News from Kamloops

December 2, 2014

Kamloops Museum & Archives presents: 1914 - The Bugle Sounds

Kamloops, B.C. – The Kamloops Museum and Archives presents a free presentation by Keith Boehmer of the Okanagan Military Museum. This special lecture takes place on Saturday, December 13, 2014 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm at the Museum, 207 Seymour Street.

Mr. Boehmer will discuss the recruiting and training of Okanagan soldiers in 1914 and early 1915. Topics include the Canadian Militia Myth, motivations for enlistment, what the men did and where. The 1914 Christmas Truce on the front Lines in Flanders and France is examined and although Canadian troops weren't on the line during this truce, it does highlight the ironic definition of an enemy.

Please pre-register for this course at www.kamloops.ca/ezreg or by calling 250-828-3500 and quoting program number 233782.

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Media Contact:
Melissa Seguin, Museum Educator
City of Kamloops
250-828-3576
mseguin@kamloops.ca