WOMEN'S HISTORY NETWORK OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
Celebrating British Columbia Women's History
2010 British Columbia Events & Activities
CHECK OUT THIS MONTH IN HERSTORY
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UPCOMING EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES 2010
"Typical Cowgirl Western Canada" Bloom Bros, Winnipeg,
Canada postcard. Unused. Private collection.
Sunday, October 24, 2010 1-2:30 pm. A Canada's Women's History Month event.
Women's History tour of Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby. Sponsored by the Burnaby Village Museum, led by M. Diane Rogers.
$15; register on-line (code 229977): www.burnabyvillagemuseum.ca
Sunday, November 14, 2010 at the City of Vancouver Archives.
Researching Women in the Archives and in the
Family, by M. Diane Rogers of the British Columbia
Genealogical Society. A fundraiser for the Friends of the City of Vancouver
Archives. 1150 Chestnut St in Vanier Park. Friends of the City of Vancouver
Sunday, November 28, 2010 at Highcroft, 1489 McRae Avenue, Vancouver.
Special Collectibles Sale to benefit the Original Costume Museum Society (OCMS). 1:30 to 4 pm. Early entry at 12:30 for OCMS members. (Memberships can be purchased at the door.) Adminst $5.00. Vintage clothing and accessories, prints, books, toys, and more. (Not from the Museum's collections.) Original Costume Museum Society website: www.ocms.ca
Herstory Café - Herstory Cafe is a monthly get together in Vancouver - women’s history buffs can meet, hear a presentation, socialize and have a beverage or snack, all in a casual environment.
"The Impact of Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House Books or How a Series of Children's Books Helps Explain Anti-Government Sentiment in the U.S." by educator and author Anita Clair Fellman.
***Come early and have dinner with the guest speaker and others: 5:30pm-7:00pm. Dinner reservations required: 604 681-9321. Food and beverages for purchase***
Wilder's books, bestselling favourites for seventy-five years, offer an engaging picture, presumably true, of one family's late 19th-century pioneering experience on the Great Plains of the U.S. These beloved books are present everywhere in American life, and are the source of many people's understanding of the shaping influence of the frontier on U.S. character and history.
Anita Clair Fellman was previously Chair of Women's
Studies at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. She
also taught Women's Studies at SFU. Her most recent book is
Little House, Long Shadow: Laura Ingalls Wilder's Impact on
American Culture .
Sylvia Hotel, 1154 Guildford St on English Bay, in Vancouver. The talk is drop-in only; admission free, but seating limited.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 7:00pm-8:30pm, special presentation for Canada's Women's History Month at the Vancouver City Hall.
"Women and Food: A Vancouver Historical Perspective" Presented by the Herstory Cafe, The Women's Advisory Committee and Councillor Ellen Woodsworth, in the Council Chambers at Vancouver City Hall.
open to the public. The event will
feature a diverse and impressive panel of speakers presenting on
a variety of topics relating to our city's history, women and
food, including farming and gardens, food services, food
production, traditional & cultural food uses, food industry and
labour, business women, family stories and recipes and how women
today shape the food and sustainability movement.
A list of the guest speakers and more details will soon be at the HerstoryCafe.ca website: www.herstorycafe.ca
WHN/BC Conference, December 4, 2010 - 1 to 4 pm, Emily Carr Branch Library, Victoria
2010 Conference Poster - with details
2010 Conference Registration Form - Please pre-register as space is limited.
COMING UP IN 2011 -
May, 2011 - British Columbia Historical Federation conference, Powell River, BC.
See the BCHF website: www.bchistory.ca for more information.
VANCOUVER PARKS BOARD
Poster series for International Women's Day, Monday, March, 2010 - celebrating Vancouver's Remarkable Women.
See Vancouver's new Remarkable Women
here or ask at a Vancouver Recreation Centre or public library branch near
NEW BOOKS - launched in 2010
WOMEN ON ICE
Women on Ice: The Early Years of Women’s Hockey in Western Canada
by Wayne Norton.
More information: http://ronsdalepress.com/books/women-on-ice
TO BE FREE: A CELEBRATION OF BLACK HERITAGE ON SALT SPRING ISLAND - Book Launch
Every Goodbye Ain't Gone: a photo narrative of black heritage on Salt Spring Island
by Evelyn C. White and Joanne Bealy.
Available through Dancing Crow Press: www.dancingcrowpress.com
VICTORIA AREA, ONGOING
ST. ANN'S ACADEMY
In 2008 the Friends of St. Ann's Academy celebrated the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the Sisters of St. Ann in Victoria, and the establishment of St. Ann's Academy. See the Friends of St. Ann's Academy website for current events: www.friendsofstannsacademy.com/calendar.htm
Old Cemeteries Society of Victoria women's history tours, Victoria, B.C.
The Old Cemeteries Society of Victoria is in its 22nd year of offering cemetery tours. If you have information about or photographs of women buried at Ross Bay Cemetery or other Victoria Heritage cemeteries, please let them know.
Old Cemeteries Society of Victoria Website: www.oldcem.bc.ca
Lieutenant-General Ernest Charles Ashton Garrison Museum, Saanich.
Collection of Joan Kennedy memorabilia. Joan Kennedy was the main organizer
of the British Columbia Women's Service Corps in 1939, a model for the
Canadian Women's Army Corps. Open Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, 9am to noon.
No charge. Call first: 250 363 8346. Group tours arranged.
CFB Esquimalt Naval & Military Museum, at Naden, CFB Esquimalt
CFB Esquimalt Naval & Military Museum has a project collecting information about
women who served in the Women's Royal Canadian Naval Service (WRCNS) during
World War II.
See the Museum's WREN Registry: www.navalandmilitarymuseum.org/resource_pages/pavingtheway/wrcns_registry.asp
WATCH FOR MORE WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR 2010
2010 EVENTS, ACTIVITIES
PERSONS DAY, OCTOBER The Governor General's Awards in Commemoration of the Persons Case will be announced in October each year. Five awards, and one Youth award, are made annually. Website: Governor General's Awards in Commemoration of the Persons Case | Status of Women Canada
Person’s Day commemorates the successful conclusion of the ‘Persons Case’ in 1929—which decided that Canadian women were declared persons under the law and thus eligible for appointment to the Senate in Canada. Five Canadian women - the ‘Famous Five’- took this case to its conclusion: Emily Murphy, Henrietta Muir Edwards, Louise McKinney, Irene Parlby, and Nellie McClung.
West Coast LEAF (Legal Education and Action Fund) sponsors Persons Day breakfasts in in British Columbia every year. Office: 604-684-8772 or toll free in BC 1 866 737 7716. Website: www.westcoastleaf.org
Soup label, 1940s. Private collection.
If you know of current, ongoing or upcoming women's history related events
& activities in British Columbia, please send the information to
firstname.lastname@example.org or call Diane at 604 294 5369. Thank you.
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