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Esto Perpetua: Walkerville C. I. Lives On


Does November 2nd, 1922 mean anything to you? Probably not unless you’re a Walkerville Collegiate alumnus. On that bright fall day celebrations were held to mark the school’s official opening. A luncheon, a dance, a swimming exhibition and a program … Continue reading

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Victoria 101: Why We Have a Long Weekend in May


Why All The Fuss? I was curious. British history is given short shrift in our schools so I had to wonder why we celebrated Queen Victoria every May. Not that I’m complaining or anything but what on earth did she … Continue reading

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The Big Race: Walkerville 1896


One hundred and fifteen years ago, whisky baron Hiram Walker’s company town of Walkerville, Ontario was positively booming. Enjoy Charlie Fox’s fascinating look back at those heddy days when his father cycled the race of his life.  An air of … Continue reading

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Ladies Who Lunch – Walkerville c. 1905


I love this picture. Look at their intent faces, their ‘Gibson Girl’ hairdos, their mutton chop sleeves. Frozen in time. I wonder what they are thinking. I study the look in their eyes. I start imagining their thoughts. “What should I … Continue reading

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