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Past Author Events for 2011

Here's a schedule of events where Merna Forster has appeared in 2011.

  • Book Launch Tea
    Sidney, British Columbia
    September 24, 2011
    The first book launch event for 100 More Canadian Heroines! Journalist Adrienne Dyer wrote an article about it in the January 2012 issue of Boulevard Magazine: Victoria Author Merna Forster brings forgotten Canadian heroines into the light.

    100 More Heroines Cake
    100 More Heroines Cake, copyright M. Forster

  • Interview on All Point's West
    CBC Radio One, 90.5FM
    September 30, 2011
    Merna Forster was the guest of Jo-Ann Roberts. How encouraging that Jo-Ann was so excited about 100 More Canadian Heroines, and discovering many forgotten women!

  • Carr House
    Emily Carr House, copyright M. Forster
    Victoria: Celebration of Women's History Month and Book Launch
    Emily Carr House National Historic Site
    207 Government Street
    Victoria, British Columbia
    Sunday, October 2nd, 2011
    2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
    An enthusiastic crowd turned out for this celebration of Women's History Month in Victoria, and the launch of 100 More Canadian Heroines. Guests included MLA Ida Chong and David Clarke, family historian for The Butchart Gardens. Jennie Butchart is featured in the new book, and David Clarke spoke about the family. Door prizes were provided by the author and The Butchart Gardens. Merna is a member of the Victoria Genealogical Society, and arranged for Melanie Arscott and Sarah Hamster to set up a display and answer questions about family history research.
    The invitation
    Photo album on Facebook
    Art Openings website: info on Emily Carr House and some of the guests who attended the event.

  • Ottawa: Celebration of Women's History Month and Book Launch

    24 Sussex Drive
    24 Sussex Drive, copyright M. Forster

    Official Residence of the Prime Minister of Canada
    24 Sussex Drive
    Ottawa, Ontario
    October 4, 2011
    Merna Forster was the guest of honour at a celebration of Women's History Month and the launch of her new book 100 More Canadian Heroines. More.

  • Presentation re Great Canadian Women
    Victoria Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting
    Victoria, British Columbia
    October 13, 2011

  • Presentation re Great Canadian Women
    Victoria Daytime Newcomers Monthly Luncheon
    Cedar Hill Golf Course
    Victoria, British Columbia
    October 19, 2011
    More than seventy women turned out for this event. What a great group!

  • Frank Stanford
    Frank Stanford, copyright M. Forster
    Interview on CFAX 1070 with Frank Stanford
    Victoria, British Columbia
    November 11, 2011
    10:00 to 10:30 am (PST)

  • Presentation on Canadian Heroines in Politics and Reform:
    Featuring stories from Merna Forster's books 100 Canadian Heroines and 100 More Canadian Heroines.
    South Vancouver Island Federal Women's Liberal Commission
    Christmas Luncheon at Fireside Grill
    Victoria, British Columbia
    Saturday, December 10th, 2011

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