Annual General Meeting & Election of Officers; January 19, 2017 Studio 2 The Reach
February 16, 2017: Round Table Discussion of Members' Questions
March 16, 2017: Eunice Robinson explained the value of researching all members of the family and how that research can help you to find information about your ancestor; May 18, 2017: Eunice highlighted the difference between family and local historians.
April 20, 2017: Past President Jim McQueen used an A/V presentation with historical and personal images to tell the story of his relatives that fought and died in The Battle of Vimy Ridge in April 1917.
June 15, 2017: Karen Inkster Vance MA shared techniques to conduct a successful oral history interview. Karen is a trained teacher, researcher and writer for over 25 years. She conducted over 150 oral history interviews for the Ex-Cadet Oral History Project at Royal Roads University.
September 21, 2017: Second Vice President Dan Johnson addressed the fundamentals of a successful investigation
October 19, 2017: there were two guests on the AGS Canadian Historical Event Panel. First was Andy Anderson a WWII vet that was involved in the liberation of Holland. He also worked at Victory Aircraft when the first Canadian Lancaster bomber was built followed by the Avro Arrow project. Andy had many historical stories to share. Our second guest was Dr. Don Watts, who was a WWII pilot that flew a Tiger Moth. After the war, Don became a medical doctor.
November 16, 2017: Karen Inkster Vance presented Storytelling 101 an introduction to preserving and sharing your family stories. She explained how family history research is more than just tracing names and dates. It's finding, preserving and sharing the personal stories that go along with each person on your family tree.
December 14, 2017: Annual Christmas Social for Member and Guests