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Historically Speaking Series: War & Yorke Island

November 8, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Many Vancouver Islanders have never heard of Yorke Island, and are unaware that a substantial defence fort was built there in the late 1930s. With the use of archival photos and artwork from private and museum collections, Vancouver Island historian Catherine Gilbert will be delivering a pictorial presentation on Tuesday, Nov 8, 7pm as part of the Ladysmith & District Historical Society’s “Historically Speaking” series.
Gilbert, author of Yorke Island and the Uncertain War, Defending Canada’s Western Coast During World War II will answer the question about where Yorke Island is, why its location was considered to be strategic in the 1930s and why it was significant to Canada’s World War II efforts.
The talk is free and presented via zoom. Please email  for a link.


November 8, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm