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.
We are a registered non-profit society.
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BC Labour Heritage News
Read some of our latest research on BC labour history.
by Rod Mickleburgh Research by Donna Sacuta and Bailey Garden Esi Edugyan may have won the 2018 Giller Prize for her novel about the astounding exploits of Barbados-born Washington Black, but the story of William Read more…
Written and researched by Bailey Garden Born January 27, 1900 in Alberta, Clarence Clemons moved to British Columbia from Edmonton sometime in 1937. He soon found work on the docks as a longshoreman employed by Empire Stevedoring Co. Read more…
Written and researched by Donna Sacuta JANUARY 18, 1893: A light snow fell on Nanaimo harbour. The British steamer Bawnmore – a coastal freighter carrying a non-union crew – was anchored at Esplanade Wharf. The Read more…