Women Caring For Kamloops: 1890-1975


  • Andrew Yarmie


 By examining women’s volunteer associations, Women Caring for Kamloops:  1890 - 1975, breaks new ground in the history of Kamloops.  It moves the record of our city’s past away from the usual examination of male pioneers, politicians, and businessmen and provides us with the valuable contributions made by women to social values, health care, education, culture, and the overall improvement of the city.  Thoroughly researched, this book provides in depth accounts of the associations and the personal motives of the volunteers.  There is no attempt to idolize these women and their good works are balanced by their socially constructed prejudices and discriminatory behaviour.  While connected to national and provincial associations, Kamloops women faced local problems and this became the driving force for volunteerism.