As we approach the 75th Anniversary of the beginning of the Second World War in 2013, there are a number of events coming up in the future that you may want to attend, or read about on the Internet.
One of them is the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Canadian Women’s Army Corps (CWAC).
Mr. Douglas Townend, an avid collector of memorabilia related to the Corps, will be displaying his extensive collection at the LeBreton Gallery, Canadian War Museum on Saturday, September 17, 2011 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Their Canadian War Museum is at http://www.warmuseum.ca/home
This event will be the same day as the British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa Conference http://www.bifhsgo.ca/cpage.php?pt=22 which is being held just up the hill from the War Museum at the Library and Archives Canada http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/genealogy/index-e.html, so I will be unable to attend.
For a history of the Canadian Women’s Army Corps, these places have their history online -
The Canadian Encyclopedia http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0001342
The Juno Beach Centre http://www.junobeach.org/e/4/can-tac-cwa-e.htm
Canadian Women's Army Corps http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_Women's_Army_Corps