Archive for August, 2008

  • T.R. MacDonald

    August 25, 2008 by Jennifer Morse
    Night Travellers. CANADIAN WAR MUSEUM—AN19710261-4361 We were given a jeep and a driver and left to do something called war art…. We received our supplies of paint, brushes and things in London before we went over; I took oil and a paintbox and a lot...
  • Mapping In Full Flight: Air Force, Part 28

    August 18, 2008 by Hugh A. Halliday
    A Lancaster conducting a postwar aerial survey. PHOTO: ROYAL CANADIAN GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY COLLECTION, LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA172600 The Royal Canadian Air Force’s aerial photography and mapping, a staple of operations from 1921 to 1939, was suspended during the Second World War, except where it would...
  • Winnipeg Scores High With Dart Players

    August 13, 2008 by Tom MacGregor
    When Jerry Hull of LaSalle, Que., and Bernie Miller of Orangeville, Ont., faced each other in the first round of the singles event in the 2008 Dominion Command Darts Championships in Winnipeg, it was hard to tell these would be the players to notice. Miller...
  • Meet Me At The Fair

    August 6, 2008 by D'Arcy Jenish
    Twins Boyd and Lloyd Ayre exhibit twin sheep at an Oshawa, Ont., fair in 1930. PHOTO: ARCHIVES OF ONTARIO—RG 16-274, ALBUM 2 On May 21, 1765, approximately 100 farmers from the District of Windsor in central Nova Scotia, just west of Halifax, trudged along rough...
  • Winning Hands In Grand Bend

    August 1, 2008 by Sharon Adams
    The 2008 Dominion Command Cribbage Championships was one of those events where all the elements—the weather, the people, the ambience—combine to make a perfect experience. Card players gathered at Grand Bend, Ont., Branch for the three-day championships April 25-27 often wished out loud that the...