1898 Empire Day

  • Empire Day in the Schools of Ontario

    Patriotic Celebration

    Empire Day, a day of patriotic celebration, was first celebrated by the Dundas School Board in 1898. It began when Mrs. Clementine Fessenden, a local Hamilton woman, suggested to the Dundas School Board a celebratory Flag Day. The Board supported the idea and Dundas schools celebrated their first Empire Day in October, 1898.

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    Printed and bound paper

    2012.X.642

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    Cover of soft cover book with image of King on cover, outlining programme of celebration in school