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
The BCGS Christmas Social is Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 7:30 pm in Burnaby.
Time: 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Where: Danish Lutheran Church, Downstairs Hall, 6010 Kincaid St., Burnaby, BC.
Seasonal refreshments, members’ displays, entertainment and the popular annual BCGS pocket book sale.
Donations of both holiday goodies and of paperback books for the book sale will be appreciated.
Please renew your membership for 2015 right now on-line or at the meeting or by mail.
About the photograph -This shows “Climbers at Mount Resplendent”, British Columbia, Canada in 1913. Byron Harmon postcard. Courtesy Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries.
Mount Resplendent is southeast of the Robson Glacier in Mount Robson Provincial Park and was first climbed by Byron Harmon and Conrad Kain in 1911. Byron Harmon was a well known Western Canadian photographer and Conrad Kain, an accomplished mountaineer and guide.
Learn more about Byron Harmon and see more of his photographs at his grand daughter’s website Byron Harmon Photos and see the Conrad Kain Centennial Society website for a biography of Conrad Kain.
If you have roots on Sea Island, Richmond, BC, please contact the Sea Island Heritage Society at www.seaislandhome.org
Our next Open House is Saturday, November 29, 2014 at the Sea Island Community Hall, Miller Road, Sea Island, BC from noon to 4:00 pm. See you there!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
BCGS Family History Book Award Press Release-November 2014
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.