Fresh from the Publisher

                 Launched at 54 West Gate

                 on Saturday, September 13, 2014

"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."

This lavishly illustrated 8 chapter book depicts the lives of 7 spirited, talented and capable Canadian women.

Your copy is available for $20 from the office at Ralph Connor House. 

 

                                                 The authors:  Agnes Collins   Irene Legg   Jan Christie   Lorraine Cook   Dianne Shefford  (inset)  Diane DeGraves

                                                                                                                         (photo by Pamela McFarlane)

THE "OFFICIAL" LAUNCH IS SUNDAY, MARCH 8, 2015 IN RECOGNITION OF INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY.

McNALLY ROBINSON'S BOOKSELLERS      GRANT PARK    2:00 PM   IN THE ATRIUM    REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED

THE AUTHORS WILL BE PRESENT TO DO READINGS AND GIVE MORE BACKGROUND ON THEIR EXPERIENCES RESEARCHING THE LIVES OF THESE FASCINATING CANADIAN WOMEN.  COME AND CELEBRATE WITH US!

 

 

The Friends of Ralph Connor House -- Book Launch

Sunday March 08, 2015 2:00 pm,   Winnipeg,   Grant Park in the Atrium

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Launch of The First Women of 54 West Gate: Helen Gordon and Her Six Daughters.

The year 2014 marked the 100th Anniversary of Ralph Connor House, a Winnipeg mansion built from the proceeds of Reverend Charles Gordon’s (a.k.a. Ralph Connor) famous novels. This is another look into ‘the Gordon world’ – historically part of the social gospel movement in Winnipeg. It follows the publication of 54 West Gate: Stories of Ralph Connor House a decade ago.

This book is an affectionate compilation covering almost 150 years to tell the stories of the Gordon women. They lived through good times and bad, two world wars, floods, depressions, births, deaths, from horse and buggy days to moon walks and electric cars.

These are their stories.

Those involved in the creation of this book are                        Agnes Collins    Jan Christie    Dianne Shefford  .

                                                                                                                     Irene Legg    Lorraine Cook                     (Diane DeGraves)