Stop 1A: Ship - Liverpool to Halifax; August 6, 1940
Stop 1B: Ship - Liverpool to Halifax; August 9, 1940
Stop 2: Halifax Harbour; August 16, 1940
Stop 3: Halifax; August 18, 1940
Stop 4: Train - Halifax to Montreal; August 19, 1940
Stop 5A: Montreal; August 20, 1940
Stop 5B: Montreal; August 21, 1940
Stop 6: Montreal to Toronto; August 22, 1940
Stop 7: Toronto; August 23, 1940
Stop 8A: Toronto to Winnipeg; August 24, 1940
Stop 8B: Toronto to Winnipeg; August 26, 1940
Stop 9: Winnipeg; August 26, 1940
Stop 10: Saskatoon to Edmonton; August 27, 1949
Stop 11: Edmonton to Jasper; August 28, 1940
Stop 12A: Jasper to Vancouver; August 29, 1940
Stop 12B: Vancouver; September 4, 1940
On the Ship from Liverpool to Halifax
August 6th 1940
Leaving family and friends
Safety precautions: lifeboat drills, gas masks, life jackets
Group of children of different ages
Stop Description: Anne and George stand on the deck of the ship the SS Hilary, with other children of all ages around them. All are waving; all wearing British school uniforms, with gas-mask cases slung over their shoulders; some have teddy bears, dolls, suitcases, etc. George and Anne meet a nurse who gives them life jackets.
Anne: George, stand here and we can see Mummy and Daddy!
George: (shouting) Goodbye Mum! Bye Dad!
[Anne cries, George tries to look brave.]
Anne: I wish we did not have to go such a long way away from home to be safe!
George: Don’t worry Anne, I bet Canada will be a jolly good place to live.
[Woman in a nurse’s uniform comes out and talks to the children; holding life jackets.]
Nurse: Alright children, we have to run a life boat drill before dinnertime. Take these life vests and put on your gas masks. Take your luggage too.
[Nurse hands life jackets to George and Anne]
Nurse: See all these boats around us? Together they are called a Convoy. They are here to keep us safe. But we may need to get into the lifeboats someday and we need to be prepared.
[Anne wearing her gas mask and life jacket; George only wearing the life vest, holding the gas mask.]
George: Oh but I hate wearing my gas mask; the rubber smells funny!
Anne: Come along George or we will get in trouble!