“And of course I was the only black person on this billboard and the reason is, that they were getting ready for their 2010 Expo, and so part of the heading was to let people know that China was open to the world and to people of all backgrounds. So I felt that was my moment in the sun.”
Judi Brown tells Huda Shaltry how a photo taken when she was working at the Shanghai American School in China ended up as part of China's campaign for its Expo 2010 Shanghai.
Dave Hudson heard many stories from his grandfather about his wartime service, including one about a chaplain who asked the soldiers in his unit to teach him the crudest songs imaginable – for a very good reason!
“I asked her if she wanted me to shave my head when I had shaved her head ... she said 'No, are you kidding me? I don't need both of us to look hideous!'”
Huda Shaltry tells Alison Dunn about her friend Nicole Helms and how she used her sense of humour to deal with her breast cancer.
“First thing I knew I was grabbed by two guys and whisked upstairs, I don't think my feet hit the floor: I was a Russian spy [because] I could read Russian!”
Listen to Marcel Giroux talk about boarding school and being suspected of spying for the Russians.
“My father ran away when he was 14, and he joined up with the circus...he worked with the Lone Ranger, showing the horses and doing odd jobs.”
Michael Stephenson's family came to Kingston from the Ukraine in 1917 and they were soon connected with many important aspects of the community.