Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Women on Ice Book Launch - Women and hockey in Canada's West. Jan 24 in Vancouver

Women on Ice by Wayne Norton, 2009

The book launch for Women on Ice: The Early Years of Women’s Hockey in Western Canada by Wayne Norton will be at the Rhizome Cafe in Vancouver on Sunday, January 24, 2010 at 6 pm.

"Women on Ice follows the fortunes of the Vancouver women as they encountered teams from Victoria and New Westminster and the powerful squads from Calgary and Edmonton — teams that deserve to be legendary, but are now largely forgotten. Also profiled are teams from what was the geographic heart of women’s hockey in British Columbia until the First World War, the Kootenays, as well as some of the dominant teams of the postwar years from Alberta."

Women on Ice, published by Ronsdale Press in 2009, is thoroughly researched, easy to read and well illustrated too.

The author, Wayne Norton, has been researching women's hockey in the West for many years. He's a former teacher, and now is a writer and historical consultant. He's written two previous Canadian history books, A World Apart: The Crowsnest Communities of Alberta and British Columbia and Kamloops History: Fictions, Facts and Fragments.

Women on Ice book launch, 6 pm, Sunday, January 24, 2010. Rhizome Cafe, 317 East Broadway, Vancouver, BC. Free entry to this event. Food and beverages available for purchase.

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