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Oct 14, 2015 Return to Headlines

Unique Remembrance Opportunity in Coquitlam

by Michelle Frilund |

COQUITLAM, BC, October 14, 2015 – In the lead up to Remembrance Day, the City of Coquitlam Archives has partnered with Coquitlam Public Library to offer a unique remembrance and learning opportunity for residents.

A display in the City Centre Library (1169 Pinetree Way) will offer information on a number of topics including: 

  • The City of Coquitlam Archives.
  • Work by a Douglas College student as part of the Lest We Forget Program. This program, stewarded by Library and Archives Canada but pioneered locally by the City of Coquitlam Archives and Douglas College, encourages students to research and write about individuals who served in the First and Second World Wars.
  • The digitization of personnel records by Library and Archives Canada for the more than 600,000 Canadians who enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War.
  • Alexander Windram, a Coquitlam soldier who fought in the First World War and perished at the Battle of Vimy Ridge.

The information will be on display from October 8 until November 12.

Additionally, the City Archivist is offering a Lest We Forget workshop on Wednesday, November 4 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the City Centre Library. The workshop will explore the experiences of Canadian soldiers during the First World War and participants will learn how to locate and interpret archival military service files.
Space in the workshop is limited to 15 participants. Register by October 23 by calling 604-937-4155.

To learn more about the City of Coquitlam Archives, visit www.coquitlam.ca/archives.


Media contact:
Emily Lonie
City Archivist