100 Years Ago: Poster for Canada’s Veteran Fighting Forces on June 3rd, Potatoes for Planting at Children’s Shelter, King Desires No Celebrations on Birthday June 3rd

The Intelligencer May 27, 1918 (page 2)

“Canada’s Veteran Fighting Forces in Grand Military Manoeuvers By Land and Air. Belleville Monday, June 3rd.

Athletic Events, Bicycle Races, Baseball Match, Spectacular Street Parade, And many Other Novel Features. Spend the Day with Canada’s Heroes and have the time of your life!”

The Intelligencer May 27, 1918 (page 7)

“Provided Potatoes for Planting. The school children of the city responded to a request for the providing of potatoes for planting of ground in connection with the Children’s Shelter premises. The result of the contribution was that more potatoes were received than were required , but they will not be amiss as a considerable quantity is used daily at the institution.”

The Intelligencer May 27, 1918 (page 8)

“Military News. The King’s birthday is to be celebrated on the actual date this year, namely, the 3rd June. His Majesty desires that in the matter of ceremonial observance the precedent of last year shall be strictly followed in all respects. No salutes, reviews, dinners or other celebration are to take place.”