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When Hell Freezes Over

Sitting as an air gunner on a bombing plane in WWII, it was not uncommon for the open air turrets to reach -40 degrees Celsius. To make matters worse, it was impossible to go use the washroom on these 8-hour flights.
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In the Desert

During the cold war, Ronald ferried supplies through the desert between Egypt and Israel. For him, Remembrance Day is an important reminder of all the freedoms we have today.
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Life of the party

From planning celebrations to discovering new outings, recreation team members truly get to be the life of the party.
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A woman in the Royal British Air Force

100-year-old Winnifred Grant looks back on her time in the Royal British Air Force during WWII.
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Butterfly kisses at Waterford Barrie

Residents at Waterford Barrie retirement had a personal photoshoot with monarch butterflies.
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A visit to remember

Residents gathered together in the multipurpose room, eager to meet a ‘surprise hockey guest,’ having no idea that the entire team would be coming in to see them.
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A spotlight on our stars

The full force of Hollywood arrived at Owen Hill Care Community in Barrie during resident appreciation month, and it brought all of its glitter and glam with it.
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Commanding the wounded

In 1944, 18-year-old Mary Greenwood made the 70-killometer trip across the open waters of the Bay of Fundy in what she calls “lifeboat situations.”
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Finding happily ever after

In the fall of 1944, the hum of a single airplane broke their serenity as it streaked across the sky.

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