100 Years Ago: Boys’ Camp Meeting at Oak Hills, War Workers’ Social, Lawn Social in Melrose, Poster for Win-The-War Convention, Poster for Women’s Mass Meeting in Toronto

The Intelligencer August 1, 1917 (page 2)

“ ‘Boys Day’ at Oak Hills Will Be An Interesting Event. H. W. Kingerley, of Toronto, Boys’ Work Secretary of the National Council, Y.M.C.A., and Zone Supervisor of the Boys’ Farm Service, is in the city to-day in the course of a tour of inspection of farms on which school boys have been doing patriotic production work. Mr. Kingerley is one of a squad of Y.M.C.A. young men working in connection with the organization of Resources Committee to provide assistance to the farmers. …

A Boys’ Day is being arranged in connection with the camp meeting at Oak Hills for Friday, Aug. 3, and all Belleville boys from thirteen years who wish to attend, are invited to leave their names with Mr. Phil Brockel, Secretary of the Belleville Y.M.C.A., who will arrange for transportation to Oak Hills. …  a very interesting program is being arranged for the entertainment of the boys, the key-note of the gathering being to interest them in National Service as applied to farm work.

A number of Belleville boys are already engaged in farm work and more are preparing to go. Boys who have nearly completed their three months of service on farms will be encouraged where possible to remain at work, until the harvest is finished.”

The Intelligencer August 1, 1917 (page 2)

“War Workers’ Social. The West Belleville War Workers, composed of a noble band of ladies, last evening held an ice cream social on the West Belleville playgrounds. It proved to be a most successful affair in every respect. There was a large attendance and the proceeds amounted to a neat sum, which will be applied for patriotic purposes. The grounds when lighted with electric lights and Chinese lanterns, presented an attractive appearance. The several booths were well patronized.”

The Intelligencer August 1, 1917 (page 2)

“Lawn Social. Under the auspices of the Ladies’ Aid Society of the Melrose Methodist Church a lawn social was held last evening at the residence of Mr. Geo. Lazier, Tyendinaga township. There was a large attendance and the proceeds, which are for a worthy object, were large. …

a number present gave appropriate addresses, including Mr. J. Blatt of this city who referred to the noble work being done by the ladies of the Red Cross and other organizations and the necessity there was at the present time for even greater efforts being made. He also spoke of the need of help to reap the harvest, and that all who possibly can should assist in this imperative work.”

The Intelligencer August 1, 1917 (page 6)

“Win-The-War Convention. The Arena, Toronto. Thursday, August 2nd. Friday, August 3rd. The Convention will meet to record the decision of The People of Ontario.

The Ladies have commanded us to make no distinction between men and women. We have obeyed. Red and Blue Badges will have exactly the same privileges.

At 8 p.m. THE WOMEN OF ONTARIO will take over the Arena and hold a meeting of endorsation. This will be conducted and advertised entirely by them. GOD SAVE THE KING.”

The Intelligencer August 1, 1917 (page 6)

“Women’s Mass Meeting In connection with Win-The-War Convention. Friday, August 3rd, 8 p.m., in the Arena, Toronto. Representative Women from the Great War Veterans’ Association will occupy chairs on the Platform.

Every Woman Who Loves Her Country Should Attend.

Every Woman who has a Husband, Son or Father in Khaki at the Front or training in Canada should attend this Meeting and express her determination, with the Men, to ‘carry on’ the War to a successful issue.

Every Woman engaged in Red Cross Work, Patriotic Work, Munition and all other work connected with the War is urged to attend the Meeting.

This is the first Mass Meeting for Women in connection with winning the War. It will be an historical event—put everything else aside and come.

Reduced Railway Fares. Single Fare plus 25 cents from all points in Ontario. Ask Ticket Agent for Certificate.

The Great War Veterans’ Band Will Provide the Music.”