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Queen of the Hurricanes: The Fearless Elsie MacGill

Our latest book, written by Crystal Sissons, has been issued to members in hardcover, and is available commercially to the public as a trade paperback and an ebook, published by Second Story Press. Elsie MacGill’s life spanned much of the 20th century, and it was a life full of firsts. While she was still a child, Canadian women won the … Continue reading

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Review of Playing It Forward, by Evelyn C. White

Below is an excerpt from the spring 2014 edition of Herizon magazine’s review of our 2013 title. In the aftermath of the Winter 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, readers with an interest in the history of women and sport in Canada will savour Playing It Forward. In “Marginal Belonging,” Paralympics bronze medalist Danielle Peers discusses the triumphs and trials … Continue reading

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Femmes et sport: rebonds vers la victoire

La Gazette des femmes has just published an article featuring Playing It Forward, called Femmes et sport: rebonds vers la victoire. Read it here. « C’est comme si chaque fois que nous, les filles, on obtient quelque chose, on l’enlevait aux gars. C’est culturel : c’est un peu par le sport que les garçons apprennent à être de vrais gars. … Continue reading

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ProMOTION Plus celebrates Playing It Forward

In October, 2013, at its Vancouver conference, In Her Footsteps, ProMOTION Plus celebrated the launch of Playing It Forward. Several contributors were on hand to sign copies. Top to bottom: 1) signed copies 2) Marion Lay, Patti Hunter, the Honourable Coralee Oakes, Sandry Kirby, Trisha Smith 3) Charmaine Crooks. Photos by Christine Graham.

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Restore Our Anthem

Have you heard about this campaign? Let’s include all of “us” in the lyrics. Visit the website www.restoreouranthem.ca to make your views known now!

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Now Available – Playing It Forward: 50 Years of Women and Sport in Canada

Our 4th book is out! Edited by Guylaine Demers, Lorraine Greaves, Sandra Kirby and Marion Lay, this book takes us inside the world of sport in Canada. It shines a light on the efforts of a wide range of players, from school girls fighting for the opportunity to play, to politicians and academics defining policy and developing theory. What they … Continue reading

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A Compelling History

Review by Shannon Devine, Our Times, Feb/March 2013 FEMINISM À LA QUÉBÉCOISE — from the very title I was enthralled. Originally titled Le féminisme québécois raconté à Camille (Quebec Feminism As Told To Camille), the book is an entertaining and highly readable account of the feminist movement as described by acclaimed Quebec women’s historian Micheline Dumont. Originally published in French … Continue reading

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Coming in 2013

The FHS is in the midst of editing our next book, due out early fall. Here’s a bit about what you have to look forward to! Playing It Forward: 50 Years of Women and Sport in Canada reveals the voices of many athletes, coaches, leaders and activists across the spectrum who contributed to systemic change in the world of sport. … Continue reading

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Announcing Playing It Forward: 50 Years of Women and Sport in Canada

The Feminist History Society’s 2013 book of the year will focus on sport. Here is just a taste… Below: Chantal Petitclerc, Sylvie Beliveau, skiier, sychronized swimmers

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New History of Quebec Feminism

The following article by Shari Graydon appeared in the Sherbrooke Record in December, 2012. Even before Pauline Marois was elected Premier of her province, she and Quebec Solidaire’s Francoise David made history earlier this year as the first two female candidates facing each other in a Quebec election leadership debate. Afterwards, pundits expressed surprise at how effective David was, considering … Continue reading

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