Friday, August 1, 2014


On April 15, 1946, Earle Kelly died. Kelly was known to radio listeners in British Columbia as "Mr. Good Evening" from 1929 to 1946.

Kelly was born in Australia to Irish parents. He had been a major in the Intelligence Corps in the Australian army in addition to working as a journalist in several commonwealth countries before coming to Canada. Kelly was on his way east to work for a newspaper there when he stopped in Vancouver and got a job with the Daily Province. He progressed to the position of night editor.

In 1929, four years after his arrival in Vancouver, Earle started his radio show "Good Evening" on the Province's radio station, CKCD.

On April 22, 1946, it snowed in Haney. This is probably the latest date of recorded snowfall for that town.

On April 30, the City of Vancouver hosted a dinner at the Pavilion for nine "Jubilarians" - people who were born in Vancouver in 1886, after the city was incorporated. This was in celebration of the city's 60th anniversary.

June 4, 1946 is the day that former mayor, L.D. Taylor died. I wrote on Taylor in a previous entry if you are interested.

If you have ever watched a Canuck's hockey game, you may have heard the rich baritone of CKNW's John Ashbridge. He was born on June 8, 1946.

On June 23, an earthquake, which was mostly felt on Vancouver Island, stopped the clock on the Vancouver Block. The same thing happened in 1918.

July 1. Dominion Day. This day in 1946 was the first one since the end of the war and Vancouver partied. 250,000 people attended the spectacular parade in the world's largest outdoor theatre at Brockton Point.

Also on July 1, 1946. Steveston held its first Salmon Festival. Sophie Kuchma was crowned the first festival Queen. She won by selling the most tickets to the festival at 10 cents a piece.

Thanks to The History of Metropolitan Vancouver website for the information on 1946.

I hope you find the beauty around you.


  1. Good Morning. Great pictures. I love the architecture and surroundings of the building. Are you Canadians considered Baby Boomers for after the War ended or are your people referred to with a different name?