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18. Canadian Biographies
18. Canadian Biographies

The Vancouver Writers Fest presents
18. Canadian Biographies


The world's first female aeronautical engineer and other incredible Canadians come to life in this presentation with Elizabeth MacLeod, author of bright and empowering The Canadian Biography picture book series.

Meet Elsie MacGill. She was the world’s first female aeronautical engineer, born in 1905, who pioneered her career and the famous Hawker Hurricane plane. As a feminist, she championed women’s rights—many of which we enjoy today. Discover the fascinating life of MacGill and other incredible Canadians, including astronaut Chris Hadfield, civil rights activist Viola Desmond and record-breaking Indigenous athlete Tom Longboat with author Elizabeth MacLeod. The Canadian Biography series will delight kids with bright, comic illustrations, and the empowering message this series offers— especially timely given an increase in encouraging interest in STEM.

Suitable for grades 2-5.

Wednesday, October 23 at 10:15am
The NEST, 1398 Cartwright St

Ticket Prices
$20 - Regular
$18 - Members/Seniors
$15 - Youth (under 30)

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