The  Canadian Journey 1992
 

TimeKeepers Canada is a non political group of friends, senior citizens, veterans and students who believe in the future of Canada.

 

In 1992, a special project was recorded featuring dozens of interviews from across Canada. Seniors and veterans re-lived their eye-witness accounts of our history as we discovered stories that made us proud to be Canadians. In this series of eye witness accounts, we travelled across the nation, asking seniors about what they experienced in their lives and what they thought about the future of Canada.   

 

The program will be released on TimeKeepers Canada in November, 2022, the 30th Anniversary of the recording of the interviews.

 

Your host, Melissa Myers, who conducted the interviews in 1992, takes you from Halifax to Victoria.               

                           

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TimeKeepers Canada

           Coming

 NOVEMBER 2022

     Episodes     

                                                         

                                                           Episode 1          Halifax Explosion





                                                           
                                                  Episode 2          Bedford Institute







     
    




                                                         Episode 4         Signal Hill 





                                               Episode 5         Sir Robert Bond





                                               Episode 6         Digby McLaren - Population





                                               Episode 7          Beliveau and the Kid




                                               Episode 8         Parliament Building Fire 1916                               







                                                           Episode 9          The Regina Riots 





                                                  Episode 10      Aboriginal Giant




                                                   Episode 11       Drought of 1937 






                                                   Episode 12      RCAF   







                                               Episode 13         RCMP POW Camp






                                             
                                                  Episode 14     Alberta Grizzly






                                                    Episode 15    World War II




                                             
                                                     Episode 16   BC Life





                                                     Episode 17   The  Music









 

Episode 3          Air Sea Rescue Team

Some of the people in our group of friends from TimeKeepers Canada are musicians. We have seen            Canada from one end to the other and here are the lyrics to one of our projects.
 
                       Sail Away

Well I am a man, who sailed upon the waters 
Of the greatest seas that touch this growing land 
Have you ever seen
The ones who rise in morning 
With a look there in their hearts 
Now yes we can
But there are ones who feel the change
Would do the world of good
And fair enough
You have that right my friend
But is it worth the gamble 
And is it worth the price
Of losing something you many never find again

Well I am a man who rode across the prairies 
On the topside of a boxcar from your past
They were troubled times
Back there in the 30s
But we stuck it out together
Till the last
Lonely days were over 
And brighter days had come
We'd learned so many lessons
Now look what we've become

Faces shine as the thunder rules the mountains
Who was here become the settlers made their way
When I look at all the years of war
We've been through
Those men lived and died
For what we have today
   
Well I am a man whose flown across the mountains
From the north down to the cities of the south
Have you ever been
To some far distant country
And come home to see what life is all about
Now look what lies around you
And don't take it for granted
Cause once it's gone 
It 's very hard to find
Like waiting for the shadow
Of the land to touch the shoreline
Anything that's worth it just takes time
 
Sail away
Down upon the ocean
Sail Away
High into the sky
You're the one
Canada we're waiting
For the ships to come
And take you home 
                                                                                           
                                                              JCBC MUSIC (1979) 


 


                                                          Are You An Artist 

    We are looking for artists to help build TimeKeepers Canada into a major educational internet project. We have hundreds of classic interviews recorded with senior citizens and veterans since 1983. Dozens of topics        with stories on war, aviation, medicine, the Big Events, wisdom, EnviroStation, Future Clock and Creative                    Canadians. Our problem is that there are many stories that have no known photographs or
                                                             video archives available.









 


    We need your help to find fellow artists across Canada who are interested in painting or drawing pictures of    dramatic scenes from our remarkable collection of stories. The paintings above cover two great stories from WWII. The painters volunteered their time to re-create these incredible scenes. From  sea, land or air battles                         to a scene from the Halifax Explosion or early settlers defending themselves from               
                an angry grizzly bear, each scene is spectacular. If you volunteer, your art work will be
                                                     edited into one of our classic historical scenes. 
 
     You will still own the artwork. If you can sell the original or prints, you will profit from whatever the painting                might earn. At the same time, we'll promote your artwork and it will become part of the invaluable                      Timekeepers Canada collection and inspire young people with these incredible illustrated stories.
 
                                                              Contact tallimar@istar.ca