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Surrey Archives to shine spotlight on ‘Her-Story’

25oct9:30 am4:30 amSurrey Archives to shine spotlight on ‘Her-Story’9:30 am - 4:30 am

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The stories of women can often be overlooked or hidden in history.

On Oct. 25, join the Surrey Archives at Fleetwood Library in reading records against the grain to uncover the numerous and distinct contributions of women from Surrey’s past.

“The talk will highlight some of the stories of women who have made a lasting impact in our community,” said Archivist Chelsea Bailey of the timely talk that is being held in conjunction with Women’s History Month.

For 2019, the theme of Women’s History Month is “Making an Impact” in honor of the women and girls who have made a lasting impact as pioneers in their field.

Some of the women featured in this upcoming talk include:

  • Jean Turley and Helen Beaton – Surrey’s first female volunteer firefighters in 1960, serving at Johnston Heights Fire Department Fire Hall No. 6
  • Rita Johnston – first female premier in Canadian history
  • Honey Hooser – a noted weaver who settled in Surrey with her husband in 1921 and used her passion for weaving as a means of bettering the lives of others.

This free talk is geared towards participants 13. To register, call 604-502-6459. Fleetwood Library is located at 15996 84 Ave.

For more information, call the Surrey Archives, Tuesday to Saturday at 604-502-6459 or visit Follow us on Facebook at @HeritageSurreyBC.

Newton Girl’s Softball team in 1957.

The first elected female councilor in Surrey, Alderman Rita Johnston with her “Petticoat Parade” in December 1971.



(Friday) 9:30 am - 4:30 am


15996 84 Avenue

Surrey, BC

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