Fonds MJ-94 - Women’s Safety Council Moose Jaw fonds

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Women’s Safety Council Moose Jaw fonds

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  • Variations in title: Moose Jaw Safety Council Women’s Division
  • Variations in title: Women’s Safety Council
  • Variations in title: Women’s Division Safety Council

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MJ-94

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  • 1960-1972 (Creation)
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    Women’s Safety Council Moose Jaw
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    Moose Jaw

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3 cm of textual records and 2 photographs.

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([1960-])

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The Women’s Division of the Moose Jaw Safety Council was formed in 1960, comprised of the safety members from the Council of Women. The first president was Mrs. Ruby Ward. There were ten members, later fourteen. In 1963, upon forwarding their constitution to the Saskatchewan Safety Council, the former Women’s Division of the Moose Jaw Safety Council was granted a charter (Charter No. 15), making them a full fledged member in the Saskatchewan Safety Council, and the first Women’s Safety Council in Canada. They were an independent group interested in the furtherance of special safety projects. An annual project was the “No thanks, I’m driving” campaign, where they sponsored radio advertisements and held a tag day, enlisting the aid of the local cadets to help collect funds. They sponsored safety poster contests in the Moose Jaw schools, and entered floats promoting safety awareness in local parades. The Women’s Safety Council also made monetary donations to service organizations for the purchase of items such as oxygen tanks, walkers and wheel chairs enabling former hospital patients to live at home.

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This fonds consists of the constitution, membership list, and certificate of charter of the Women’s Safety Council Moose Jaw. There are records of projects, correspondence and reports regarding poster contests, newspaper clippings and 2 photographs of their parade float. There is a photocopy of a group photograph. The original photograph was catalogued for the library archives. There is also a “Declaration of Responsibility” set out by the students of Queen Elizabeth School.

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Donated to the Archives by Nancy Gray.

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No further accruals expected.

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This fonds was re-boxed and foldered in 2004

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Box V 82

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