BCHF News Royal BC Museum plans remembrance-related events

Royal BC Museum plans remembrance-related events

Paul Ferguson will lead a tour of sites in Victoria related to World War I next month as one in a series of events organized by the Royal BC Museum.

The Royal BC Museum has several events in the works leading up to Remembrance Day.

Nov. 6, noon to 1 p.m.: Boeing on the British Columbia Home Front

Paul Ferguson, human history collection manager, will present the story of Boeing in BC, their vital World War II effort and their impacts on Chiliwack during their time in the Fraser Valley. By donation.

Nov. 7, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Newcombe Conference Hall: ONCE WELL BELOVED: Remembering a British Columbia Great War Sacrifice

Join author Michael Sasges, retired journalist and former director of the Nicola Valley Museum, as he tells us of 12 men from the Nicola Valley who died soldiering in the First World War. Through them, we will meet the men, women and children of this distinctly British Columbian community. Free.

Nov. 9, 11 a.m. to noon, Carillon Tower: Fieldtrippers: Walking Victoria’s Great War

Join Royal BC Museum human history collections manager and military and home front historian Paul Ferguson on a three kilometre traipse about Victoria to discover this city’s connection to World War I. Meet near the bottom of the Carillon, at the northwest corner of the museum lot.  Ages 12 and up. By donation.