Heritage Vancouver Society

WW1: The Homefront – Our Town, WW1 activities in South Hill
October 5, 2014 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Tour begins at Memorial South Park
5955 Ross Street
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Join tour guide, Isaac Vanderhorst and explore home front activities in South Hill, then a separate community, now a part of the City of Vancouver. South Hill represents, “Our Town”, a typical working class Canadian town of 100 years ago where everyone was directly affected by the war.

Imagine what life was like as you walk by the houses of the young soldiers and their fathers who worked in the ship building plant, Southill Elementary School, home to rallies and cadets, and the Soldier’s Centre, a drop in for soldiers and a hub for the women’s fundraising efforts.

Your journey starts at South Memorial Park Cenotaph, built in 1919, the oldest WW1 memorial in the Lower Mainland, believed to be the oldest in Canada, and ends at the Mountainview Cemetery, site of the graves of several South Hill soldiers.

Tour begins at South Memorial Park Cenotaph and ends at the soldiers plot of Mountainview Cemetery

$15; Heritage Vancouver Members $10

Tickets available at http://www.heritagevancouver.org/ or in cash at the tour.