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Book summary ...
The Trials, Tribulations, and Triumphs of Opening a
Women's Shelter is about the early founders of one
of the first women's shelters in Canada. The book tells
the story of how a disparate group of women (and a few
men) saw a need to help women and young girls coming to
Edmonton with no place to go, and found a way to address
that need through pure determination in the late
1960s/early 1970s, at a time when the concept of a women's
shelter was an unknown entity.
Four of the early founders, Ardis Beaudry, Rose-Marie
McCarthy, Phyllis Ellis, and Lynn Hannley, formed a
committee to produce the book in conjunction with author
Marsha Mildon. The book chronicles the 50-year history
(1970-2020) and the stories of the people and
organizations who founded, funded, volunteered, and stayed
at Edmonton Women's Shelter and the subsequent shelters,
WIN House I, WIN House II, and WIN House III (Carol's
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Book launch ...
- Monday JUNE 1, 2020 was the official "virtual" BOOK LAUNCH - visit
- due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, a live,
in-person book launch is delayed until public gatherings
are permitted once again
& Housing for Women Book Society ...
- Author: Marsha
Mildon - writer, photographer, playwright
- Shelter founder & long-time President of the
Board: Ardis Beaudry
- Shelter founder & Secretary of the Board:
- Shelter founder, Board member & former Director of
Alberta Women's Bureau: Phyllis Ellis
- Shelter founder & Edmonton Social Planning Council
connection: Lynn Hannley
& Sponsors ...
Heritage Council | The Communitas Group
| CWL Edmonton
Diocesan Council | CWL
Alberta Mackenzie Provincial Council | Knights
of Columbus |