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This book could not have been written without the contributions of many people. Special thanks are extended to the Federal Government and their New Horizons for Seniors Program for granting us the opportunity to show what senior citizens can achieve. The library staff was extremely helpful. Under the leadership of Silvana Harwood, Deputy Director of Coquitlam Public Library, the following librarians were very important resources for information and assistance: Teresa Rehman, Jason Colantonio (index), Leslie Utsunomiya and Kathy Marino. The staff at the City of Coquitlam was very helpful with information about the history of the city and its projects. Thanks are extended to: Lauren Hewson, Michael Dhaliwal, Joyce English, Colleen M. Smith, Jay Gilbert, and Mayor Richard Stewart for his letter of support. Paula Cropp, our designer, deserves special thanks for her countless volunteer hours. Annie Bourret translated the English text, and thankfully, all the changes we later requested. Various organizations to be thanked include: Sandra Martins, Collections Manager, and Jill Cook, Executive Director of the Coquitlam Heritage Society; Dogwood Life Writing Group; Dogwood Veterans; Hildegard Richter of the Oakdale Heritage Society; Port Moody Station Museum; Bryan Ness and Pippa Van Velzen of the Port Coquitlam Cultural Society; Jim Millar and Rebecca Clarke of the Port Moody Heritage Society; Coquitlam School Board; Linda Reid and Greg Miyanaga of the Japanese Canadian National Museum; Bronwen Quarry, Archivist, of the Hudson’s Bay Company Archives; Special Collections Branch of the Vancouver Public Library; the British Columbia Archives, the New Westminster Archives and the City of Vancouver Archives. Other individuals who provided very valuable information and resources were: Ralph Drew, Mayor, Village of Belcarra; Paul van Peenen, photographer, Coquitlam NOW; Tamara Myers, Professor, Department of History, University of British Columbia; Don Cunnings, Jeannie Lutz and Al Boire, through his Maillardville history website. Special thanks is given to Tri-City News reporter Diane Strandberg and photographer Craig Hodge for interviewing us and providing publicity for our project. We would like to thank CBC Radio One for their interest in our work. Many people were interviewed and some were filmed for this project including the following: Ron Talbot*, John Kirkup*, Elsie Van Leeuween*, Denise Racine*, Edith Olson*, Floyd Bolton*, Jim Allard*, Olive Stewart McBay, Floyd Monssen*, Roger Michaud*, Ernest Nyhaug*, Ljilana Ljubisic*, Asa Singh Johal, Surjit Singh Dosanjh*, Gurdev Kaur*, Peter Howard, Julie Lee (nee Chan), Don Cunnings veterans Peter Howard and Yeti Foulds. All starred interviews were videotaped, and will be available at the Coquitlam Public Library upon request of the library staff. Lastly, thank you to all those teachers and professors who inspired us to think about history. Your efforts live on. i

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

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