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TO WAR IN SILK AND HIGH HEELS: CANADIAN NURSING SISTERS OF WORLD WAR 1

It is said that World War 1 was Canada’s coming of age as a nation. For the young women who volunteered to go overseas as nurses during the conflict, this was even more true. As they proved themselves in the field, they forged a path for professional women, especially within the Canadian Armed Forces, and at the same time opened the door to many advances for women of all stations at home across Canada. This presentation takes a look at the lives of some of these pioneering women, what they faced, and how they coped with the devastating effects of the War to End All Wars.

December 8, 2015, 7:30 PM – Battlefield House Museum, 77 King St. West, Stoney Creek, Ontario, L8G 5E5 (mapPhone:  905-662-8458

Admission: Free