Saanich Remembers WWI - Fall History Talks
This fall we will once again host a series of free talks in partnership with the Greater Victoria Public Library as part of the Saanich Remembers WWI Project. On October 27th at the Nellie McClung Library, historian and author Valerie Green will tell the story of Shelbourne Street, the “Street of Unfinished Dreams”. Learn about the Memorial Trees to fallen World War One soldiers and their important role in this street’s history. On November 1st at the Saanich Centennial Library, veteran and military historian Bart Armstrong will present “Local Heroes of World War One”, bringing to life the stories of local heroes Commander Rowland “Rollie” Bourke and Private Robert “Robbie” Gilbert. Bart will also speak about his research on over 100 Canadian recipients of the Medal of Honor. Registration for both talks is now open through the GVPL.
Fashion Show Sold Out!
Our special fall event, A Century of Fashion with Ivan Sayers, is now sold out. Sign up for our newsletter to find out about upcoming events.
On Sunday, October 22 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm, join historian Ivan Sayers at Cedar Hill Golf Course for a live fashion show featuring original women’s clothing from the past 100 years. Curator Emeritus at the Museum of Vancouver, he has been producing exhibitions and fashion shows on social history for over 40 years. Tickets are $35 with registration now open through Saanich's Fall Active Living Guide or at any Saanich Recreation Centre (Course Code: 843757). Sponsored by the Saanich Arts, Culture & Heritage Committee.
Saanich Archives in the News
- Gordon Head Athletic Club lends a hand - Vancouver Island WWI Connections, August 23, 2017
- The secession of Ward 6: When two Saaniches became three - Saanich News, June 28, 2017
- Saanich 150 years ago: 'Nothing but Indians & wilderness' - Saanich News, June 27, 2017
- Saanich Archives remembers the Home Front - Vancouver Island WWI Connections, June 9, 2017
- Saanich Archives joins in salute to Vimy Ridge - Saanich News, April 6, 2017
- Canadian pioneer family played key role in Saanich's founding - Saanich News, March 1, 2017
- Photos paint a picture of Christmas in Saanich - Saanich News, December 7, 2016
- Archives immortalizes Saanich grads' sacrifice - Saanich News, November 17, 2016
- First World War memorabilia a gift across border - Times Colonist, September 9, 2016
- Saanich Archives tackles oral history project - Saanich News, August 20, 2016
- Saanich history: Harpooner brought settlers to Island - Saanich News, July 14, 2016
- Women's Institutes play prominent role in Saanich's history - Saanich News, May 17, 2016
- Saanich heritage garden found at Stranton Lodge - Saanich News, April 21, 2016
- Police Chief fought bootlegging, rode first Saanich Police Harley - Saanich News, April 14, 2016
- Celebrating Saanich's 110th birthday through historical records - Peninsula News, March 9, 2016
- Cordova Bay Steeped in History - Saanich News, February 18, 2016
- Irvine family leaves Scotland for Rose Bank Farm – Saanich News, February 2, 2016
- Memories of Christmas in Saanich a Century Ago – Saanich News, December 8, 2015
- One of the Lucky Ones: Private Kenneth Foster - Saanich News, November 5, 2015
- Group visits graves of Saanich soldiers - Saanich News, November 5, 2015
- Dodd House is Saanich's oldest surviving home - Saanich News, October 20, 2015
- Saanich through the lens of the 1921 Census – Saanich News, August 25, 2015
- Photographer puts Saanich's early years into perspective– Saanich News, July 7, 2015
- Scottish families among earliest settlers in Saanich – Saanich News, June 5, 2015
Saanich Archives Newsletters
Current Issue: Welcome Back to Saanich Archives! (Sept 22, 2017)
Watch for our next newsletter in the fall!
Back issues of our newsletter are now available:
- June 9, 2017
- May 5, 2017
- April 4, 2017 - Vimy100
- March 3, 2017
- February 10, 2017
- January 13, 2017
- December 9, 2016
- November 18, 2016
- October 28, 2016
- September 23, 2016
- May 30, 2016 [PDF - 245 KB]
- May 16, 2016 [PDF - 191 KB]
- May 2, 2016 [PDF - 179 KB]
- Apr 18, 2016 [PDF - 176 KB]
- Apr 4, 2016 [PDF - 177 KB]
- Mar 21, 2016 [PDF - 221 KB]
- Mar 7, 2016 [PDF - 198 KB]
- Feb 22, 2016 [PDF - 198 KB]
- Feb 8, 2016 [PDF - 254 KB]
- Jan 25, 2016 [PDF - 265 KB]
- Jan 11, 2016 [PDF - 249 KB]
- Dec 21, 2015 [PDF - 193 KB]
- Dec 7, 2015 [PDF - 175 KB]
- Nov 23, 2015 [PDF - 191 KB]
- Nov 9, 2015 [PDF - 231 KB]
- Oct 19, 2015 [PDF - 179 KB]
- Oct 1, 2015 [PDF - 242 KB]
- Spring 2012 [PDF - 1.1 MB]
- Fall 2010 [PDF - 2.1 MB]
- Spring 2010 [PDF - 1.4 MB]
- Spring 2009 [PDF - 483 KB]
- Fall 2009 [PDF - 417 KB]
- Fall 2008 [PDF - 234 KB]
Saanich Remembers World War One
We want your help to complete Saanich’s World War One Honour Roll and add to our records for 1914 – 1918. If you have documents, photographs, letters or diaries of Saanich residents who served in the First World War, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 250-475-1775 ext. 3478.
Visit the Saanich Remembers World War One webpage
Find Saanich photos on HistoryPin and share some of your own! (Works best with Google Chrome.)
Saanich Archives now has a Saanich Remembers World War One photograph collection on our HistoryPin page. View images of local soldiers, and fade in and out on this Street View overlay.
Cordova Bay Association Newsletters Online
The Cordova Bay Association has digitized its newsletters, The Cordovan and Spindrift, and posted them online. Saanich Archives also has hard copies. You can search PDFs on the Cordova Bay Association's website.
New to Archives?
Drop in for a tour of Saanich Archives any Wednesday at 10 a.m. Tours take about 30 minutes and give an overview of our reference material and archival collections. No need to register.
Call us at 250-475-1775 ext. 3477 for details.