Literary Accomplishments Books Written by Club Members
54 West Gate: Stories of Ralph Connor House?
54 West Gate is an easy read and makes an excellent gift for the price of $ 20.00. All proceeds are directed to the preservation of this National Historic site. It is available through the Club office and at local book stores.
The First Women of 54 West Gate Helen Gordon and Her Six Daughters
"An affectionate compilation by the Heritage House Conservation Committee--Book Project Team" which included Jan Christie, Agnes Collins, Lorraine Cook, Diane DeGraves, Irene Legg and Dianne Shefford.
"Much has been written about Rev. Charles W. Gordon (Ralph Connor) and his son, King, and about their distinguished careers. This book focuses on the lives and achievements of Helen and her six daughters: Mary, Gretta, Lois, Ruth, Marjorie and Alison--the first women to give life to the house at 54 West Gate in Winnipeg."
The book depicts the lives of seven spirited, talented and capable Canadian women. It is a compilation covering almost 150 years to tell the stories of the the Gordon women. They lived through good times and bad, two world wars, floods, depressions, ,from horse and buggy days to moon walks and electric cars.
The book is available at the Club office at 54 West Gate for $20.
The Most Important Available Reserve of Manpower
Morriss, Geraldine (editor)
In the House of Commons on March 24, 1942, Prime Minister Mackenzie King stressed what had become patently obvious: Canadian women “were the most important available reserve of manpower.” Hence the title of this book written by a team of members of the University Women’s Club of Winnipeg. It was a fundraiser for the club’s Scholarships. A collection of fascinating accounts of how the member herself or a female relative played a role in the Canadian war effort in either World War 1 or World War 2.
Published in 1996, this book is a series of wartime recollections by members and friends of the University Women's Club of Winnipeg. It is available on AbeBooks.com and Amazn.ca websites, Winnipeg book stores which carry rare or used books and in the Winnipeg Public Library system.
EXTRAORDINARY ORDINARY WOMEN: MANITOBA WOMEN AND THEIR STORIES
This book is another team effort by members of three Manitoba women Clubs of the Canadian Federation of University Women ... It was published in 2000, containing 95 pages and the Forward by Doris Mae Oulton.
The book is dedicated to Helen Gordon, 1876 1961 , wife of the Rev. Charles W. Gordon (Ralph Connor).. A mother of 7 children who was a tireless worker for her church and community.
The focus is on 42 Manitoba women who , as of 2000, had not received significant recognition for their contributions to their communities.
The chapters involve:
|Women & the Fur Trade||Women & Commerce||Women in the Labour Force|
|Farm Women||Women & Education||Women as Community Builders|
|Women & the Arts||Women in Wartime||Community Activists|
|Women as Healers|
This book was a great success and is now available on both Amazon websites, AbeBooks.com in the library systems of Winnipeg and Toronto from booksellers who have rare and used books and the Manitoba Legislative Library on Vaughan Street. ISBN 0968788049.