The Last Salute
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The Last Salute

2023 marks the 75th anniversary of Sunnybrook’s Bayview campus, which first opened as Sunnybrook Military Hospital in 1948.

To commemorate this important anniversary, a collaborative team led by the Veterans Program created The Last Salute with exquisite photographs of 40 of our Centenarian Veterans by Yuri Dojc and their stories through interviews by Alannah Campbell.

The Last Salute is a beautiful tribute to our World War II Veterans with stories of their courage and sacrifice as well as the love and humour which helped them live such long lives.

The Last Salute includes a beautiful artbook, a virtual photo exhibit and a Remembrance Day video and a live photo exhibit (November 2022).

The Last Salute: Portraits of Remembrance, Courage, Wisdom, Sacrifice, Joy. Veterans from the Second World War share their stories. Yuri Dojc, Photographer. Alannah Campbell, Interviewer and writer. Forward by Roy MacGregor.

The Last Salute Book

The Last Salute – Portraits of Remembrance. Courage. Wisdom. Sacrifice. Joy – Veterans from the Second World War share their stories in this beautifully designed, hard cover book, which exquisitely captures photographer Yuri Dojc’s portraits and interviewer and writer Alannah Campbell’s stories. The Last Salute is your invitation to read and experience their tales of war and remembrance, and to look at Yuri's portraits that bear witness to their resilience and courage. All proceeds from the sale of The Last Salute are dedicated to the Sunnybrook Veterans Program.

Purchase The Last Salute.

The Last Salute Virtual Photo Exhibit. Celebrating Centenarian Veterans of the Second World War in Words and Images.

The Last Salute Virtual Photo Exhibit

The Last Salute Virtual Photo Exhibit – Celebrating Centenarian Veterans of the Second Word War in words and Images. Enter the exhibit and meet these amazing Veterans who served their country, lived 100 years and now share their stories, many for the first time.

Stanley Hinson Dinney.

The Last Salute 2022 Remembrance Day Video

Please enjoy this compelling eight-minute video celebrating all forty of Yuri Dojc’s portraits, with several Veterans sharing brief insights from their war experience and original music by Sunnybrook’s music therapist Trish MacAulay.

Sunnybrook Veteran smiles with his portrait.

The Last Salute Photo Exhibit

The Last Salute Photo Exhibit, created by renowned photographer Yuri Dojc and broadcast journalist Alannah Campbell, was unveiled on November 7th 2022 to residents of the Veterans Centre, their families and staff leading up to Remembrance Day. Through QR codes visitors to the exhibit could listen to many of the Veterans telling their story through interviews with Alannah while viewing the beautiful photographs.