Grace, Grit and Gusto: Profiles of Remarkable Royal City Women
Grace, Grit and Gusto: Profiles of Remarkable Royal City Women recognizes New Westminster women, past and present, who have made significant contributions to their city, province and country. Largely overlooked by the history books, the achievements of these women range from activism to athleticism; from professional to cultural. Some of the remarkable Royal City women profiled include:
- Rhonda Larrabee, Chief of the Qayqayt First Nation
- Sarah Colley, a fervent social activist some called the 'CCF Mother'
- Dr. Ethlyn Trapp, the first woman president of the National Cancer Institute of Canada
- Lynn McDonald, who introduced and guided into law the first federal anti-smoking legislation
- Lorrie Williams, whose foundation has facilitated the education of hundreds of African girls
- Flora Ross the first matron of the BC Provincial Asylum for the Insane in New Westminster
- Beatrice Cave-Brown-Cave who brought to the Royal City the tradition of the Maypole dance
- Beth Wood, the first woman to become a New Westminster mayor
- Belle and Nsibe Puri, Belle being an award-winning CBC reporter and her mother, Nsibe, and extraordinary model of the best in community volunteerism
- Eva Markvoort, internationally recognized for raising awareness about cystic fibrosis and organ donation
- Muriel Kitagawa, a Canadian journalist of Japanese origin who bore witness to the impact of the war on Japanese Canadians
Books are $20.00 each and 100% of proceeds benefit WINGS (Women in Need Gaining Strength). WINGS operates New Westminster’s Monarch Place which shelters women and children fleeing domestic violence. Help these women find the Grace, Grit and Gusto necessary to reach their own potential.
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*COLLECTION ADDRESS: Books may be collected from Queen's Park Care Centre Gift Shop, 315 McBride Blvd, New Westminster V3L 5E8.
Shop Opening Hours: Mon 12-4, Tue 11-2, Wed 12-4, Thu 10-2, Sat 1-4, Sun 11-1
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