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The Victorian Order of Nurses of Canada 1897

To the present NOVA West Island

Speaker: Gloria Timmins
When: Thursday, September 21, 2023, 19:30 to 21:00
where: Centennial Hall,
             288 Beaconsfield Blvd, Beaconsfield, H9W 4A4
Lecture in English, followed by a bilingual question period

2023 09 21GloriaTimmons NovaThe Victorian Order of Nurses (VON) was founded in 1897 by Lady Aberdeen, consort to the then Governor General of Canada, Earl of Aberdeen (1893-1898). We will see how the VON played a part in Canada's history from the Klondike Gold Rush, the Halifax Explosion and two World Wars. In later years, we witnessed VON's decreased importance as a national institution, which gave birth to our own NOVA West Island.


Our speaker, Gloria Timmons, is a graduate of The Jeffery Hale Hospital and Concordia University. She was a clinical nurse with VON Ste. Anne &West Island and NOVA West Island for 28 years. She retired in 2017 and presently is a proud volunteer at the Thrift shop for NOVA, Beaurepaire.