This Week in JPL History: Calls to Order

A critical event for every organization is its annual general meeting (AGM) that brings together all of its dedicated members. It is a gathering which allows for an organization to share the going-on’s of the past year, its plans for the future, and asks for members to voice their own thoughts and opinions. The Library used to hold its annual meeting in the spring time, though it now takes place in early September. One of [...]



YM-YWHA’s Active Service Centre YM-YWHA’s Active Service Centre

by Kate I recently had the chance to research the YM-YWHA’s Active Service Centre for our boys in WWII. Run by young hostesses, this Centre provided entertainment like dances and splash parties for servicemen in need of a little distraction. I came across some newspaper clippings in the YM-YWHA archival collection that profiled a particularly unique outing offered by the ladies. In the summer of 1944, over 90 Canadian veterans returned home after fighting in Italy [...]

Sarah Fischer – International Opera Star in the International Press Sarah Fischer – International Opera Star in the International Press

Sarah Fischer, while born in Paris, spent her formative years growing up in Montreal, where she was to kick off a highly successful career as an opera singer on the international stage, whre she was known as a Canadian soprano. Good reviews of her performances abounded in the press, both [...]

This Week in JPL History: Calls to Order This Week in JPL History: Calls to Order

A critical event for every organization is its annual general meeting (AGM) that brings together all of its dedicated members. It is a gathering which allows for an organization to share the going-on’s of the past year, its plans for the future, and asks for members to voice their own thoughts and opinions. The Library used to hold its annual meeting in the spring time, though it now takes place in early September. One of [...]