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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.

From the archives: Doris Anderson (Herstory 2011)

As editor of Chatelaine magazine from 1957 to 1977, Doris Anderson was a powerful voice for women’s rights in Canada, broaching contentious issues such as abortion, family abuse, divorce reform, pay equity and the problems of working mothers. “She set … Continue reading

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Herstory 2014 launch a success!

The 2014 calendar on display at the launch.   The Herstory: The Canadian Women’s Calendar 2014 launch and 40th anniversary celebration was held on Wednesday, Nov. 20 at McNally Robinson in Saskatoon. Patrons enjoyed hearing Saskatoon Women’s Calendar Collective members … Continue reading

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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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