April 14, 1961 02:45
Incident Successful: No
Location: Wynndel, British Columbia Canada
Perpetrators: Sons of Freedom (SOF)
Event Type: Bombing/Explosion
Weapon Type(s): Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite (Time Fuse)
Organization Type: Religious,
Suicide Attack: No
Doubt Terror: No
1- Religious Figures/Institutions(Places of Worship)
Canadian Target: Yes
By foreigners against foreign target(s) in Canada:
Victims: 0 fatalities, 0 injuries
Perpetrators: 4 involved, 0 fatalities, 0 injuries
Description: "04/14/1961: A bomb comprising 36 sticks of dynamite (30 of them new, six very old), a watch, a battery, a detonator wire, and a piece of sack was placed at a basement window of an Anglican Church in Wynndel. The bomb, which was set to explode at 2:45 a.m. (the same time as the grain elevator bomb detonated), was probably prevented from exploding by a loose wire. It was deactivated by a military demolition expert on 15/04/1961. Four male Sons of Freedom (SOF) Doukhobors were eventually convicted in relation to the attempted bombing and were sentenced to terms ranging from three to ten years."
References: 1) "Kellett, A., Beanlands, B., Deacon, J., Jeffrey, H., & Lapalme, C. (1991). Terrorism in Canada 1960-1989, User Report no. 1990-16. Ottawa: Solicitor General Canada, National Security Coordination Centre, Police and Security Branch. p. 199."
2) "Ross, Jeffrey I. (1992). ATIC IV: Chronology of Domestic and International Terrorist Events in Canada, 1960-1990. Montreal, Qc: International Centre for Comparative Criminology. p. 4"