Saanich Archives online as part of Learning Centre program

Please view the announcement below for an update on a Saanich Archives digitization project. This project is supported by the BC History Digitization Program, which was launched by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre in 2006.

NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 30, 2008

**Saanich Archives Now Online**

Saanich Archives is pleased to announce that over 2,500 archival photographs are now available online at http://saanicharchives.ca. The digitization project was made possible through generous funding from the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre at UBC and the Municipality of Saanich.

Photographs of early pioneer life, cultural events, architecture, farming and the growth of the community can now be searched by keyword, subject and local area of Saanich. The images, selected from a collection of 15,000 photographs, slides, negatives and albums, have rarely been viewed by the public. They are now freely available via the Internet.

Saanich Archives collects and preserves archival material relating to the Municipality of Saanich and invites visitors to explore Saanich’s rich history online or in person. The collection includes photographs, maps, documents, oral histories, books and reference material from the earliest days of the municipality to recent times.

Saanich Archives is located in the Saanich Centennial Library at 3100 Tillicum Road and is open Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For further information, please call 250-475-1775 or visit our website at http://saanicharchives.ca.

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For more information please contact:

Caroline Duncan
Saanich Municipal Archives
3100 Tillicum Road
Victoria BC V9A 6T2
Tel: (250) 475-1775 ext.3478
Fax: (250) 388-7819
e-mail: duncanc@saanich.ca
website: http://saanicharchives.ca

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