Archive for the ‘Historical Events’ category

It all happened in Powell River in September.

August 22, 2012

Post Office on the corner of Alberni and Joyce. Opened in 1974

The sign that used to inform us at the stop sign corner of Marine and Alberni – 1991

Powell River

South Harbour at Westview 1951

November – the flower for this month is the chrysanthemum. The red poppy also brings back memories.

October 26, 2011


In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place: and in the sky
The larks still bravely singing fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the dead: Short days ago,
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved: and now we lie
In Flanders fields!

Take up our quarrel with the foe
To you, from failing hands, we throw
The torch: be yours to hold it high

If ye break faith with us who die,
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields

Written by Lt. Col. John McCrae in 1915

In April – the following happened

April 6, 2010

1942 – Blackout conditons mandatory

1946 – Bank of Commerce opens in Westview

1952 – Air Mail inaugurated

1966 – Highland Laddie Band formed