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Saturday, 13 December 2014

The Radio Edition for December 14, 2014

PODCAST NOW AVAILABLE !

This Sunday night at 7 pm on 101.5 UMFM tune in to West End Dumplings - The Radio Edition, the show about Manitoba history.

Next week is the 75th anniversary of Canada signing on to the Commonwealth Air Training Plan, which trained tens of thousands of pilots and air crew for World War II. 

My first guest is Archie Londry, who trained pilots at Brandon. He will give us a sense of what Brandon's CATP site was like during the war and today, as it is now a museum and National Historic Site. We will also  talk about fundraising efforts for their newly unveiled RCAF WWII Memorial Wall. (Take a video tour of the museum here !)

My second guest is Susan Algie of the Winnipeg Architecture Foundation. They have a new space that is open to the public to do research and visit their merchandise shop. I'll find out what resources you will find in their library and archives.

I will also take a quick look at a few of the events that will be commemorated next week in Manitoba history, including the death of Daniel McIntyre, the heroic act of Sergeant-Major John Robert Osborn of the Winnipeg Grenadiers, the opening of the Walker Theatre !

Music by Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians, plus hear the RCAF March Past and some of Pachelbel's greatest hit !

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