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Canada 2016 - visiting the Ontario Hoekstra family
September 4 & 5
And amazed we were.
Dutch and Frisian gifts for the family.
Yvonne and Paul their place.
Tante Rudy is also there.
Skype with my parents and nephew Thomas.
Wonderful family summer dinner with salad, spare ribs and sweet corns.
And some sweet stuff and fruit.
Tante Rudy, Bill & Anne, Aaron, Jacqueline, Yvonne
Now with Neil in Dutch orange.
Claire was also there, she is not on my pictures.
Canadian butter tarts.
Our Airbnb place with Mei and Gilles.
We had a very pleasant stay with them.
Tante Rudy her place, this is where they take those wonderful Christmas family group pictures.
Uncle Sjoerd his room at the end, with garden view
Wonderful lunch with Tante Rudy, Paul and Yvonne
The celebration days calander.
Leaving for a tour to visit this area.
With more than 60 years of family history.
Several family members have worked here.
Uncle Sjoerd also in the garaga behind the Knox school in Bowmanville.
Knox Christian School
The Rehoboth Christian Reformed Church in Bowmanville
Behind this house on Elgin Street was the barn where Sjoerd and Rudy started
The house on Third Street
The house on Liberty Street where they lived 30 years.
The hill house on Liberty Street
Anne & Bill in Bowmanville
The Bowmanville POW camp
Also known as Camp 30 was a Canadian-run POW camp
for German soldiers during World War II located (2020 Lambs Road).
After the war ended, the POWs were shipped back to Europe, and
the site resumed its use as a school.
The property remained as a boys training school until 1979
and various acamedic used until 2008
In present times, the P.O.W Camp 30 is greatly neglected.
In 2013, Camp 30 received a spot on Heritage Canada's list for 'The top 10
endangered places of 2013' mainly because it was scheduled to be demolished, due
to neglect of the buildings, and the value of the land to a developer.
This demolition plan was cancelled later in 2013, after it was named a National
Yvonne is a tough biker girl.
Never tried this before. I liked it.
Time for Pizza
We had a great time with all of you.
See you next time!
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