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The Canadian Tulip Festival

The Canadian Tulip Festival was established to celebrate the historic Royal gift of tulips from the Dutch to Canadians immediately following the Second World War as a symbol of international friendship. The festival preserves the memorable role of the Canadian troops in the liberation of the Netherlands and Europe, as well as commemorates the birth of Dutch Princess Margriet in Ottawa during the Second World War—the only royal personage ever born in Canada.

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This guide is made possible through the efforts of all of our generous partners. Please take a moment to learn more about each of them.

The Anne Frank House

The Anne Frank House is an independent organisation that manages the place where Anne Frank was in hiding during the Second World War, and where she wrote her diary. The organisation increases global awareness of her life story, encouraging people to reflect on the dangers of antisemitism, racism, and discrimination, and the importance of freedom, equal rights, and democracy.

Historica Canada

Historica Canada offers programs that you can use to explore, learn and reflect on our history, and what it means to be Canadian. While our headquarters are in Toronto, we also operate the Ottawa-based Encounters With Canada program. Our staff travels coast to coast to coast to meet participants and promote engagement in our activities. All programs are offered in both official languages.

The Royal Canadian Legion

Founded in 1925, the Legion is Canada’s largest Veteran support and community service organization. We are a non-profit organization with a national reach across Canada as well as branches in the U.S., Europe and Mexico. With close to 260,000 members, many of whom volunteer an extraordinary amount of time to their branches, our strength is in our numbers.

The Memory Project

An initiative of Historica Canada, The Memory Project is a volunteer speakers bureau that arranges for veterans and Canadian Forces members to share their stories of military service at school and community events across the country. The Memory Project Archive includes more than 2,800 testimonials and over 10,000 images. Visit us at thememoryproject.com.

The Netherlands Institute for Military History (NIMH)

The Netherlands Institute for Military History (NIMH) in The Hague is a specialized knowledge and research center in the field of Dutch military history. The institute is there for everyone with an interest in the Dutch military past. NIMH is responsible for a modern way of researching, teaching and recording the past and present of the Dutch armed forces at home and abroad; on land, at sea and in the air.

Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada’s mandate is to support the well-being of Veterans and their families, and to promote recognition and remembrance of the achievements and sacrifices of those who served Canada in times of war, military conflict and peace.

WorldStrides Explorica

At WorldStrides Explorica, we take student learning to the next level by connecting Canadian students to new cultures, languages, and people through educational travel. We have over 50 years of experience creating enriching, highly educational tours that span the globe with flexible and customizable options to create your unique and perfect tour. Our highest priority is always the safety and security of every traveller and our expert group travel professionals handle every aspect of your experience. There’s an endless world to explore outside of your classroom, and we are excited to help you and your students to experience it!