Entertainment in Aid of POWs
To raise funds for Canadian prisoners of war imprisoned in Germany, the Mother Goose Nursery Rhyme Club held an event with numerous musical performances at the Old Victoria Theatre, in Victoria, British Columbia.
There is not much information about this photograph depicting a Canadian Naval diner. From the photograph however, one can see the Canadian uniforms on some of the sailors relaxing over a cup of tea, along with men and women in civilian clothing.
Ancient Free and Accepted Masons
By May 1916, Regina's Wascana Lodge had already seen twenty-six of its members enlist for active service.
To our heroes, the boys in khaki
This concert, typical of wartime patriotic events, featured musical selections from local artists and one of the city's military bands and a lecture entitled "On land and sea, with our veterans."
Entertainment in wartime
Four ensembles, the Originals, the London Life Troupers, the Tweedsmuir Revue, and the London Little Theatre, performed to entertain men and women in uniform and raise funds for the Citizens Auxiliary War Services Committee.
"Thumbs Up! Beat Hitler"
Torontonians could support the Red Cross by attending this recital, and were also asked to patronize the businesses that supported the cause.
Recycling, Great War style
With the Canadians pulling out of Britain after the First World War, there was a need to use up resources - so, this card for a March 1919 dance at the 3rd Canadian Reserve Battalion was printed on the back of a January 1918 leave permit issued to Toronto soldier Charles Kinsey.
"Propaganda against Propaganda"
Lawrence Hunt was a New York lawyer who emerged as a critic of American isolationism in the Second World War. His writings were published widely in the British Empire and he was a popular speaker on the wartime lecture circuit.
Selective Service and the May Court Club
Ottawa's May Court Club is the oldest women's volunteer organization in Canada, established in 1898. During the Second World War, one of the club's meeting was devoted to a talk on the efficient utilization of human resources, through Selective Service.
German atrocities in France and Belgium
The First World War was barely six months old when a French doctor embarked on a speaking tour in Canada to describe crimes committed against civilians by German soldiers advancing through France and Belgium.