Happenings in History

Member Sonya Grypma has an article published in The Journal of Quality Advancement in Nursing Education (QANE). The article “Historically-Informed Nursing: The Untapped Potential of History in Nursing Education” can be downloaded here: http://qane-afi.casn.ca/journal/vol3/iss1/2/

Julie Lapinsky, a BCHNS supporter, alerted us to an article about a new memorial for First World War nurses.  To read the article click here: https://legionmagazine.com/en/2016/03/new-memorial-honours-first-world-war-nurses/

Be sure to visit the VGH School of Nursing Alumnae Association’s web site. It has a new look!  Click here:

Military Nurse Maxine Bredt at Vimy Ridge

Maxine was a delegate last week that travelled to Vimy Ridge with other veterans sponsored by Veteran’s Affairs Canada. She did her nurses training at  Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria and served in Italy & England in WWll

In this photo Maxine is at the tunnels with her daughter Christine on her left attended as her caregiver.

Maxine has been a lively member at RJH reunions & BCHNS luncheons attending with her nursing classmate, June Newton and they served together in the War.

Ethel Warbinek receives Honourary Membership

 

APRIL 13/17 The BCHNS held its AGM and the Officers for this year were presented. President: Kathy Murphy, Vice President: Sally MacLean, Treasurer: Sue Forshaw & Secretary: Lynne Esson.  Sally is the new member on the executive and we are happy she was willing to fill that vacant position.

The highlight of the evening was the presentation of Honourary Membership status to long time member Ethel Warbinek, who had been nominated by Glennis Zilm & seconded by Nan Martin.

Her page will be added soon to the Honourary Members section of this website.

Jessie Middleton 100th birthday

Jessie Middleton Celebrates her 100th Birthday

Nan Martin and Kathy Murphy were pleased to join with the family and friends of BCHNS member Jessie Middleton who celebrated her 100th birthday on November 12/2016.

Jessie arrived in her Royal Columbia cape and was delighted to see all who gathered to wish her well, including the Mayor of Abbotsford.

She received greetings from many elected and appointed leaders and was surrounded by beautiful displays of her past.