Historical society welcomes speakers of ill repute

Patrick Dunae and Aimee Greenaway to talk about houses of prostitution

  • Apr. 9, 2015 8:00 p.m.

Ian Hardy and the Board of Directors of the Ladysmith & District Historical Society, are very fortunate in having successfully invited two very interesting speakers to the Society’s Annual General Meeting.

They are Dr. Patrick Dunae, Research Associate at VIU also History Prof. at UVIC, author of several books, including the history of the Ladysmith Credit Union and Ms. Aimee Greenaway, B.A., B.Ed., Interpretation Curator at Nanaimo Museum.

Aimee is a 6th generation resident of Nanaimo and grew up in the former coal mining town of Extension

Patrick and Aimee will talk about the historical houses of ill-fame in Ladysmith, Nanaimo and Victoria.

Hardy said ” those women employed in the world’s oldest profession were part of an infamous slice of history, but history is history, be it pleasant or unpleasant to some citizens and we are very proud to have secured these two very qualified speakers, so please come along on April 21st to the lower program room in the Frank Jameson Centre. The meeting starts at 7.00pm sharp and we ask that you please arrive early enough for the meeting to start on time”

— submitted by Ian Hardy on behalf of the Ladysmith & District Historical Society