JOIN THE MARITIME MUSEUM OF BC FOR THE LAUNCH OF THE FEATURED WINTER 2019 EXHIBIT, THE LOST FLEET!
The Lost Fleetlooks at the world of the Japanese-Canadian fishermen in BC and how deep-seated racism played a major role in the seizure, and sale, of Japanese-Canadian property and the internment of an entire people. This special event explores the legacy of these tragic events by considering the lessons that have been learned and how Canadian society has changed because of this experience.
This launch event features speaker presentations fromDr. Jordan Stanger-Ross, Associate Professor at the University of Victoria and Project Director of the Landscapes of Injustice,Michael Abe, Project Manager of Landscapes of Injustice,Dr. David Suzuki, environmentalist with personal connection to the forced internment of Japanese-Canadians, and special guest,Marlene Howell, the Maritime Museum of BC Artist-in-Residence (January to March, 2019).
Limited seats are available, so be sure to reserve your tickets today! *Note: A physical copy of your ticket will be available for pickup at the Museum.
JANUARY 24, 2019
MARITIME MUSEUM OF BC, 634 HUMBOLDT STREET, VICTORIA BC
DOORS OPEN AT 6:30PM | TALKS START AT 7:30 PM
Reception to follow at the Maritime Museum of BC. Cash bar will be open before and after the talks.
EARLY BIRD PRICE (AVAILABLE TILL NOVEMBER 30, 2018)
MUSEUM MEMBERS: $60 | NON-MEMBERS: $85
STANDARD PRICE (FROM DECEMBER 1, 2018 TO JANUARY 24, 2019, OR UNTIL AVAILABLE)
Join the Museum for a drink and discussion on our unique maritime heritage, culture, and environment! Each month features a new speaker and topic.
THIS MONTH'S SPEAKER: KATE HUMBLE, NOVEMBER 29
Women in the Merchant Navy
Canada’s Merchant Navy was utterly integral to Allied success during the Second World War. Most famous for their trials in carrying supplies from North America to Great Britain through the icy waters of the Atlantic, beset by German submarines (Unterseebooten)at every turn, the Merchant Navy was technically not a branch of the Armed Forces though it was directed by the Royal Canadian Navy, and normally escorted by them and the Royal Canadian Air Force. Enemy forces had, however, correctly identified just how important their regular deliveries of food, ammunition, weaponry and raw material were to the survival of Great Britain, and subjected the ships of the Merchant Navy to such intense attack that approximately 1 in 8 of their members were lost due to enemy attack- a higher casualty rate than befell members of the three branches of the Armed Forces. Of the 12,000 Canadian merchant marines, 1,500 never came home, and of them 8 were women.
Women performed vital roles in the Merchant Navy, from wireless operators, to cooks, to stewardesses, to administrators. Many of them were young, fresh out of school, and ready to serve their country. The shipbuilding industry that boomed in Canada as the result of a dire need for more merchant vessels also employed large numbers of women, helping to redefine gender roles across the nation. This month’s Nautical Nights will explore Canada’s Merchant Navy, the roles played by the women within it, and individual tales of bravery, sacrifice, and service.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Kate Humble is an historian and the Curator for Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites. She completed her graduate work at the University of Toronto and taught there before turning to the world of museums. After several years with the National Collection of Arms and Armour (Royal Armouries Museum) in the UK, Kate returned to her hometown of Victoria, and held posts as the Education Curator at the Maritime Museum of BC and as the Operations Manager of Craigdarroch Castle, before taking up her current position with Parks Canada. Although a medievalist and military historian by training, she has a particular affection for the unusual characters and storylines which animate the history of Victoria, and can be found delivering historic walking tours of the city with Discover the Past, with her own characteristic, entertaining brand of storytelling.
Program: Kids Pro-D Day Camp (Friday, November 23)
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COME AND SPEND THE DAY OFF SCHOOL AT THE MARITIME MUSEUM OF BC LEARNING ALL ABOUT OUR WONDERFUL OCEANS!
Come and spend the day off school at the Maritime Museum of BC learning all about our oceans! Join in while we learn about the effects of oil spills, how to re-use plastic bags, and create ocean themed art and crafts. Our Pro-D Day Camp runs from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on Friday, November 23rd and is for children ages 6-11. Space is limited to 10 children, so register early!
Non-members: $55 per child | Members: $45 per child
Although snacks are included, lunch is not. Please ensure your child comes with a packed lunch.
Some activities will be outdoors. Weather-appropriate attire is required.
Drop-off is at the Maritime Museum of BC (634 Humboldt Street, Victoria BC) between 8:45 AM – 9:00 AM on Friday, November 23rd. Pickup is at the Maritime Museum of BC (634 Humboldt Street, Victoria BC) between 4:00 PM – 4:15 PM on Friday, November 23.
REGISTRATION FORMS AREONLINEOR AVAILABLE AT THE MARITIME MUSEUM OF BC.