Monday, October 24, 2011

Tonight's Community Dialogue: Women and War

Women and War - A Community Dialogue Session presented by The Firehall Arts Centre

October 24, 7pm
at the Peter Kaye Room, Central Library
350 W. Georgia Street

In the final dialogue session of our series, we will discuss the many roles and contributions of women during war times.

Joining the discussion is Siobhan Annand, Critical Care Nursing Officer in the Canadian Forces. Officer Annand has twice been deployed to Afghanistan and has also been posted in Haiti. She will discuss her experiences as a nurse and officer in today's Canadian Forces.

Featuring a presentation by Sheila Zerr and Nan Nartin, members of the BC Nursing History Society, about the role of the Nursing Sisters during WWI. Zerr and Martin will speak on the history of nursing sisters within the war and the chronology of nurses' roles from original inception into the battle ground abroad.

Both will be dressed in WWI Red Cross Nursing uniforms, one of which was worn at a European
uniforms, one of which was worn at a European Front Hospital.

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