Saanich Archives, Oct 2018

Exhibit: Saanich Remembers WWI

November marks both the centenary of the end of WWI and the culmination of the Saanich Remembers project. At its heart has been the Honour Roll bearing 355 names of men and women who served […] 

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Talk: Street of Unfinished Dreams

Join author and local historian Valerie Green for the exciting story of Shelbourne Street from its early days as a bumpy road to market for Gordon Head farmers, to the present day as one of the main thoroughfares through Saanich […] 

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New: WWI Letter to Soldier

In 1915, Lizzie Browne wrote to Private A.E. Matthews in England. She reported on the weather in Victoria: “[…] we have had all abundance of rain unusual for this time of the year & everything is looking fresh & beautiful. The flowers are lovely, the roses are just coming out & are very fragrant after the rains." […] 

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New: Postcard of Muggins

When peace was declared on Nov 11, 1918, thousands took to the streets of Victoria to celebrate, including Muggins. The Daily Colonist reported: ”‘Muggins,’ the patriotic canine whose great work for the Red Cross has become familiar to the whole country, occupied a place in the parade. […] 

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