1942-1944During the Second World War, the federal government forcibly evacuated Canadians of Japanese ancestry from the coast of British Columbia. In the spring of 1942, several hundred young men were sent to Ontario to help build the Trans-Canada Highway. They were accommodated in four camps between Schreiber and Jackfish. Most soon left the road camps for work on farms or in lumber and pulp mills. Others, interned in prisoner-of-war camps for resisting separation from their families, accepted similar employment. Once established in jobs, the men encouraged relatives and friends to migrate east. Thousands settled permanently, establishing the basis of a significant Japanese-Canadian community in Ontario.
|Placed By||Ontario Heritage Foundation|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017 at 4:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16U E 480408 N 5406091|
|Decimal Degrees||48.80750000, -87.26683333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 48° 48.45', W 87° 16.01'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||48° 48' 27" N, 87° 16' 0.60000000000009" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling East|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 611 Winnipeg St, Schreiber Ontario P0T 2S0, CA|
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