BRIDGING THE PAST, Hope, BC, History Conference, 2012

21 March 2012 Note: Larry Ewashen has posted a report from his talk on the Doukhobor March and Sons of Freedom protest on his website, as well as photographs from the Bridging the Past conference. I’ve linked his report below in the list of presenters and here.


2012 Hope History Conference, ‘Bridging the Past’, is from March 2nd to 4th and is organized jointly by the Hope Museum, Christ Church National Historic Site, Free Rein Associates, and the Seventh Day Adventist Church will be held at Christ Church National Historic Site.

Look for more details on Facebook, posted on the Christ Church Historic Site’s page. For more information and registration, contact Inge Wilson, at the Hope Museum, 604-869-7322 or

–  Early missionary work & The Great Indian Gathering in Hope – Darla Dickinson
– “Gold Mountain” – the first multicultural community – Lily Chow
– The Fraser Canyon War – a clash of cultures. – Dr. Dan Marshall
– The establishment of First Nations Residential Schools – Father John Tritshler
– Chinese Immigration and the CPR – Lily Chow
– The World War II Internment of Japanese-Canadians & Tashme – Linda Reid & Irene Tsuyuki of the Japanese Canadian Museum
The Doukhobor March & Sons of Freedom protest – Larry Ewashen


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M. Diane Rogers is a Director and Editor and Co-webmistress of the British Columbia Genealogical Society, teaches genealogy and family history year round, and blogs at CanadaGenealogy, or, Jane's Your Aunt. She's been doing her own family research since the 1980s in Canada, the UK and the United States, Sweden and further afield. She has a lifelong interest in Canadian and women's history and is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the Genealogical Speakers Guild and the International Society of Family History Writers and Editors

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