To Rice Lake Rifle Range with Doctor McMane, Mr. J. Barker & others made 33 score at 200 yards. To church in evening after being at supper with the Neate family. I sit in choir 1st time. A pathetic farewell is given to Mr Ed Hughes at Neate’s. All family are in tears.
To work on Keith Road School in morning. In afternoon I to Vancouver & met Hugh Neill at the Ferry Wharf. “We go to the C.P.R. Depot & see the 72nd Highland Regiment off to the war. (via Valcartier, Quebec) They left at 3:30 pm.” To Quirt’s & chat awhile. I leave Hugh at 5:30 pm & go to Theobald’s, where I have late dinner. Afterwards to Quirt’s (7:30 pm). Myrtle is not at home. I say good-bye to Mrs. & children & leave for Rex Theatre. Home to Lynn Valley at 10 pm.
*The 72nd Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders of Canada, were part of the Canadian Expeditionary Force during WWI. They were mobilized out of Vancouver, and fought in France and Flanders though the entirety of WWI.
POPE PIUS X DIES
At work on Keith Road School
Honorable Mr Young Minister of Education opens the school.
In evening to choir practice
Presented bouquet of flowers to Mr. N.J Thompson
Home at 10:30 pm
No papers as yet. I work on house in morning.
Belgians [sic., should read Germans] occupy Brussels. In evening 8 pm to St. Clements Hall to attend Congregational meeting. Very interesting & some good business done.
My embarkation papers have not arrived. I work on house in morning. At 2:30 pm take car for Hollyburn, West Vancouver to join St. Clements Annual picnic. Arrive at 4:30 pm.
Mr. Callow & self go in for a bathe. All had a good time & home at 8:30 pm. I to Neat’s, then home at 10:30 pm.
Laying off on account of receiving my Papers. I wait anxiously all day but do not get them.
To work on Keith Road Schools but do not start work owing to Mr. ____ getting his papers for embarking to the war. I expect mine. Mr Pearce receives his papers (19/Wednesday) but none for me.
At Quirts 9 am. To Cambie St. grounds to see the militia assemble for Church Parade attended by Mrs Quirt. Home to Quirt’s at 10:30 am. I go to Methodist Church with Mr Quirt. Myrtle is away at Ocean Bay. Leave Quirt’s at 3 pm for Lynn Valley. At Neat’s for supper. In evening I to Church. Reverend Hooper preaches. Sermon on “memory”. Back to Neat’s & home at 10
Working ½ day Keith Road Schools
Sent papers to Mrs. Graham.
Steamer Ancon is the 1st vessel to pass thro’ Panama Canal from Atlantic to Pacific. The Ancon is owned by the US Government.
French advance in Northern Alsace
*SS Ancon- The first ship to officially sail through the Panama Canal during the canal’s opening ceremony. The Ancon was later used at the end of WWI to transport American troops back to the US.
Working on Schools Keith Road. Hugh Neill calls in evening & has chat – feels lonely
The heat is very intense.
German Cruiser Leipzig is outside Cape Flattery. HMS Rainbow is in Esquimalt, also Shearwater & Algerine.
*HMS Rainbow –An Apollo-class cruiser originally built for Great Britain’s Royal Navy but was transferred to the Royal Canadian Navy in 1910. The Rainbow was brought into Vancouver to assist with the Komagata Maru incident; it also patrolled the west cost of North America during WWI.