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About herstorycalendar

The official blog for Herstory: The Canadian Women's Calendar. An annual publication that celebrates notable Canadian women, Herstory is produced by the Saskatoon Women’s Calendar Collective (SWCC) and published by Coteau Books. Visit our website at www.herstorycalendar.com.

Ada Lovelace Day: Shirley Tilghman

Ada Lovelace Day is a annual celebration of women in the STEM fields: science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The day was launched in 2009 as a way to bring attention to the many amazing women who have worked in the … Continue reading

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From the archives: GIRL GUIDES OF CANADA – GUIDES DU CANADA (Herstory 2012)

Photo: Peterborough and Kawartha Division Guide Rally May 6, 1963 Each goal attained was like a new badge. Guiding taught me to see goals and achieve them.  – Roberta Bondar (astronaut and former Girl Guide), 1989. Since 1910, the Girl Guides have … Continue reading

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From the archives: LOTTA HITSCHMANOVA (Herstory 2010)

Many Canadians will remember the accented voice of Lotta Hitschmanova from her radio and television commercials in the 1960s and ‘70s that made 56 Sparks Street the second most famous address in Ottawa and perhaps all of Canada. Lotta was … Continue reading

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This month in Herstory 2013: Alexandra Hubbard Morton

As a child growing up in Connecticut, Alexandra dreamed of studying animals in the wild. As a young woman, she went to California to work with Dr. John Lilly, a pioneer in underwater dolphin communication. There, she met a pair … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Brewster (1922 – 2012)

ELIZABETH WINIFRED BREWSTER August 26, 1922 – December 26, 2012 Elizabeth Brewster led a quiet life, but her poetry left a singular and insightful voice on the Canadian landscape. She was born in Chipman, NB, in 1922 and died in … Continue reading

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Breast of Friends win Gourmand World Cookbook Award

Congratulations to the authors of the Breast of Friends cookbooks! Featured in Herstory 2007, this group of “well seasoned” women from Foam Lake, Saskatchewan, has just won the Gourmand Award for best charity cookbook in North America, which was presented … Continue reading

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This week in Herstory 2013: Reverend Sky Starr

Reverend Sky Starr is a minister and therapist who helps families cope with violence in a troubled Toronto neighbourhood where guns and gangs have taken their toll on the community. After witnessing the emotional impact of violence, she established the … Continue reading

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