Video – Victoria Pioneer Rifles Corps


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Transcript of Victoria Pioneer Rifle Corps

Video length: 0:34 minutes

[The Canadian Heritage logo appears.]

[A collage of archival photographs of famous African-Canadians: Anne Greenup,Mifflin Gibbs, John Ware, Esther Wellons, Elijah McCoy introduces the video.]

Announcer: “Since the early beginnings of Canadian history, people of African descent have made significant contributions to the development of our great country.”

[Collage fades into an archival photograph of The Victoria Rifles military squad posing for camera with British flag overhead.]

Announcer: “The Victoria Rifles, an all-black military unit, was one of British Columbia’s first military defense units…”

[A portrait of Sir James Douglas appears on screen followed by a…]

Announcer: “…and was formed in 1860 by Sir James Douglas, the first black Governor of British Columbia.”

[…close-up and panning shot of photograph of the Victoria Rifles military squad.]

Announcer: “Celebrate our proud heritage. Celebrate, Black History Month.”

[The website address appears on screen.]

[The Canada wordmark appears, which has a waving Canadian flag above the last “a” in the word “Canada”.]

[Video fades to black.]

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