Victoria to Vimy The First World War Collections at the University of Victoria Libraries

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Westman, Florence M.
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.
World War, 1914-1918; Westman, Florence M.; World War, 1914-1918--War work
Florence M. Westman collection
[start clipping] In Aid of the Provision of Organized Amusements for our Soldiers in Military Camps Throughout Canada. Camp Amusement Carnival Direction. LIEUT. B.C. HILLIAM. Drawing BRITANNIA-ON-THE-BAY SATURDAY, JUNE 24TH, 1916. [end clipping] [start clipping] Camp Amusement Carnival Song (to be rendered in the Afternoon by MIss GEORGIA FERGUSON and in the Evening by Q.M.Sergt. MERRYWEATHER) [end clipping] [start clipping] "MAKE THE HOME CAMPS BRIGHTER" --- (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. [end clipping] [start clipping] 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 and Punch. Afternoon Tea. Light Refreshments. High Tea. PARCELS CHECKED AT S.S.C. TENT. [end clipping]
People Depicted:
Ferguson, Georgia;