The 100 Mile House & District Women’s Centre Society is selling calendars for $20, as a fundraiser to keep their programs going through the winter.
The calendar profiles women of attitude, action and adventure who have a connection to the Cariboo or British Columbia, says Stop the Violence counsellor Karen Beresford.
“These women speak to the strength and initiative of women to reach their goals, under challenging circumstances. This includes women who have defied social norms of their time to achieve their goals.”
Some of these women became notorious and are other stories are tales of women who just lived their lives and often went unnoticed for their incredible stories, she says. Beresford adds some stories people have heard about, but most are stories not often told.
“This calendar is HERSTORY – stories of women we need to pass on and hold on to. The calendar is beautifully done in full colour scrapbook style with historical pictures of people and places and stories of the women that are our history.
“We hope to acknowledge their lives and use HERSTORIES as a way to build up our own lives today.”
These unique and interesting calendars are available at A&B Photo, New Attitude Hair Design, Save-On-Foods, Nuthatch Books, Donex, Hub Insurance (both locations), REMAX Country Lakes Realty, Royal Lepage100 Mile Realty, Century 21, The Hills Guest Ranch, 108 Supermarket, and the 100 Mile House & District Women’s Centre.