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Time To Remember interweaves music and stories of the war years from basic training in Canada, to the military camps in England, the battlefields of France, and the Pacific Campaign. While designed especially for veterans, this show also is a must for anyone interested in discovering the history of wartime Canadians, the songs they sang, and the music that inspired and touched their hearts. Following an opening tribute to the Navy, the Air Force, and the Army, with What Do You Do In The Infantry, Squadron 413 and All the Nice Girls Love A Sailor, the audience is swept up into an evening of adventure as they journey through the war years. The audience is introduced first to the young men from England who arrived in the small town of Yarmouth on the south-western tip of Nova Scotia to be trained at East Camp - the Telegraphist Air Gunners of the Fleet Air Arm Royal Navy. 'All the nice girls love a sailor' and it will be no different for the audience as they meet and our two "TAGs". The show moves quickly to the pilots of the Royal Canadian Air Force who flew the skies of south-western Nova Scotia, and to the Army recruits who came by the thousands from across Canada to be trained at the Canadian Infantry Basic Training Camp 60. The antics of basic training are relived in songs like This Is The Army Mr. Jones and Kiss Me Good Night Sergeant Major. The recruits will tell humorous stories of training in Yarmouth, intermingled with the songs they sang. From the light-hearted to the serious, the audience will see these young men and women about to venture across the Atlantic to England. The powerful emotions of departure are conveyed in dialogue and the songs Good Luck To The Boys of the Allies, Now Is the Hour, and Red Sails In The Sunset. In England amidst the reality of war there is romance and the audience is introduced to the wartime story of a young Canadian nurse and a Canadian airman who meet during a bombing raid. As time passes the story unfolds from the songs I Know Why to I'll See You In My Dreams. The music of the British pub, including Tavern In The Town, Roll Out The Barrel and Boomps A Daisy, offer a glimpse of how young men and women were able, for a brief time, to forget the realities of war, drink, meet people, and sing around a piano while they waited to ship out to unknown destinations. As Act II begins, the audience returns to the home front with the song Keep The Home Fires Burning and stories from local newspapers. The audience travels to the battlefields of Europe and learns of the joy and sadness, courage and determination, commitment and sacrifice of brave men and women. The Act includes The White Cliffs of Dover and a tribute to Dover, England and the role of Canadian soldiers in capturing the guns of Calais. A British TAG relates events of the Pacific Campaign and the audience is introduced to his Australian war bride. As is traditional with 440 productions, Time To Remember pays tribute to Dame Vera Lynn and to the patriotism of wartime Britain through a presentation of the well-known songs that include Yours, Berkeley Square and There'll Always Be An England. These songs inspire the audience to an appreciative understanding of the staunch belief in victory and in the future. All 440 wartime stage presentations end with We'll Meet Again and Wish Me Luck and this season's performance is no exception. For both the cast and the audience the experience of an evening of wartime music is one that will leave them humming tunes and remembering the unforgettable moments and people of the war years. 