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  1. Shirley Chan

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  2. TWIH - Sept 14 Temple Emanu-el

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    The Jewish synagogue at the corner of Blanshard and Pandora celebrates its 150th anniversary this year. In continuous use since 1863, it is Victoria’s oldest place of worship. It is also Canada’s…

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    • TWIH May 11 - Cecil Meares

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      Cecil Meares was part of Robert Falcon Scott's crew when he attemped to be the first to reach the South Pole in 1911-12. Meares was the chief dog handler and records of Scott's Antarctica…

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      • TWIH April 20 - Early Flyers

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        In 1912, the first aircraft passenger in BC took to the sky and in July 1913, the first women pilot in Canada flew out of Richmond. Early air travel was regarded as a dangerous pastime until it grew…

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        • TWIH May 4 - A.D. Kean, Cowboy Cameraman

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          Vancouver filmmaker A.D. “Cowboy” Kean was the first British Columbian to make a feature film. 89 years ago this week, he started shooting in Vancouver.

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          • TWIH April 27 - Fort Victoria Treaties

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            For the English, the Fort Victoria Treaties, or Douglas Treaties, were meant to document title on Vancouver Island, for the first nations, the treaties acknowledges colonial settlement , reserves…

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            • TWIH April 13 - The Telegraph Age

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              The first telegraph in BC was received in New Westminster, sent from North Vancouver this week in history. A few days later, the first commercial news that came in was that President Abraham Lincoln…

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              • TWIH April 6 - Ripple Rock

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                In Seymour Narrows near Campbell River, a large rock mass in the middle of the channel, Ripple Rock, made it difficult and very dangerous for boats to pass through. Approximately 115 people died as…

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                • TWIH March 30 - Captain Cook

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                  Captain James Cook gave us the first accurate mapping of the coast of BC, documented the indigenous people throughout the pacific and was the first European to land.

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                  • TWIH March 23 - Vctoria Smallpox

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                    In 1862, Smallpox broke out in Victoria and other parts of BC, and before it was over, one third of the aboriginal population was killed in the span of less than a year.

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                    • TWIH March 16 - Avalanche Aftermath

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                      A half mile wide avalanche swept over Bear Creek near Rogers Pass, killing many CP Rail crew members and picked up a steam locomotive, carrying it up the hillside on the other side and depositing…

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                      • TWIH March 9 - Poet PaulineJohnson

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                        Pauline Johnson was one of Canada's greatest poets, fighting racial stereotype and poverty on her way to becoming an international success.

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