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Opening of Internment Exhibit at Yoho National Park
June 22, 2019 @ 1:00 pm UTC-6
The Ukrainian Canadian Civil Liberties Association (UCCLA), Parks Canada and the Canadian First World War Internment Recognition Fund (CFWWIRF) invite you to attend the official opening of a new educational and commemorative exhibit marking one of the historic internment sites of Canada’s First World War internment operations.
Located west of the town of Field, B.C., Camp Otter in Yoho National Park was occupied by some 200 internees unjustly interned as enemy aliens from 1915-1916 under the War Measures Act. During Canada’s first national internment operations of 1914 to 1920, more than 8,000 men, as well as some women and children, were sent to 24 camps across Canada, including camps in Banff, Jasper, Mount Revelstoke and Yoho national parks.
The event will take place Saturday, June 22 at 1 p.m. (MT) near the Natural Bridge in Yoho National Park, B.C. (Driving directions).
Camp Otter, Yoho National Park. Photo credit: © Bibliothèque et Archives Canada / Library and Archives Canada.