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100 More Canadian Heroines

Famous and Forgotten Faces

Published September 2011

Description

Following the bestselling 100 Canadian Heroines, Merna Forster presents 100 more stories of amazing women who changed our country.

In this second installment of the bestselling Canadian Heroines series, author Merna Forster brings together 100 more incredible stories of great characters and wonderful images. Meet famous and forgotten women in fields such as science, sport, politics, war and peace, and arts and entertainment, including the original Degrassi kids, Captain Kool, hockey star Hilda Ranscombe, and the woman dubbed "the atomic mosquito." This book is full of amazing facts and trivia about extraordinary women. You’ll learn about Second World War heroine Joan Fletcher Bamford, who rescued 2,000 Dutch captives from a prison camp in a Sumatran jungle while commanding 70 Japanese soldiers. Hilwie Hamdon was the woman behind the building of Canada’s first mosque, and Frances Gertrude McGill was the crime fighter named the "Sherlock Holmes of Saskatchewan." Read on and discover 100 more Canadian heroines and how they’ve changed our country.

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Contributors

Merna Forster

Merna Forster is a historian who has also been an archivist and park naturalist. A recipient of the Canada 125 Commemorative Medal, she has been discovering historical heroines from coast to coast during her travels. She was awarded the 2016 Governor General’s History Award for Popular Media (Pierre Berton Award) for her work promoting women in history, and a Governor General’s Meritorious Service Decoration in 2017 for her work campaiging to include Viola Desmond on Canada’s ten-dollar bill. She lives in Victoria.

Julie Payette

Julie Payette, OC, CQ is a Canadian engineer and astronaut. Payette has completed two spaceflights, STS-96 and STS-127, logging more than 25 days in space.

Book Details

Paperback
September 2011
6x9 in
408 pp
9781554889709
PDF
September 2011
-
408 pp
9781459700864
ePub
September 2011
-
408 pp
9781459700857