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Remembrance Day: Tea & Remembrances

Remembrance Day takes on an important significance as we are in the anniversary of the period that coincides with the events of WWI and many Canadian Service Personnel are on active duty around the world. Please come out as we remember in music and peace the sacrifices of our veterans and peace keepers. Offered as part of the "Linking Hands through the [...]

Remembrance Day – Veterans’ Stories

Seven Canadian war veterans are interviewed about their experiences and memories of World War I and World War II. They recall the circumstances under which they joined the armed forces, the conditions under which they served, and how they felt about events on the homefront and abroad. The recall the role of women in wartime at [...]

By |August 8th, 2012|Oral History, Remembrance Day|0 Comments

Remembrance Day Tea – War and Memory

Military historian Professor Chris Leach of University of the Fraser Valley lectures and leads a discussion about the writing of military history. He introduces the audience to such authors as John Keegan and Robert Graves in discussing the issue of how war is remembered, and touches on topics such as wartme memoirs and the lasting meaning [...]

By |August 8th, 2012|Oral History, Remembrance Day|0 Comments

Remembrance Day – War Brides Panel

Five women who left England to become the wives of Canadian soldiers and subsequently immigrated to Canada are interviewed about their experiences. They discuss how they met their future husbands, what they knew about Canada, thier journey to their new home and their first impressions of Canada. The recount the effect that their wartime decisions had [...]

Remembrance Day – War Stories

Genevieve Richards is interviewed about her memories of France during World War II. She describes wartime conditions and family life during the war. She remembers what it was like to attend school, the availability of food and fuel for heating, and the importance of the radio for acquiring the only accessible information. She recalls the role of women in [...]

By |August 8th, 2012|My Story, Oral History, Remembrance Day|0 Comments

Remembrance Day Tea – Canada in Wartime

Two Mission residents are interviewed about their memories of World War I and World War II. They recall the conditions under which the Canadian infantry fought, and the crisis precipitated by sub-standard equipment such as the Ross rifle. They remember the importance of cavalry units to the Canadian troops, and such public figures as Sir Sam [...]

By |August 8th, 2012|Oral History, Remembrance Day|0 Comments

Mission’s War Brides

Margaret Findley talks about her days in London during World War II, her departure from her home country, people she met, and her stay in various Canadian cities. Findley settled in Vancouver and recalls post-war family and social life, as well as her role as a war bride and the significance of this time in [...]

By |June 29th, 2012|Oral History, Remembrance Day|0 Comments

War Brides Come To Canada

Alma Svatos remembers World War II from the perspective of a woman living in England. She describes the Women’s Land Army of Britain, how she met her future husband, and her journey across the Atlantic on the Queen Mary War Bride Ship. She recounts her arrival in Halifax, her impressions of her travels from Halifax to Saskatchewan [...]

By |June 29th, 2012|Oral History, Remembrance Day|0 Comments

Oral History Post Template

At Lifetime Learning we believe that one of our duties is to preserve Mission's unique history. Through our Oral History Archives we collect and make available to researchers and the public, the little-told stories of the people of Mission. In our collection, there are stories from Missionites who remember raised sidewalks on Main Street, the [...]

By |June 28th, 2012|Oral History, Remembrance Day|0 Comments