Be a “Nice” Girl! : A Woman's Journey in the 20th Century
When Ruth asked the head of a major bank why qualified women weren’t being appointed to its board of directors, she was told to “be a nice girl…” The lines were drawn....
Bell, Ruth M. Be a "Nice" Girl! : A Woman's Journey in the 20th Century. Andrea McCormick Communications, 2004, more
Value Our Past...
Towards Equality for Women : A Chronology of Change and Achievements 1640-2010
An eight poster display about the history of the Women’s Movement in Canada developed as a Club Centenary Project and for the 2010 CFUW AGM by Marilyn Letts and the CFUW Local Arrangements Program Committee. Each poster covers a period of history and is organized in five areas: Associations, Suffrage/Rights/Role in Society, Education, Literature/Art/Media and Sports.
CFUW AGM 2010 Local Arrangements Program Committee. Value Our Past... Towards Equality for Women : A Chronology of Change and Achievements / compiled by Marilyn Letts and the Committee. Colour By Design, July 2010, more
Perseverance, Pranks and Pride – Tales of the One-Room Schoolhouse
Joy Forbes, CFUW/Kanata, has written a history of the one-room school houses of the Ottawa Valley and the crucial role they played in the community.
Forbes, Joy. Perseverance, Pranks and Pride - Tales of the One-Room Schoolhouse. Joyful Creations, 2010, more
From Monica With Love : Sketches of the Life of an English Quebecer in the Early 20th Century
Dorothy Horwood, one of our longtime active members, has written a memoir of her mother, Monica Philbrick Flannery (1898-1996), based on Monica’s letters, notes and conversations with Dorothy.
Horwood, Dorothy M. From Monica With Love : Sketches of the Life of an English Quebecer in the Early 20th Century. Baico Publishing, 2013, more
The Amber Coast : A Latvian Family’s Journey
The Amber Coast is the story of one family’s flight from war-torn Latvia, its struggle to survive, and then, to gather strength and begin again in a new country--first in Sweden and then in Canada.
Zandstra, Ilse. The Amber Coast: A Latvian Family's Journey. Llumina Press, 2010, more