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Virtual Book Launch for ‘On Their Own Terms: True Stories of Trailblazing Women of Vancouver Island’

May 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


An online book launch for Haley Healey’s debut book, On Their Own Terms: True Stories of Trailblazing Women of Vancouver Island.

We’ll start by traveling out to the white sand beaches and the dense, wet rain forest of Clayoquot Sound where the idea for this book was born. I’ll tell about why I thought this was an important project to undertake and some interesting nuggets of history I unearthed along the way. Then, I’ll read a few short excerpts from the book and we’ll have a question and answer session. Watch from the comfort of your living room with snacks of your choice. Would love to see you there and if you can’t attend, but want to check the book out, it can be purchased here. https://www.amazon.ca/Their-Own-Terms-Trailblazing-Vancouver/dp/1772033251

On Their Own Terms: True Stories of Trailblazing Women of Vancouver Island is a fascinating collection of concise stories about seventeen courageous, independent, and diverse women who shaped the history of Vancouver Island.
From the lush rainforest of Clayoquot Sound to the bustling city streets of Victoria, Vancouver Island has been home to an astounding number of inspiring women. On Their Own Terms: True Stories of Trailblazing Women of Vancouver Island celebrates the achievements of seventeen amazing heroines working in multiple fields, from world-famous artists to social activists to groundbreaking scientists and quietly defiant labourers. The diverse women in this engaging new collection include:

social activist and librarian Ann Haig-Brown (from Campbell River);
cultural teacher Elizabeth Quocksister (from Campbell River);
pioneer and midwife Tuwa ‘hwiye Tusium Gollelim, Mary Ann Gyves;
world-renowned algae botanist Josephine Tilden;
undiscovered aviatrix Lilian Bland;
Vancouver Island’s first African-Canadian teacher, Emma Stark; and
entrepreneur and bounty hunter Ada Annie Rae-Arthur, better known as Cougar Annie.

On Their Own Terms will delight and empower anyone looking for true stories of nineteenth- and twentieth-century women who confronted uncertainty, challenged gender norms, and excelled in their respective vocations. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, an educator, a rebellious spirit, or an armchair adventurer, these incredible women who thrived on Vancouver Island will captivate you.


May 24
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Haley Healey


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