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Here's a schedule of events where Merna Forster has appeared in 2005.
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- Interview on 940 News
Hope you tuned in to "Book of the Week" in January, when the author was the guest of Lauren Schwartz. The 940 News website includes schedule information. Listeners to the station were able to enter a contest to win an autographed copy of 100 Canadian Heroines: Famous and Forgotten Faces.
- Presentation at Ottawa Public Library
Nepean Centrepointe Branch
Wednesday, January 26th, 2005 at 7:00 p.m.
Merna gave a presentation about some of the great Canadian women featured in her book 100 Canadian Heroines: Famous and Forgotten Faces.
- Display at OCDSB Secondary Social Science and Business Teacher's Professional Development Day
Ridgemont High School, Ottawa
Friday, February 11th, 2005
Merna Forster attended the Professional Development Day in the morning with a display about her educational resources related to women in Canadian history, including the website heroines.ca, the book 100 Canadian Heroines: Famous and Forgotten Faces, and the picture book Children of the Prairie.
- Presentation at OSSTF English Teacher's Professional Development Day
Woodroffe High School, Ottawa
Friday, February 11th, 2005 at 1:15 p.m.
Merna Forster was one of the panelists in the session What It Means to Be a Writer, along with a number of authors who belong to the Ottawa Independent Writers..
Presentation for Girl Guides
Presentation to Girl Guides, Parkwood Hills District
Photo by Janet Storey
February 22, 2005
Century Public School, Ottawa, Ontario
Merna Forster gave a presentation about Canadian heroines, for children and parents attending World Thinking Day celebrations. The event marked the joint birthday of Lord and Lady Baden-Powell , when Girl Guides and Girl Scouts around the world focused on international friendship. For the evening at Century Public School in Ottawa, Merna talked about some of the women featured in her book 100 Canadian Heroines: Famous and Forgotten Faces.
The girls then designed commemorative stamps for their favourite heroines. You can check out some of the artwork done by the Girl Guides.
- CBC Radio Interviews on "Ontario Today", for International Women's Week
March 7, 8 and 9th, 2005
Merna was a guest on Ontario Today, recounting stories of some fascinating heroines from Ontario.
- Interview on Rogers Television 22 Ottawa
March 8, 2005
On International Women's Day, Merna Forster was the guest of hosts Derick Fage and Catherine Marion on the television show Daytime. Merna shared a few inspirational stories from her book 100 Canadian Heroines: Famous and Forgotten Faces. The interview was broadcast live at 11 a.m., and repeated at 2, 5 and 11 p.m. More about the Daytime show.
- Book Signing at National Arts Centre
March 17, 2005
National Arts Centre, Fourth Stage
Merna Forster autographed copies of her book 100 Canadian Heroines: Famous and Forgotten Faces at a presentation on the Fourth Stage. As part of the community programming at the National Arts Centre, Ottawa Storytellers presented Women of Courage. The performance depicted the experiences of Marie Anne Lagimodière and other courageous women.
- Presentation for Girl Guides
March 29, 2005
202nd Guide Company of Blackburn Hamlet
Merna gave a presentation about Canadian heroines to Girl Guides in Blackburn Hamlet, Ontario. The program helped the girls earn their badges for the Women's History Challenge.
- Presentation for Students at Ridgemont High School
April 21, 2005
Merna Forster visited the grade twelve Writer's Craft course at Ridgemont High School. She gave a reading from her book 100 Canadian Heroines: Famous and Forgotten Faces and talked to the students about "the writer's life".
- Visit to J.H. Putman Intermediate School
May 11, 2005
Merna Forster visited the grade eight class at J.H. Putman Intermediate School and answered questions about her book 100 Canadian Heroines: Famous and Forgotten Faces. With the help of teacher Katie Stroud, the students had been conducting research about Canadian heroes and heroines. Even decorated the class door!
- Discussion with Ex Libris Book Club
May 17, 2005
Merna joined the Ex Libris Book Club for a telephone discussion about her book 100 Canadian Heroines: Famous and Forgotten Faces.
Presentation for Ottawa Women's Canadian Club
Merna Forster at Chateau Laurier
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September 15, 2005
Ballroom, Fairmont Chateau Laurier Hotel
Merna Forster was the guest speaker for members of the Ottawa Women's Canadian Club. Following the monthly luncheon at 12:30, she gave a presentation about some of the women featured in her book 100 Canadian Heroines: Famous and Forgotten Faces. Approximately 300 people attended the event. More about the
Association of Canadian Clubs.
- Panelist for national conference on Teaching, Learning, and Communicating the History of Canada
October 29, 2005
Merna Forster was a panelist in a conference session called "Women and the West". The conference, organized by the Association for Canadian Studies, was entitled New Frontiers in our History: 100 Years of Alberta and Saskatchewan in Confederation.
Edmonton from Westin Hotel, 2005
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