Monday, August 10, 2015

Canadian Week in Review (CWR) 10 August 2015

I have come across the following Canadian genealogy, history and heritage websites, social media, and newspaper articles this past week that were of interest to me, and I thought you might be interested in them, too.

This Week in Canadian History 

On August 3, 1995, the celebrated bush pilot, Clennell Haggerston “Punch” Dickins passed away. Dickins had a long and distinguished aviation career, serving in both First and Second World Wars, mapping the northern territories during the 1930s, and helping make Canada a leader in frontier aviation.

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The Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre is located in Sault Ste. Marie, and it will be celebrating Bushplane Days September 19 and 20, 2015. The Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre (CBHC) was formed in 1987 by a small group of volunteers wishing to preserve Ontario's rich bushplane and firefighting heritage.

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Newspaper Articles


Heritage Shop on Signal Hill reopens after four-month closure
The Signal Hill Heritage Shop finally reopened Friday, after it was closed for four months due to construction on Cabot. 

Prince Edward Island

Stompin' Tom's P.E.I. homestead to become cultural attraction
A new Stompin' Tom Connors tribute attraction will be built in Skinners Pond, on the western tip of P.E.I., where the Canadian folk icon grew. The 4,000-square-foot facility will be names the Stompin' Tom Centre and Schoolhouse museum.

Nova Scotia

More than 350 gather for historic Colley reunion in East Preston
Harriet Fagan’s faith, and that of her fellow organizers of the Colley family reunion, was rewarded on the weekend as more than 350 people gathered in East Preston to celebrate the legacy of one of the oldest, most historic (and biggest) families in the area.

First World War touched everyday lives in Halifax, Atlantic Canada
While Canadian soldiers were fighting in Europe during the First World War, the effects of the conflict were increasingly felt on the home front — nowhere more so than in parts of Atlantic Canada.

Beinn Bhreagh declared a Nova Scotia heritage property
Almost 130 years after Alexander Graham Bell first laid eyes on Beinn Bhreagh, the mountainside estate that has been the summer home to generations of his descendants has officially been declared a Nova Scotia heritage property.


Lower Fort Garry powwow commemorates Treaty 1 agreement
Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site hosted its annual Treaty 1 commemoration ceremony on Monday, marking an agreement between Canada's First Nations and the Crown that was made almost 150 years ago.

British Columbia

World War II bomber on display in Penticton, B.C.
A piece of Second World War history touched down in British Columbia's Okanagan region on Monday. One of the last remaining B-17 bombers flew into Penticton and will be on display for a week.

The Stories This Week

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