Tuesday, June 30, 2009

North Vancouver's waterfront walking tours - 2009 - British Columbia, Canada

The North Vancouver Museum and Archives is again presenting walking tours of North Vancouver's waterfront in 2009 with the WaterFront Production's costumed Shipyard Guys and Gals. Hear all about North Vancouver's wartime history.

Some time ago I took a tour and can recommend this - fun and educational! Walking tours are a great way to learn about local history. I'll be going again this year.

These tours are free and are wheelchair accessible. About 45 minutes each. Groups with special needs are welcome. You don't need to pre-register.

Meet at the PGE Railway Station,at the foot of Lonsdale Avenue, daily Wednesday to Sunday, 1:30-3 pm, till Labour Day.

You can also prebook a group or private tour. To book or for additional information, call Waterfront Productions: 604 990 3700 extension 8008 or call 604 987 5612.

E-mail: nvmac@dnv.org

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Skeletons in the Closet: The Eternally Wounded Woman..." talk and slide show, 27 June 2009, Museum of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

"Skeletons in the Closet: 'The Eternally Wounded Woman': Women, Exercise and Doctors in the late Nineteenth Century" a talk and slide presentation by Patricia Vertinsky, Sports Historian and UBC Human Kinetics professor.

Saturday June 27, 2009
1pm - 2pm
Museum of Vancouver, 1100 Chestnut St. (in Vanier Park)

More info: www.herstorycafe.ca

Free admission

"Vertinsky examines the debate about women and exercise from the points of view of the male medical establishment, the early pioneer female doctors, intellectual feminism and the developing profession of psychology.... What men and women doctors had to say about female health and physical activity had an important impact upon the lifestyle and outlook of middle-class women and provided a legacy which has had a lasting effect," a quote from the back cover of Vertinsky's book, "The Eternally Wounded Woman: Women, Exercise and Doctors in the late Nineteenth Century". This talk incorporates the themes of culture, physicality and the making of the female body.

Dr Patricia Vertinsky is a Distinguished University Scholar and Professor of Human Kinetics at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. She is a social and cultural historian working across the fields of women's history, sport history and sociology, popular culture and the history of health and medicine.