The Great Escape: A Canadian Story
On the night of March 24, 1944, 80 Commonwealth airmen crawled through a 336-foot-long tunnel and slipped into the forest beyond the wire of Stalag Luft III, a German POW compound near Sagan, Poland. The event became known as "The Great Escape," an intricate breakout more than a year in the making, involving as many as 2,000 POWs working with extraordinary co-ordination, intelligence, and daring.
Yet within a few days, all but three of the escapees were recaptured. Subsequently, fifty were murdered, cremated, and buried in a remote corner of the prison camp.
Ted Barris is a journalist and author who spoke with the people who were really involved and wrote a book called "The Great Escape: A Canadian Story".
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Thursday, June 11th - Pride Cape Breton
Annual General Meeting of the Pride Cape Breton Society.
Cape Breton University's Dingwall Boardroom (Students' Union Building) at 7:30pm,
A review of the initiatives and work begun, sustained, and completed by the elected board will be reviewed as will the financial standing of the society leading into the 2015 Pride Festival.
Please note that elections will be held for three positions on the board (Director of Fundraising, Director of Events, Director of Communication). Attendance is encouraged to ensure that the broadest representation of Cape Breton's Gender and Sexual Minority community contributes to the ongoing structure of the board leading up to next year's election of new co-chairs.
Thursday, June 18th, 2015 - The Savoy Theatre
Saturday, June 27th - Pride Cape Breton
My Big Queer Prom
Hearthstone Inn, King's Road in Sydney
Adults 19 and older are invited to attend this "Prom Do-Over" to celebrate the ongoing contributions of the Gender and Sexual Minority communities across Cape Breton. Formal wear is encouraged.
There will be a cash bar. Cost to attend is $10.00 with proceeds supporting the 2015 Pride Festival.