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Virtual Coffee Club

Grab a cup of coffee and settle in as we explore the WDM collection while you connect and reflect with others on experiences from the past and/or youth.

Sessions will take place via Zoom. You can register for one or for them all! There will be time for questions after the presentation. Each session will take place from 10:00 – 11:00 am. Dates and topics are listed below.

Join us for a time of visiting and learning.

There is no cost to attend but pre-registration is required.

CLICK HERE to register or call Karla at 1-639-391-8073.

October 26 – Health Care
When we get sick or hurt, a trained, free, professional doctor is never far away. One hundred years ago, Saskatchewan people were not so lucky. People lived far apart and didn’t have cars, ambulances, or airplanes to help them travel to hospitals quickly. When they did have to call a doctor, they had to pay dearly. Hear about these obstacles, some of the ways Saskatchewan people met these challenges and made health care better for all of Canada.
The British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP) – November 30
In this presentation, we will hear an overview of how during the Second World War, recruits from Canada, Britain, Australia, New Zealand and elsewhere trained at air bases across the country, including twenty-one flying training units in Saskatchewan. We will learn how the wide-open prairie skies made an ideal location for these new pilots to train with the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP) and about some of the aircraft that were flown.
A Christmas Long Ago – December 21
In this story program, we will do some imaginary “time travelling” as we go back to the year 1910, where we will visit a Grandmother and Grandfather’s home in rural Saskatchewan during the holiday season. We will hear about how people stayed in touch, popular winter activities and what kinds of gifts were given over one hundred years ago. We might notice that some things are the same as today, but we might also see what things are different or have changed.
Winter Travel – January 25
Anyone who has experienced a Saskatchewan winter knows how tough it can be. Do we hole up and wait for spring? No, we try not to let the cold stop us from getting around! Perhaps you remember taking a sleigh or cutter for a ride over the drifts. Did you harness the horse to a homemade caboose to go to school with your family? Maybe you were fortunate to catch a ride on a snowplane. This presentation will be all about taking a look back at types of winter travel in our province.





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