Canada’s submarine service was born in Esquimalt on Aug. 5, 1914 when the First World War broke out.
To commemorate the event, the Maritime Museum of B.C. presents a lecture and book signing by Julie H. Ferguson, one of the country’s most respected authorities on Canadian submarine history.
The event is Sunday (Aug. 3) at 2 p.m. at the museum.
“It is important we recognize not only the contribution of the submarine service, but also the personal stories and accounts,” said Jon Irwin, the museum’s executive director.
“For a century, Victoria has taken pride in being the birthplace of a force so spirited and vital to our country.”
Admission is by donation. For more information about the event, please go online to mmbc.bc.ca.