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In Their Words: The Story of BC Packers

Labor history is rather fascinating, and this site offers up a serving of just this subject in the form of profiles and interviews with the men and women who worked in the Imperial Cannery factory in British Columbia during the twentieth century. The site opens up with a dynamic map that zooms in on the cannery's original location in southwestern British Columbia. After the introductory animation, visitors can click on sections that include "Fishing & The Fleet", "Canning & Processing", and "Company & The People". Visitors may wish to start with the "Fishing & The Fleet" area. Here they can learn about life as a fisherman through historic photographs, short films, and descriptive passages that discuss the various trials, tribulations, and joys that were part of this vocation. The "Products & Promotion" section is a real treat as well, and visitors can listen to radio advertisements designed to showcase everything from fish fillets to fish sticks. Finally, there is also a section of "Learning Resources" for educators.
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Date of Scout Publication
March 7th, 2008
Date Of Record Creation
March 7th, 2008 at 9:21am
Date Of Record Release
March 11th, 2008 at 8:49pm
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