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A Most Honourable Contribution: Women Who Shaped West Vancouver

May 26 @ 9:00 am - July 17 @ 5:00 pm

A Most Honourable Contribution: Women Who Shaped West Vancouver – May 26 – July 17, 2021

Centenary of Guiding in West Vancouver with Speaker Daphne Hales (date tbc).

An exhibition celebrating women whose contributions in the arts, business, education and politics helped form the character and the development of West Vancouver will be showcased at the West Vancouver Art Museum. This is a co- presentation with the West Vancouver Art Museum, West Vancouver Archives and the West Vancouver Community Arts Council.

The exhibition’s title is inspired by a speech on teaching and community service given by Gertrude Lawson in 1925. Daughter of John Lawson, known as the father of West Vancouver, she was a teacher, active in Guiding, and a homeowner.

As an adjunct to the exhibition, WVHS is producing a talk and presentation to celebrate the centenary of Guiding in West Vancouver that will feature Gwladys Davies. At this point, the talk, by Daphne Hales, is planned to take place at the Phyl Munday Nature House at Lighthouse Park, whether via Zoom or in person.  More details coming. Expected date is June or July.



May 26 @ 9:00 am
July 17 @ 5:00 pm


West Vancouver Art Museum
680 17th St
West Vancouver, BC Canada
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West Vancouver Art Museum
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