Pioneer Women

I've been saying lately that it's harder than ever to be a woman. I still believe we live in a very complex world where the expectations and roles are many for us and we are bombarded with messages of how we should look, what our homes should look like, etc. etc., as well as encouraged to add career on top of everything we have traditionally done.

I recently had the pleasure of seeing a play in Assiniboine Park called, "The Bush Ladies", done by TheatreBytheRiver. It is a brilliantly acted/produced/written work by Molly Thom featuring four pioneer women's stories taken directly from their own writings. These were cultured British women who left everything to settle in Canada. Life was hard. Very hard. But through their tenacity, creativity, and adaptability, they survived and eventually thrived. It was very inspiring.

This is the last week it is being done. Go see it and you will be grateful for all you have around you.


"As much fun as you can have roughing it in the bush" CBC
"Invigorating and educational notch production" Winnipeg Free Press
"The performances are so good that you won't even realize you're learning" Uptown

Performed on the North Shore of the Assiniboine Park Footbridge

Wednesday August 13th 7:00PM
Thursday August 14th 4:30PM
Friday August 15th 7:00PM
Saturday August 16th 7:00PM
Sunday August 17th 4:30PM

Admission is by donation (suggested minimum donation of $10)

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