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Winnipeg (Man.). Volunteer Aid and Relief Fund Committee

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Winnipeg (Man.). Volunteer Aid and Relief Fund Committee

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April 1885 - October 1885

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The Volunteer Aid and Relief Fund Committee was established by Council Motion on April 13, 1885. The Motion provided an initial sum of $1000 to be used exclusively for the relief of the “wives and families of those volunteers” called to the front, and established a committee to administer the fund. The Committee consisted of the mayor and six aldermen. The Committee was assisted by a Ladies Association, the members of which found “cases of necessity among the families of the Volunteers”. The work of the Committee concluded in October of 1885. An audit of their papers and books was approved by Council and forwarded to the newspaper for publication.

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