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Prince Albert Tales

Morley Harrison

THE HOME CHILDREN - PRINCE ALBERT’S ORPHANAGE – AND MY DAD.

As I researched the story of St. Patrick’s Orphanage here in Prince Albert, I was caught up in a moving personal connection. 

In May of 1903, St. Patrick’s Orphanage, which closed its doors in 1973, became home, to over 70 United Kingdom Orphans. These children were part of a mass emigration to Canada of 118,000 British orphans spanning the years 1863 to 1939. 

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ERITREANS ENRICH CANADIAN CULTURE

Recently, my wife, Fay, and I were invited to a baptism and marriage anniversary celebration. And what a celebration it was. 

The occasion was unlike our experiences from the past. 

How was it ‘unlike?’ Well, it was Eritrean. 

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“AN ARTIFACT COMES TO LIFE”

When I mention that I am a member of The Prince Albert Historical Society to my ‘friends’ they often say. “Oh, are you one of the artifacts?” That is when I let them pay for the coffee. 

Kidding aside, ‘artifacts’ can tell some very interesting stories. 

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‘BEAR WITH ME’

One starlit summer night in 1974, I lay fitfully in my self made bivouac on a small island in the middle of the Churchill River. I was alone; the only inhabitant on the island. At least I hoped I was alone. 

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