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.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Women's History Network of BC - new fax #

Please note - the Women's History Network of British Columbia - WHN/BC has a new fax number. Thank you.

604 420 2770

The contact information on our website is otherwise correct. The website will be updated as quickly as possible.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year from the Women's History Network of BC - April-May 2010 Events

Tuck's Post Card, unused. New Year Post Cards Series #145; coloured; divided back. Private collection.

Happy New Year from the Women's History Network of British Columbia/WHN/BC!

2010 promises to be a busy year for WHN/BC.

Join us at our first Women's History Fair, Saturday, April 10th, in Vancouver at the Central Branch of the Vancouver Public Library, co-sponsored with the Herstory Cafe, the Vancouver Courier newspaper and the Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch. Registrations are now being taken for groups or individuals wishing to bring displays to the Women's History Fair. Space is limited, so register now.

And May 6-8th, meet us at the British Columbia Historical Federation/BCHF conference, also in Vancouver, at the Plaza 500 Hotel. You don't need to be a BCHF member to attend the conference, or the workshops on family history and community history outreach. And the 2010 BCHF Conference Book Fair will be open to the public free Friday, May 7th, from noon to 5 pm.