23 April, 2004 World Book Day Celebrated in Ottawa
The University of Ottawa Press Open House Celebrates World Book Day
by holding an Open House and Great Toonie (2 dollars) Book Sale.
Learn about 68 years of publishing histories, Canadian studies,
literature, religion and cultural and about their archival library.
The press also publishes the Canadian Journal of
Development Studies which is celebrating 25 years of publishing.
The press is the only official bilingual (French/English)
university presses in Canada and Canada's oldest French Language
The doors are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on 23 April and they are located at 542 King Edward, Ottawa.
12 April, 2004 Nova Scotia Archives
On 04 February, 2004, Nova Scotia Archives and
Research Management (NSARM) announced that they have updated their
Added to the website at
<http://www.gov.ns.ca/nsarm/cap/directory> is the MacAlpine's
Nova Scotia Directory 1897-08" which lists all of the 1556 pages of the
Also, there is the new "Genealogical Research Tools"
which features an online 'How-To' guide of NSARM's most popular sites.
Added also has been the NSARM Library Catalogue 'Book Worm' which
contains 18,500 titles of their most popular secondary sources.
12 April, 2004 "An Acadian Parish Remembered: The Registers of St. Jean-Baptiste, Annapolis Royal, 1702-1755" According to the Nova Scotia Archives and Research Management
(NSARM), this is the most popular searchable database receiving over a
million page-view hits in the past six months.
The website is at <http://www.gov.ns.ca/nsarm/cap/acadian>.
If you are of Acadian descent, this may be helpful to you.
09 April, 2004 "In the Service of Canada - The Seventh Book of Remembrance"
On 01 April, 2004, the Honourable John McCullum, Minister of
Veteran's Affairs, invited Canadians to help Veteran's Affairs create a
Seventh Book of Remembrance.
It will be the newest edition to the collections of six other books
online at <http://www.vac-acc.gc.ca/general/sub.cfm?source=collections/books> which will recognize
members of the Canadian Forces who died in service to their country
since October 1947 exclusive to those who are commemorated in the Book
of Remembrance - Korean War.
Anyone who has a name not included in the books are asked to
provide the name, the service number and the date of death of the
"The Books of Remembrance are symbols of Canada's pride and
appreciation towards the Canadian Forces. This Book will continue this
tradition and ensure that Canadians always remember those who have
given their lives to protect others. Any information Canadians can give
us will help ensure the complete accuracy of the Seventh Book of
A committee has been set up of representatives from the Army, Navy
and Air Force, Veterans of Canada, the National Council of Veterans
Associations in Canada, the Royal Canadian Legion, the Canadian
Peacekeepers Veterans Association, the Canadian Association and
Veterans in U.N. Peacekeeping, the Gulf War Veterans and the Department
of National Defence.
09 April, 2004 Vimy Ridge Day
On 03 April, 2003, the 9th of April, 2003 and every
year after has been declared as National Day of Remembrance of the
Battle of Vimy Ridge by the Parliament of Canada.
Vimy Ridge, in France in World War I, was the first
place that all four divisions of the Canadian Army went into battle,
and their injuries were so great, 10,000 out of which 3,569 died, that
they were given a separate signature on the Versailles Peace Treaty.
Be sure to read about The Canadian National Vimy Memorial at <http://www.vac-acc.gc.ca/general/sub.cfm?source=memorials/ww1mem/vimy>
07 April, 2004 International Year of Rice, 2004 "Rice is Life"
The United Nations has designated 2004 as the Year of Rice - "Rice is Life"
At their website, <http://www.fao.org/rice2004/index_en.htm>,
one can find out about the cookbook which is being prepared, the
photocopy contest, the scientific awards which will be given out and
the world wide conferences which will be held.
Rice is eaten by half of the world's population.
07-17 April, 2004 Rwandans Remember
Almost 10 years have passed since a million Tutsis
and politically moderate Hutus were slaughtered in just 10 days in
Rwanda. It is the worst episode of genocide since the Holocaust.
Commemorative events will be held across Canada in
Halifax, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver with a candlelight vigil to be
held in Ottawa on 07 April, and a symposium to be held on 17 April,
2004 called "Rwanda, the Genocide and The Aftermath."
The group is also lobbying the Canadian Parliament
to declare 07 April as a "day of reflection of the Rwanda Genocide and
as a tribute to the righteous people such as Romeo Dallaire who saved
For a complete list of events, read the website at <http://www.visiontv.ca/RememberRwanda/RR10_OTTAWA.htm>
04 April, 2004 Hudson's Bay Company Employee's Descendants Reunion 2005
Descendants will gather at the Lower Fort Garry Historic Site on the 175th anniversary of the fort.
The reunion will be held on the final day and
participants will be given researching tips to help located
The company is older than Canada, being 300 years
old. The archives was transferred to Canada in 1974 which included such
things a weather reports, trading records, maps of the 500 posts the
Ms. Barbara Gessner, c/o Box 394, Selkirk, MB
R1A 2B1 is the organizer and she can also be reached at <firstname.lastname@example.org>
One can search the Hudson's Bay Company archives website at <http://www.gov.mb.ca/chc/archives/hbca>
or write to them at Hudson's Bay Company Archives, 200 Vaughan Street,
Winnipeg, MB R3C 1T5 Tel: (204) 945-4949 Fax: (204) 948-3236 E-Mail <email@example.com>
03 April, 2004 Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia Cemetery Indexing
Bob Hegerich writes that the Lunenburg County
Cemetery Indexing has begun with the following cemeteries already
Aldersville St. James Anglican Church of Canada Cemetery
Bayswater All Saints Anglican (New)
Bayswater All Saints Anglican (Old)
Beech Hill Union Church
Beech Hill United Baptist
Big Tancook Island Baptist
Blandford Old Gates
Blandford Old Zink
Blandford St. Barnabas Anglican Church of Canada
Blandford St. Barbanas Old Anglican Church of Canada
Borgel's Point New Anglican
Broad Cove First Settlers
Camperdown Christ Evangelical Lutheran
Chelsea Maple Grove
Chelsea St. Joseph Catholic
Chester Basin Old Baptist
Chester Bayview Anglican
Chester New Baptist (Pine Hill)
Chester Old Burial Ground
He has an even longer list of cemeteries to be indexed. If you wish to help, please contact him at <firstname.lastname@example.org>