Saanich Archives’ ongoing project “Saanich Remembers World War One” has two purposes: to honour Saanich residents who served in the First World War and to learn more about the impact of the war on the community.
I’ve been involved with this project for a few years:
— I contributed profiles of Saanich residents who served
— I gave an illustrated talk about a Saanich Soldiers’ Home recipient: “A Vargas Island Rancher In Saanich: The Sapper Freeman Hopkins Story”
— Current — I’m researching and preparing materials about Gordon Head Athletic Club’s community and patriotic activities, 1916-1919
— Current — I’m researching and preparing materials about Saanich and the “flu” epidemic, 1918-1919