Our Publications

Our Publications

We have recently published booklets with the stories behind some of the plaques we have installed in locations around BC as part of our Plaques Around The Province Project.  Click on the photos below to read more.

Victoria 1919: Canada’s First Teachers’ Strike

This article, written by Tony Arruda, describes the 1919 strike by Victoria teachers, the first of its kind in Canada.  The “stern and unyielding” teachers served as models of fortitude par excellence to their pupils and colleagues, and to future generations of teachers.

 

 Surrey Teachers 1974

A brief article by Peter Thomson, originally printed in Teacher Newsmagazine
May/June 2000, Vol. 12, No. 7

 

 

Blair Rifle Range

Original research by Donna Sacuta that uncovered the little known history of one of the National Defence Unemployed Relief Camps in North Vancouver during the 1930s.

 

 

 

1939-1940: The Langley Affair

Ken Novakowski’s article on 40 Langley teachers
led by Connie Jervis who took on their school board and other
community leaders in their struggle to have an arbitrated salary
award implemented.

Originally published in Teacher newsmagazine
Vol. 24, No. 5, March 2012

 

 

Howard Webb

A leader of the Central Interior International Woodworkers of America (IWA), Howard Webb is profiled by Rob-Roy Douglas.