Category Archives: From the archives

From the archives: Aileen Meagher (Herstory 2012)

Aileen Meagher represented Canada at the 1931 Olympics and went on to become one of Canada’s most successful athletes during the 1930s. Born in Edmonton in 1910, Aileen grew up in Halifax and attended Dalhousie University, where she earned a … Continue reading

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From the archives: Judy LaMarsh (Herstory 1977)

Before her entry into politics, Judy LaMarsh had trained as a teacher, mastered drafting and the Japanese language while in the army, and had realized her life-long ambition to become a lawyer. Her ability won her the Minister of Health … Continue reading

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From the archives: Violet McNaughton (Herstory 1974)

Violet McNaughton came to Canada in November 1909 to join her father, William Delamark Jackson, who was farming in Saskatchewan. For a year she lived in a sod hut on the prairie, sleeping at night in a room which served … Continue reading

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From the archives: Akua Benjamin (Herstory 2007)

“Why don’t we have social workers at the airport? The need is so great, considering that a large majority of immigrants and refugees arrive in Toronto, yet there are no social workers attached to immigration.” – Akua Benjamin, 2005. Akua … Continue reading

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From the archives: Abigail Becker (Herstory 1977)

One November night in 1854, the heavily-laden schooner Conductor was driven aground and smashed during a fierce storm over Lake Erie. The seven surviving sailors clung to the rigging until morning when they were sighted by Abigail Becker from her … Continue reading

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From the archives: Lucille Johnstone, “Tugboat Annie” (Herstory 2007)

Lucille Johnstone was born in 1924 in Vancouver. “Her grandparents advised her parents against sending her to high school, but she went anyway, working after school to pay for her books and clothes.”1 “I went to a high school that … Continue reading

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