Yearbook page

April 4, 2017
by David Fuller
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Using the Malvern Archives for Canadian History Inquiry

To introduce my Grade 10 Canadian history students to the process of inquiry and “doing history,” I take them down to the Archives Room. Students investigate the various sources: old Muses, newspaper accounts, usually articles NOT about Malvern, but on the back of a story about a football game, or a former alumnus/a. Students are required to select artifacts that took place between 1945 and 1982. Continue Reading →

Soliders at Vimy Ridge

April 4, 2017
by David Fuller
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Vimy Centenary and the veterans of Malvern

In the Centenary of the First World War being marked between 2014 and 2018, no date will be more talked about than April 9, 1917, the day Canadian troops successfully attacked a seven-kilometre stretch of Northern France known as Vimy Ridge. Apart from the fact that upwards of 25,000 people are expected to travel to the memorial that now stands there on the 100th anniversary of the battle, it is also one of the most remembered dates in Canada’s 150-year history, including here in The Beach, home to the hundreds of local men who fought in the battle. Continue Reading →