The BC Labour Heritage Centre Society preserves, documents and presents the rich history of working people in British Columbia. The Society engages in partnerships and projects that help define and express the role that work and workers have played in the evolution of social policy and its impact on the present and future shaping of the province.
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BC Labour Heritage News

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Abe Mortimer

Vancouver’s Favourite Umpire BC Black pioneer was lumberworker, athlete, soldier, storyteller and Hall of Famer Researched and written by Donna Sacuta On September 2, 1965, 75-year old Abe Mortimer bellowed “Pla-a-a-y B-a-a-w-w-l” before an audience Read more…

Gordon J Kelly

Gordon J Kelly: Calm, Kind and Fair-Minded 1918 Pandemic Claims Beloved BC Labour Leader Researched and written by Donna Sacuta The influenza pandemic of 1918-1919 hit BC in three waves. By the end of January Read more…