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War brides exhibit recounts journeys

Sylvia Hunt immigrated to Canada in 1944 when she was 21, and throughBev Tosh’s Glenbow Museum exhibit, War Brides: One Way Passage, sherecalls her four-day sea journey on the Queen Victory.

Sylvia Hunt immigrated to Canada in 1944 when she was 21, and through Bev Tosh’s Glenbow Museum exhibit, War Brides: One Way Passage, she recalls her four-day sea journey on the Queen Victory.

One of Hunt’s favourite pieces is a sculpture, White Lace and Promises, constructed of war brides’ old handkerchiefs used to wave farewell to loved ones watching the ship depart.

“That was a hard moment for all the women because we were leaving family and friends behind in our homelands,” Hunt said.

Bev Tosh met over 1,000 war brides during the eight year journey to put together her Glenbow Museum exhibit, which will be open for viewing until February 14, 2010.

 
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