Where Once They ….

The second book in the series Where Once They… is now in the hands of DRC Publishing and will be available in early November, 2020.   The book entitled Where Once They Served-Stories of our boys who served at home and abroad contains intriguing stories of 30 of our boys from the Southwest Arm area […]

Remembrance Day 2019

On Remembrance Day, Monday, November 11, there will be a service at the United Church in Hodge’s Cove beginning at 10:15 a.m. We will proceed to the War Memorial by 11:00 a.m. for the laying of wreaths and ceremony there. Following the ceremonies there will be a potluck lunch at the Lions Club. If you […]

Where Once They Sailed

Copies of the newly published book, “Where Once They Sailed,” will be available for sale on Monday, November 11th at the Annual General Meeting of the Southwest Arm Historical Society – cost of $19.95. If you cannot attend our meeting but would like a copy of this book, please contact Lester Green at lestergreen59@hotmail.com or […]

Cenotaph for Southwest Arm

The Southwest Arm Historical Society is beginning the process for the erection of a Cenotaph (War Memorial) in the Southwest Arm. We welcome suggestions for possible sites where the Cenotaph could be erected. Final decision will be made by our society. We look forward to your ideas and suggestions Requirements: ·         If possible, a view […]

Unveiling of Southport Storyboard

Join us on Saturday, September 14 at 2 p.m. in Southport for the unveiling ceremony of the Southport storyboard. There will be a luncheon in the school after the ceremony. Everyone welcome.  

Mark your calendars – Saturday, September 28th

Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. for the concert at the Lions Club in Hodge’s Cove. The Pickin and Grinnin group from Melody Gardens has once again generously agreed to do concert in support of our society. All monies raised will go toward a cenotaph (War Memorial) for Southwest Arm. […]

Southwest Arm Historical Society finalist for the 2018 Governor General’s History Award

This past weekend Wanda Garrett, Lester Green and Elaine Spurrell were delighted to represent the Southwest Arm Historical Society at the 2018 Governor General’s History Award presentation and events in Ottawa. We were not selected as the 2018 recipient, but we were very proud to be selected as one of three finalists from across Canada. […]

Annual General Meeting, November 19, 2018

The annual meeting of the Southwest Arm Historical Society will be held on Monday, November 19 at 7 pm at the 50 Plus Club in Hillview. The meeting will be brief and it will be followed by a slide show and display of the information on the Royal Naval Reservists, WW1, from the area. A […]


The Southwest Arm Historical Society Invites you to our Open House commemorating the service of 87 men from Southwest Arm who served in the Royal Naval Reserve 1914-1919 Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. Southwest Arm Lions Club, Hodge’s Cove Commemorative Booklets available $15.00 (while quantities last) Archer Peddle book will also be available. […]

Where Once They Sailed

November 11, 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War. To mark this special occasion the Southwest Arm Historical Society have had a special project to highlight the service of 87 men from the area who enlisted and served in the Royal Naval Reserve from 1914-1919. Lester Green has written and […]