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On board Canada 150 with YMCA Canada

Back in the Fall of 2016 I worked on a project for YMCA Canada.  I researched the topic of “railway YMCAs” in support of YMCA Canada’s “LocalMOTION” program commemorating Canada 150.  Railway Ys were YMCA buildings located in remote railway towns and near large railway yards.  They served railway workers and the local community from the late nineteenth-century to the late-twentieth-century.

 

  • YMCA Canada, “The Canadian Railway YMCA Story,” 5:09min YouTube video, published 9 June 2017, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDsIyyW1iJY

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Battlefield 1 in View

A couple of weeks ago I met with Jonathan Ore of CBC News to discuss the new Battlefield 1 video game, set in the First World War.  The end result was his piece about the historical value of the game, and a brief video.  They are both here at CBCNews.ca.

 

 

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It’s August 4th

August 4th is the anniversary of Britain’s entry into the First World War, and, thus, the anniversary for Canada and the rest of the British Empire that existed back then.  So it’s an appropriate day to highlight our latest post in our centennial series on ActiveHistory.ca.  Here’s the reference:

  • Sarah Glassford, Christopher Schultz, Nathan Smith, Jonathan Weier, “A View from the (Editing) Trenches: Summer 2016 and the Challenges of (Knowledge) Mobilization,” 2 August 2016, ActiveHistory.ca, http://activehistory.ca/2016/08/a-view-from-the-editing-trenches-summer-2016-and-the-challenges-of-knowledge-mobilization/Our Series Wants You - Poster copy

In our piece we reflect on where we have been in the past two years, how this resonates with First World War history in some surprising ways, and we consider where we might be headed.  There is some news about our editorial team, and this nifty promotional poster.

 

You can download the poster from the post, or from right here.

 

Citation

Nathan Smith, “It’s August 4th,” 4 August 2016, HIS241.com, http://www.his241.com/?p=334

 

 

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