WINNIPEG, MANITOBA – September 22, 2016 – The Canadian First World War Internment Recognition Fund (CFWWIRF) announces release of Season 1 – Episode #3 of The Camps webseries located on the digital interactive map on its website – www.internmentcanada.ca.
Over 100 years ago today, the Brandon Internment camp opened.
SYNOPSIS OF EPISODE #3 – Brandon, Manitoba
Chief of Police Ian Grant has built a 36-year career protecting civil rights and the safety of civilians. The Brandon Police Services building now stands on the site where hundreds of innocent men were interned.
Link: http://internmentcanada.ca/map.cfm – Click on Brandon
The Camps is a Cross-Canada journey that looks at all 24 concentration camps in Canada when over 8,500 people were wrongfully imprisoned from 1914 – 1920. Hear from internee descendants, Archeologists, Scholars and Military on why these internment operations are relevant today, over 100 years later.