Did you know that a Victoria housewife named Joan Kennedy helped pave the way for female enlistment in World War II? Or that Vancouverites proposed — and sang — different lyrics to O Canada in the 1920s?
Read these stories and more in the winter issue of British Columbia History, due to hit retail outlets, our online shop and subscribers’ mailboxes this December.
Other stories to look forward to in this issue include:
- The history of Captain Cavendish Venables — the namesake behind Vancouver’s Venables Street and the Thompson-Okanagan’s Venables Valley.
- Excerpts from a letter written by Emma Bentall Brown, who immigrated to Vancouver from England in 1911 and describes her journey and her first impressions of the city.
- Gastown memories hidden in an old steamer trunk — and the story of a tea crate that travelled from India to BC via Scotland.
- Book reviews to augment your holiday reading list, including a review of a graphic novel based on an important aspect of BC history.
For more information or to subscribe, visit British Columbia History magazine.