Page includes clippings from an event program produced for a "camp amusement carnival: in aid of the provision of organized amusements for our soldiers in military camps throughout Canada," held at Britannia Park, Ottawa, June 24th 1916. The cover drawing depicting soldiers and tents is signed BC Hilliam.
In Aid of the Provision of Organized Amusements for our
Soldiers in Military Camps Throughout Canada.
Direction. LIEUT. B.C. HILLIAM.
SATURDAY, JUNE 24TH, 1916.
Camp Amusement Carnival
(to be rendered in the Afternoon by MIss GEORGIA FERGUSON
and in the Evening by Q.M.Sergt. MERRYWEATHER)
"MAKE THE HOME CAMPS
(Tune: "Till the Boys Come Home.")
With apologies to Mr. Ivor Novello, composer of
this popular soldiers' song.
There are boys in old Valcartier,
And in Borden, Rockcliffe, Hughes
Petawawa, Sarcee, Vernon,
Or in any Camp you choose;
They are far from home and loved ones
And the hours must oft seem long,
So to all whose thoughts are with them
I commend this simple song.
"Make the Home Camps brighter,
and our boys' hearts lighter,
Send them mirth and music
As a gift from home;
If we all can only
Cheer them when they're lonely,
We'll receive their thanks for this
When the boys come home!"
Let us heed the voice of conscience
When it whispers, "Do your Bit,"
Just exactly as it whispered
To the million men of grit.
Though we may not do as they did,
Though we could not, if we would,
We can surely all do SOMETHING
For our far-off Soldiers' good!
"Make the Home Camps brighter," etc.
Soldiers' Service Club
Through the kindness of Mr. Rogers, the ladies of the above Club will sell you
ROGERS' ICE CREAM, Strawberries and Cream, Home-made Cakes and Candies,
Peanuts, Popcorn, and all kinds of Fruits and Soft Drinks, including Home-made Lemonade
Afternoon Tea. Light Refreshments. High Tea.
PARCELS CHECKED AT S.S.C. TENT.