Author Paul Ozorak talks about his Canadian military history books, including: Abandoned Military Installations of Canada Volume 4: Western and Northern, in which he writes about many bases including CFS Dana.
Bernadette shares her memories of the base and the village of Dana.
The podcast ends with a song of which she says, "This song is one I performed on Bruno Cherry Sunday August 8, 2021 in Bruno. It is an original song based on a poem my mother wrote, ”My Days”, in memory of her parents Peter and Helen Beckman. My mother requested this poem be read at her funeral (Mom died July 10, 2020). A couple of months later I added some lines and composed some music to it. Mother wrote for 70 plus years and was published at St. Peter’s College Society magazine many times and performed her poem many times at The Society launch at St. Peter’s College as well as other community events."
Diane shares her memories of living in the Hamlet of Dana and curling on the base. She chats about her husband, who helped build the base, and some stories about what it was like to see the base being opened and closed.