Barbara Dickson, Canadian Historian
and Author to speak in Markham
Monday, November 13, 2017 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location: Markham Museum, Transportation Building
9350 Markham Road (west side, just north of 16th Ave) map
Barbara Dickson, Canadian historian and award winning
author, will be speaking at the Markham Historical Society on Monday,
November 13th about the unique and extraordinary role of women in the
munitions factories in WWII. She will focus specifically on Canada’s
sprawling top secret munitions plant that was operated in Scarborough,
what was then a rural community. The plant, known as GECO, comprised 346
acres of tunnels, 172 buildings and was where over 21,000 people,
predominantly women, worked around the clock for four years with high
Dickson’s book, "Bomb Girls: Trading Aprons for
Ammo" chronicles the lives of these Bomb Girls offering a glimpse into
the lives of these tenacious and dedicated women who risked their lives
working in such an environment and at a time when the concept of women
working outside the home was a cultural anomaly.
Copies of "Bomb Girls: Trading Aprons for Ammo" will be available to purchase at $27.00 (tax included) per copy
Cash or cheque only, please.
For more information contact Susan Smitko at firstname.lastname@example.org