Remembrance Day Talk

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Summer (May 18 - Sept 30)
Daily : 10am - 5pm

Winter (Oct. 1 - May 17)
Tuesday - Sunday : 12pm - 5pm

Saturday, November 8th, 2014

Join local author and historian Catherine Gilbert for a fascinating pictorial presentation about the many vessels that served on Canada’s coasts during World War II.  The talk takes place on Saturday, November 8 at 1pm, and coincides with the Museum's exhibit 'Our Cenotaph'.

While doing research for her book Yorke Island and the Uncertain War, Gilbert became intrigued with the boats and their crews that performed marine services during the war, from patrolling the coast as part of the Fisherman’s Reserve to supplying defence posts for the armys’ RCASC to performing rescues with the airforce’s high speed crash boats.

Gilbert will share her photos and findings about the local fishermen, tugboaters and master mariners alike, who were all members of this vast fleet that patrolled our western shores on the lookout for Japanese subs and ships. 

Cost for the program is $6.00.  To register call the Museum at 250-287-3103. 

This talk will be repeated at the Heriot Bay Inn (U of Q) on Wednesday, November 12 at 7pm.