It was 100 years ago that Canada played a critical role in helping end the carnage of the Great War, and according to local historian Warren Sommer that impacted greatly on families of small Canadian communities such as Langley.
Retired broadcaster and Langley historian Mark Forsythe hosts a monthly podcast show called Valley Voices, which delves into historic stories up and down the Fraser Valley.
The show, which debuted back in March, airs the first Wednesday of every month, and rebroadcasted each Wednesday of that month.
In this month’s glimpse into the past, Forsythe talks with Sommer about what the Canadians faced – including some of the Langley men who never made it back home.
Forsythe will also be chatting with Shannon Bettles, the collections officer for the Fort Langley National Historic Site. She will highlight ancient Chinese coins found at the fort in a new White Glove program.
Plus, fellow fort interpreter Aman Johal will preview the Hidden Histories walking tours currently running in the village. They run until Aug. 25 and include stories of the early pioneers.