Tag Archives: Order of Canada

Herstory 2015 preview: Centenarian Thelma Finlayson

Born in 1914, Thelma Finlayson is a retired entomologist living in Burnaby, B.C. She was the first woman to be hired at Dominion Institute for Biological Control, but when she married in 1940, government regulations restricting married women from public … Continue reading

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From the archives: Catherine Hennessey (Herstory 2012)

Born in September 1933, Catherine G. Hennessey was raised in Charlottetown near the city’s historic Queen Square and has lived, for the most part, on Prince Edward Island. Her enthusiasm and passion for PEI’s “place in the world” has not … Continue reading

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From the archives: Pitseolak Ashoona (Herstory 1974)

Featured in Herstory 1974, artist Pitseolak Ashoona was “part of one of the last generations of Inuit who grew up with the traditional lifestyles enjoyed by the North American Inuit since before 1000 BC.” (Wikipedia) Pitseolak began drawing in the … 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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