Abram J. Thiessen also served in a forestry camp. Then, in 1943, he was assigned to farm duty.
Choosing conscientious objection to war was not an easy choice. Young men made this decision with help of family and friends.
There were nearly fifty alternative service camps in British Columbia.
The plan was to construct an 11 meter long, 1000 ton (1:50) model for testing.
Menno Klassen, for example, devoted his whole life to peace and relief efforts.
Henry R. Baerg served as a conscientious objector in various national parks and on a farm.
Norman Levi Weber worked in a forestry camp in Ontario. There, unlike in the BC Forestry Service, the COs interacted with non-COs on the job.
“When I returned on the bus from Rosthern after graduating,” writes David Janzen, “a couple of drunken soldiers sitting behind me raised questions