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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 and Normandy. They arrived in Montreal on a sunny August [...]



Calling All “Y” Girls!

Calling All “Y” Girls!

The on-going efforts of making the JPL Archives more accessible through digitization has borne some wonderful fruit yet again.  The gals of the former Young Women’s Hebrew Association, which married the Young Men’s Hebrew Association in 1950 after a long engagement, left behind some wonderful issues of their Y.W.H.A. News.  The JPL Archives has now digitized issues of the newspaper ranging in date from 1940-1948.  Sadly, a full run wasn’t preserved in one place but we are diligently on the hunt for issues that may [...]