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April 23, 2020
April 23, 2020
In March of 1966, a country-wide flu outbreak reached Royal Roads Military College.
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March 19, 2020
March 19, 2020
This photo in the Dunsmuir collection is not the Dunsmuir daughters under quarantine, but friends of theirs.
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March 9, 2020
March 9, 2020
In honour of International Women’s Day on March 8, this post from the archives looks at the lives of some of the women who worked for the Dunsmuirs at Hatley Park.
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January 31, 2020
January 31, 2020
An amateur movie was filmed at Hatley Park in 1938 to help market the property after Laura Dunsmuir died. A digitized copy of the film is available online from the archives.
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October 17, 2019
October 17, 2019
The obstacle course at the end of recruit term was an important rite of passage for cadets at Royal Roads Military College. The archives has many photos and newspaper stories documenting the tradition
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October 2, 2019
October 2, 2019
October is a time of transitions. In 1908, the Hatley Park Estate experienced one of its biggest transitions under the watchful eye of contractor, Thomas Catterall.
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August 1, 2019
August 1, 2019
The Italian Garden is the work of Boston-based landscape architects Franklin Brett and George Hall. It was added to the estate in 1912.
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June 7, 2019
June 7, 2019
June 6, 2019 marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy. Did you know that there were graduates of Royal Roads involved in the conflict?
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May 9, 2019
May 9, 2019
For many people enjoying the beautiful weather this week and getting out in the gardens at Royal Roads, the arborist's removal of a giant maple tree cannot have escaped attention.
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April 9, 2019
April 9, 2019
In April, 1953, Crown Prince Akihito began his first overseas tour from Japan. His trip began with a stay in Victoria and a visit to Royal Roads.
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April 1, 2019
April 1, 2019
April Fool’s Day is traditionally a chance to play some pranks on family, friends and co-workers. This activity was not confined to the first day of April for cadets at Royal Roads Military College.
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January 21, 2019
January 21, 2019
Robert Burns is Scotland’s best known poet and lyricist and was born in Ayrshire on January 25, 1759. His birthplace, Burns Cottage, has has a little known connection with Hatley Park.

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