Join Dan Ste-Marie for a talk on the economic impact on Fernie of Canada's First National Internment Operations - 1914-1920.
From June 1915 to October 1918, as part of Canada’s Internment Policy, approximately 750 men were incarcerated in internment camps first at Fernie then at Morrissey. Their only “crime” was that they were nationals of countries with which Canada was at war. This presentation will highlight the huge economic impact this dark episode of Fernie’s history had on its businesses and people.
Tickets are $13 for members of the Museum or Senior Centre and $15 for non-members; includes lunch (soup, sandwich and dessert) and talk. Advance tickets available at the Fernie Museum or at the door (Fernie Senior's Centre). Part of the Fernie Museum's Lunch and Learn Series.