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McBride Oral History Project

One of the most recent projects the Library has undertaken has been creating a collection of oral history video interviews of the area’s many pioneers and early settlers.  This project has been funded by the New Horizons for Seniors program of the Government of Canada.

Below are some edited clips of a few of the interviews. To view the complete archives of video interviews, visit The Robson Valley Oral Histories.

Here is a video clip of Samantha Phillips interviewing her grandfather Abe Phillips of Loos, BC, about how the time he lost his finger to an unruly horse.

Matt Cousineau interviews his grandmother Molly Cousineau about her introduction to the Robson Valley:

And Anne Porrier tells about making bandages for the WWII effort in McBride: