CONTINUING EDUCATION


 

THE HOME FRONT IN WINNIPEG DURING THE GREAT WAR  

    Jim Blanchard   University of Manitoba Librarian, Historian, Author

    Jim Blanchard   University of Manitoba Librarian, Historian, Author

                  4 TUESDAYS  9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.                                       SEPT. 30, OCT. 7, 14 and 21 

PRESENTER: Jim Blanchard       Jim, Librarian at the University of Manitoba, has written four books and a number of articles which focus on local Winnipeg history.  His most recent book is Winnipeg’s Great War: A City Comes of Age.  The theme of the book and this course is the impact of  WW1 on Winnipeg and its people.

 

COURSE OUTLINE:

Tues. Sept. 30: Winnipeg in 1914, economic and political changes and contributions to the war effort.  The roles of Temperance supporters including Dr. Charles W. Gordon (Ralph Connor), the rush to volunteer by young Winnipeg men and the large investment by citizens in war bonds.

Tues. Oct. 7:  Women "working to defeat the Kaiser".  The enormous contribution of Winnipeg women, a look at some outstanding individuals such as Dr. Ellen Douglass ( a Life Member of UWC Winnipeg) and Minnie Campbell and at the tireless work of the Women's Committee of the Red Cross.

Tues. Oct. 14: The divisive effects of conscription in Winnipeg and Canada and its effects on conscientious objectors and those groups who did not support military service.

Tues. Oct. 21:   The aftermath of the war, the return of the soldiers, the postwar depression, the General Strike and the 1919 civic election.

REGISTRATION: 

For UWC members the cost is $45.00. Registration opens on TUES. AUGUST 26, 2014.

For non-members the cost is $60. Registration opens on TUES. SEPTEMBER 2, 2014

To register please call the UWC office at 204-954-7880 or sign up at Ralph Connor House.         

Cheques should be sent by mail or left at the office at the time of registration.

Winnipeg Women Volunteer Reserves at Kinalmeaky Farms, Headlingley, MB     1915 Archives of Manitoba     Foote Collection

Winnipeg Women Volunteer Reserves at Kinalmeaky Farms, Headlingley, MB     1915

Archives of Manitoba     Foote Collection