Category Archives: DRAAG Information

The Formation of the Brooklin Legion

By Sarah Ferencz, Archivist – Whitby Archives When the First World War ended in 1918, returned service men and women and soldiers’ widows and orphaned children served as an impetus for the formation of veteran support groups all across Canada. … Continue reading

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People You Should Know – Chief Johnson Paudash

This article first appeared in The Commando, June 1945 Volume 3 No.11, p.2 and has not been edited, thus is representative of the language and terms used at that time. Here is a chap that probably should have been written … Continue reading

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Nursing Sisters in Canada – The Story of Mabel Bruce Evans

By Alexandra Geropoulos, Archivist – Clarington Museum and Archives When people recall World War I & II, many recall the men and women who bravely served and fought for their country during those dark periods in human history. Each community has … Continue reading

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Lest We Forget – Profiling Alfred Hind

By Lisa Terech, Community Engagement Coordinator – Oshawa Museum This article has been edited from what originally appeared on the Oshawa Museum Blog.  There are two Veteran’s Plots in Oshawa’s Union Cemetery: World War I and World War II.  Looking … Continue reading

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The Tale of Two Brothers

By: Jennifer Weymark, Archivist – Oshawa Museum The Andrews family has been a research focus of mine since 2011.  The history of the family helps to tell an under researched and overlooked aspect of Oshawa’s early history, the history of … Continue reading

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Dead Man’s Penny – Memorial Death Plaque

By: Laura Suchan and Jennifer Weymark This article has been edited from what originally appeared in the AGS Quarterly The Government of Canada has designated the period 2014-2020 as the official commemoration period of the World Wars and of the brave … Continue reading

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Archives Awareness Week 2018

The first week of April is celebrated as Archives Awareness Week in Ontario. For Archives Awareness Week 2018, DRAAG is hosting an Open House of the beautiful Campus Library and Archives at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) … Continue reading

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