The Gold Stripe – post WWI – British Columbia, Canada

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The Gold Stripe, Volume 3, 1919 Title page. Soldier – illustration by Albert Udon.

 

The Gold Stripe, a compilation of articles, stories, illustrations, photographs and poetry, was published in 3 volumes just after World War I as a “tribute to the British Columbia men who have been killed, crippled and wounded in the Great War” and to raise money for the Amputation Club of British Columbia.  Publication years were: Volume 1, 1918; Volume 2, 1919;  Volume 3, 1919.

Most Gold Stripe articles and stories, and a great number of the illustrations were by British Columbians. Some articles are about the war; some are about soldiers and their families and friends trying to reestablish themselves after the war. Continue reading

Canadian Census & Immigration talk with Dave Obee – Dec 6, 2014, North Vancouver

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Canadian Family History: Census and Immigration Records

Join Dave Obee for a free session that looks into the Canadian immigration and census records that are available and the best ways to use them in your family history research.

Dave is the author of Destination Canada (on immigration) and Counting Canada (on the census) and the new history of the North Vancouver District Public Library, Fifty! With a Fabulous Future! Dave has won numerous awards for his work, including this year the Governor General’s Caring Canadian award.

Time: Saturday, December 6, 2014 – 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Free. Registration required.  Call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175 to register or for more information.

Location: Capilano Branch, 3045 Highland Blvd., North Vancouver, BC V7R 2X4

The launch of Dave Obee’s latest book about the North Vancouver District Public Library is December 6 in the evening. Tickets available: http://www.nvdpl.ca/article/book-launch-soir%C3%A9e

North Vancouver District Public Library website: http://www.nvdpl.ca

BCGS Family History Book Award – deadline for 2014 entries

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15 February, 2015 is the deadline for entries to the British Columbia Genealogical Society’s annual book award to encourage family history research and writing in and about British Columbia, Canada.

 

 

 BCGS Family History Book Award Strawberry Tea, June 2014, Burnaby, BC

 

Books considered must be written by a British Columbia author, relate to British Columbia family history and be published in 2014.

The British Columbia Genealogical Society Family History Award will be presented at the 10th June, 2015 meeting of the British Columbia Genealogical Society in Burnaby, BC..

For full details about BCGS Family HIstory Award submissions, please see the BCGS Family History Book Award Committee’s press release below or contact Alice Marwood, BCGS Family History Book Award Committee Chair, at 604-582-1548 or email: amarwood@shaw.ca

BCGS Family History Book Award Press Release-November 2014

French Canadians, Furs, and Indigenous Women in the Making of the Pacific Northwest

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Book Launch and Presentation by Jean Barman

Tuesday, 2 December 2014, beginning at 6:30 pm.

 

Sponsored by the Société historique francophone de Colombie-Britannique (SHFCB)

Studio 16, Maison de la Francophonie, 1555 West 7th Ave., Vancouver. Free event.

Launch of the 2015 SHFCB calendar, 6:30 pm

Wine & cheese 7:00 pm

Jean Barman’s presentation (in English), 7:30 pm.

Jean Barman was the 21st recipient of the George Woodcock Lifetime Achievement Award for an outstanding literary career in British Columbia. Read more about her at ABC BookWorld.

French Canadians, Furs, and Indigenous Women – Book Launch poster (.pdf). Please distribute.

BCGS 2013 Family History Book Awards

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The British Columbia Genealogical Society Family History Book Awards for 2013 were awarded on June 11th, 2014 in Burnaby, BC. The three winning authors were:

First – Evelyn Sangster Benson for A Century In A Small Town: One Family’s Stories (Westminster Publishing).

Second – Mack Bryson for A Cowboy’s Life: Memories of a Western Cowboy in an Empire of Grass (Friesen Press).

Third – Tom Lymbery for Tom’s Gray Creek, A Kootenay Lake Memoir, Part I: Early Years to 1945 (Gray Creek Publishing).

Nine books were submitted for consideration. Three of the authors were present; each gave a short reading from their book. Those present were all very impressed with the presentations, and the authors had an opportunity to sell their books. The authors present were Evelyn Sangster Benson, Mack Bryson and Ruth Derksen Siemens.

The evening ended with time to talk to each of the authors. All enjoyed strawberry shortcake, a feature of the evening.

Evelyn_Sangster_Benson-June2014-BCGS_Book_AwardsEvelyn Sangster Benson, June 2014, BCGS Family History Book Awards evening.

Ruth_Derksen_Siemens-June2013-BCGS_Book_AwardsRuth Derksen Siemens, June 2014, BCGS Family History Book Award evening.

Mack_Bryson-June2014-BCGS_Book_AwardsMack Bryson, June 2014, BCGS Family History Book Award evening.

The British Columbia Genealogical Society Family History Book Award is awarded annually to encourage family history research and writing in and about British Columbia families. For more information, see the BCGS Family History Award page or contact the Award Chair, Alice Marwood – Phone: 604 582 1548  E-mail: amarwood @ shaw.ca

Photographs courtesy Elizabeth Christie.