2004-2005 Nova Scotian Performance Tour of Time to Remember The 2005 performances commemorated the YEAR OF THE VETERAN and the 60th Anniversary of the end of WWII Saturday, November 20, 2004: at 7 pm YARMOUTH performance at the Holy Trinity Parish Hall (61 William St, Yarmouth NS) Sponsored by the Holy Trinity Anglican Church Wartime-type refreshments were served Saturday, April 16, 2005: at 7 pm CLEMENTSPORT performance at the Clementsport Legion (Clementsport NS) Sponsored by the Royal Canadian Legion Clementsport Branch #122 Wartime-type refreshments served Saturday, April 23, 2005: at 7 pm CHESTER BASIN performance At the Chester Basin Legion (Chester Basin NS) Sponsored by the Royal Canadian Legion Everett Branch #88 Wartime-type refreshments served Saturday, May 14, 2005: at 6:30 pm TRURO Dinner Theatre performance at the Truro Legion (42 Brunswick St, Truro NS) Sponsored by the Royal Canadian Legion Colchester Branch #26 Dinner theatre with a 4-course turkey dinner Saturday, May 28, 2005: at 7 pm SHELBURNE performance at the Shelburne Legion (120 Water St, Shelburne NS) Sponsored by the Royal Canadian Legion Loyalist Branch #63 Saturday, June 25 and Sunday, June 26, 2005: at 7 pm YARMOUTH performances at the Yarmouth Arts Regional Centre (Th’YARC, 76 Parade St, Yarmouth NS) 2005 British Performance Tour of Time to Remember The 2005 performances commemorated the YEAR OF THE VETERAN and the 60th Anniversary of the end of WWII Monday, July 4, 2005 Reception at DEAL TOWN HALL Hosted by The Town Mayor Councillor Deryck Murray (Deal, Kent, England) The Deal performances were part of official commemorations to mark the UK's Inaugural VETERANS' WEEK Monday, July 4, 2005: at 7:30 pm DEAL Performance Sponsored by the Royal British Legion Downs Branch at the Astor Theatre Arts Centre (Stanhope Rd, Deal) Tuesday, July 5, 2005: at 7:30 pm DEAL Performance Sponsored by the Royal British Legion Downs Branch at the Astor Theatre Arts Centre (Stanhope Rd, Deal) 2004-2005 Sponsors of Time to Remember 440 Productions wishes to acknowledge and extend sincere appreciation to the following organizations for their generous support PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA Department of Tourism, Culture and Heritage 440 Productions recognizes the support of the Province of Nova Scotia through the Department of Tourism, Culture & Heritage. We are pleased to work in partnership with the Culture Division to develop and promote our cultural resources for all Nova Scotians. VETERANS AFFAIRS CANADA Canada Remembers program CIBC AIR FORCE ASSOCIATION OF CANADA RCAF Association Trust BRITISH HIGH COMMISSION in Canada The BIG LOTTERY FUND – Awarding funds from the National Lottery (England) Millard Ply-Bows Ltd (Lane & Debbie Goodwin, Yarmouth NS) Municipality of the District of Yarmouth Town of Yarmouth Subway (Yarmouth NS) Yarmouth Consolidated Memorial High School Student Council The Worshipful Town Mayor of Deal, Civic Charity (Kent, England) Councillor Sue Delling Yarmouth Department of Leisure Services Royal Canadian Legion Ashby Branch #138 (Sydney NS), Royal Canadian Legion Clementsport Branch #122 (Clementsport NS), Royal Canadian Legion Colchester Branch #26 (Truro NS), Royal Canadian Legion Everett Branch #88 (Chester Basin NS), Royal Canadian Legion Lawrencetown Branch #112 (Lawrencetown NS), Royal Canadian Legion Loyalist Branch #63 (Shelburne NS), Royal Canadian Legion Lunenburg Branch #23 (Lunenburg NS) Holy Trinity Anglican Church (Yarmouth NS) Sky-Tec Audiotronics (Marlene & Garth Davis, Yarmouth NS) Jane and Mary Howe (Stoke-On-Trent, England) In Memory of a father and a husband, Bernard Glynn Howe, WWII Veteran Petty Officer, Telegraphist Air Gunner, Fleet Air Arm, Royal Navy Eudore (& Rita) Fournier (Anjou, Quebec) WWII Veteran, Chaudière Regiment of Canada TLC Pharmacy Ltd (Shelburne NS) Spears & MacLeod Pharmacy Ltd (Yarmouth NS) Veterans (anonymous) Special Thanks / Acknowledgments 440 Productions wishes to thank the following for their help and support of all our other remembrance initiatives INDIVIDUALS: Mr & Mrs Stewart and Maureen Crawford (Glasgow, Scotland) Mr & Mrs Ken and Barbara Davies (Stevington, England) Mr & Mrs Roy and Joan Gibbs (Orpington, England) Mr & Mrs Fred and Beryl Good (Watford, England) Mr Eric May (Maidstone, England) Mr & Mrs Les and Val Sayer (Wakes Colne, England) Mr & Mrs Bill and Gwen West (Australia) Mr Keith Atkinson (Deal, England) Ms Mary Eldridge (Deal, England) Mr Roger Tyack (Deal, England) Mrs Mary MacKenzie, Zone Cmdr - Royal Canadian Legion (Shelburne NS) Tina Comeau, Reporter - The Vanguard (Yarmouth NS) ORGANIZATIONS: Telegraphist Air Gunners Association (International)
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