Collection edm-1775 - Edmonton Remembers VE Day collection

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Edmonton Remembers VE Day collection

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CA EDM edm-1775

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  • 1939-1995 (Creation)
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    Edmonton Remembers VE Day

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26 cm of textual records. -- ca. 20 photographs. -- objects.

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To commemorate the fiftieth anniversary (May 8, 1945) of VE Day the City of Edmonton held a week of Remembrance May 4-8, 1995. The Edmonton Remembers week was officially announced by Mayor Jan Reimer on March 24 1995. The events included displays by the Canadian military and the Dutch Canadian Community, a military parade, a mess-style dance hosted by Tommy Banks and the Zen Magus Orchestra at the Edmonton Aviation Museum hangar, an official march past, and services at, the Sir Winston Churchill Square. The Edmonton Journal ran a series of personal WWII stories throughout April and May. Residents were invited to donate items historically valuable to the celebration.

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The collection consists of personal items, photographs, stories, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, and memorabilia relating to Edmontonians' WWII experiences.

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The fonds was donated to the City of Edmonton Archives in 1995 by: Gary and Syl Anderson, Lt. Col. Wally Ross, Molly Policha, Don N. Morrison, George Culverhouse, Colleen Lee, Rose Morrow, Nancy Quaale, John Mason, Elizabeth Dell, Donald Vanderrick, Ellen Kostyshyn, D., Ian Hope, Canada Remembers Organization, Olga Chorney, Andre Juchli, John Rock, Margaret J.Hislop, Margaret Hembling, Victory in Europe Organization, Dr. Jeannette Young Clark, Charles G. Wilson, Hugh Halkett, Alice Grasco Halkett, Elizabeth I. McCallum, Lt. Col. J. H. Quarton, and Robert Rasmussen.

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  • The material is in English.

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Record No. MS-669.1; 669.2; 669.3; 669.4; 669.5; 669.6; 669.7; 669.8; 669.9; 669.10; 669.11; 669.12; 669.13; 669.14; 669.15; 669.16; 669.17; 669.18; 669.19; 669.19; 669.20; 669.21; 669.22; 669.23; 669.24; 669.25; 669.26<br><br>

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