John Rowand Night and AGM


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Special Event
Gathering
Hosted By
Edmonton & District Historical Society

Event Details

Enjoy delicious food and exciting entertainment!

PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE!!! 

TUESDAY, APRIL 18, 2017
Cocktails: 6 pm    Dinner: 6:30 pm    Program: 8:00 pm

On the Firing Line: Women Journalists at War

Presented by Debbie Marshall - freelance writer, editor, historian, and playwright

A group of women wrapped in furs and warm winter cloaks stands on the quay at Boulogne. Around them surges a blue, red, and khaki sea of French, British, and Belgian soldiers. White-veiled nurses run alongside patients being carried on stretchers onto waiting ships. There are shouts, marching orders, and whistles as the women stand silently watching, absorbing the details of what they are seeing, overcome by the reality that they are on the doorstep of the Great War. They are the first party of female Canadian journalists allowed into France to visit the lines of communication.
These "special correspondents," posted overseas to provide a female perspective on the conflict, will send home hundreds of articles describing the impact of the war on women on the home front as well as women living and working near the fighting.
In this talk, Debbie will describe the lives of three women journalists during WWI and share a few of their many stories.

The Annual General Meeting will follow the presentation.

Faculty Club of Univeristy of Alberta
11435 Saskatchewan Dr NW, Edmonton, AB T6G 2G9

Ticket prices:
Members and Non-members - $40
Coupon and payment due by April 13, 2017. 
WE PREFER COUPON AND CHEQUE PRE-PAYMENTS. HOWEVER, DUE TO THE DATE CHANGE, WE WILL ACCEPT PHONE OR EMAIL NOTICE AND PAYMENTS AT THE DOOR.
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Sorry NO refunds.

Phone 780.439.2797 or email info@historicedmonton.ca for details.


Price

Fee Event

Members and Non-members - $40.00
Coupon and payment due by April 13, 2017
Sorry NO refunds

Pre Registration is Required By

April 13, 2017

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Full Wheelchair Access

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