Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Women's History Network of BC - Newsletter On-line

The November 2010 WHN/BC newsletter is now on-line at the website: www.whnbc.ca

More news about the conference, 4 December 2010 in Victoria, book reviews, upcoming events and more about our members, as well as some snippets of British Columbia women's history.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Women's History Conference - Victoria BC - December 4, 2010

Zhindagee cover, author, publisher, Mahinder Kaur Doman Manhas (Victoria, BC: Zhindagee Publishing, 2010).

December 4, 2010, Victoria, BC

1 - 4 pm, Emily Carr Branch Library, Victoria, BC

History of Asian Indian 1st daughters in BC 1920-1950, with speaker Mahinder Kaur Doman Manhas, Anthology editor/publisher of
Zhindagee, Selected stories of our first daughters born in BC
Digitizing BC’s History, the BC Digitization Coalition.
$15 per person. Refreshments, free parking.
Emily Carr Branch Library,
3500 Blanshard St., Victoria.

Please pre-register: Women’s History Network of BC www.whnbc.ca

or e-mail: whnbc@shaw.ca Registration forms on the website.

Registration available at the door, but space limited.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Room Magazine - Past and Present

I just received my copy of the latest Room Magazine. Had my first browse through and I'm really looking forward to reading all of this issue - the theme is 'Past and Present'. The fiction writers included are Pearl Luke. Tracy Oliver, Lorrie Miller, Kristin Andrychuk, Jann Everard, Heather Debling and Valerie Laub, and the poets, Jan Wood, Adele Graf, Sandy Pool, Elena E. Johnson, Janet Hepburn, Lesley Washington, Lauren Carter, Bronwen McRae and Lesley Pasquin. And there's more...

This issue includes a thank you to the Women's History Network of BC (WHN/BC) as Room Magazine was one of the participants in WHN/BC's Women's History Fair earlier this year. Thanks for the thanks, Room!

And I noticed that two of my genealogy friends are mentioned, Lorraine Irving who gives cemetery tours at Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver and Celia Lewis who teaches genealogy.

Room Magazine began with the Growing Room Collective in Vancouver in the 1970s and was originally called Room of One's Own - from Virginia Woolf 's writing, so Room's already made lots of history itself. It's now Canada's oldest literary journal by and about women.

To learn more about Room, this Past and Present issue, future issues, or to subscribe, go to Room Magazine's website: http://www.roommagazine.com/magazine.html

Diane R

Monday, November 1, 2010

"Women in Wartime: Vivandieres and Land Girls" - November 11, 2010 - Vancouver BC

A special event for Remembrance Day in Vancouver, BC. with dance, song and historical talks.

"Women in Wartime: Vivandieres and Land Girls"

Remembrance Day, Thurs. 11th November, 2010 at 7:30 pm (doors at 7)

St James Community Square (3214 W 10th Ave at Trutch)

Through dance, music, and a literary/historical presentation, two significant groups of women will be highlighted: the vivandieres who brought supplies to 19th-century troops, and members of the Women's Land Army who provided agricultural labour during WW I and II while the men were away overseas.

Half of all proceeds will be donated to Doctors Without Borders.

For further info, please contact silkmothdance @ gmail.com (Please remove the spaces before and after @ when e-mailing.)