 17, 2023 – The National Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Racist and Anti-Semitic Crimes of the French State and of Homage to the "Righteous" of France (National ceremony) – July 16 if it is a Sunday, or the Sunday following.
July 27, 2023 – 50th anniversary (1972) of the creation of the "Société d'Entraide des membres de l'Ordre National du Mérite", which became the "Association des membres de l'Ordre National du Mérite" (ANMONM) on 26 October 1974.
August 8, 2023 – 104th anniversary (1918) of the Battle of Amiens.
August 17, 2023 – The “Monument Amicitia France-Canada” association celebrates 2 years as a Federal not-for-profit corporation.
August 19, 2023 – 80th anniversary (1942) of the Dieppe Raid – the single bloodiest day of the war for Canadian troops and a pivotal moment in the Second World War. Nearly 5,000 of the 6,100 troops were Canadians. 916 Canadians lost their lives.
September 2022 – Participation of the "Monument Amicitia France-Canada" race team for the Canada Army Run.
September 2022 – Date of the official inauguration of the France-Canada Amicitia Monument.
September 1, 2022 – 32nd Anniversary (1991) of the Canadian chapter of the Association des Membres de l'Ordre National du Mérite de la République française which was founded in Montréal.
September 18, 2022 – 83rd anniversary of the Battle of Britain – 3rd Sunday in September.
September 25, 2022 – The national day of homage to the harkis and other members of suppletive formations (National ceremony).
September 26, 2022 – 102nd anniversary of the Society of members of the Legion of Honour (1921).
October 3, 2022 – 23rd anniversary (2000) of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces instituted by Queen Elizabeth II.
Mid-October 2022 – Publication of the results of the 3rd annual Amicitia art contest.
November 5-11 ,2022 – Each year leading up to Remembrance Day on November 11, we honor those who have served Canada in times of war, military conflict and peace.
November 6, 2022 – 5th annual Remembrance Day ceremony for the French community, Amicitia France-Canada Monument, Ottawa – the Sunday before 11 November.
November 11, 2022 – The commemoration of the Armistice of 11 November 1918 and the tribute paid to all the dead for France.
November 11, 2022 – National Remembrance Day Ceremony, 10:45 a.m. – National War Memorial,
November 11, 2022 – Annual Remembrance Day Service, 10:30 a.m. – National Military Cemetery at Beechwood Cemetery, Ottawa.
November 11, 2022 – 102nd anniversary (1920) of the dedication of St. Boniface War Memorial, known as “Le Poilu” – St. Boniface Cathedral Cemetery, Manitoba.
December 3, 2022 – 60th anniversary of the creation of the National Order of Merit, the second national order after the Legion of Honour.
December 5, 2022 – National day of homage to the dead of the Algerian war and the fighting in Morocco and Tunisia (National ceremony).