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Posted by on Sep 4, 2014 in General News

Extraordinary Lives: Inspiring Women of Peel, VOWs first President Helen Tucker

Helen Boorman Tucker







Read about Canadian Voice of Women founder Helen Tucker 


Extraordinary Lives: Inspiring Women of Peel


Winner of the “The Credits” Heritage Mississauga Award 2013  see details here

CFUW Mississauga (Canadian Federation of University Women) has published book of profiles on exceptional women of Peel County.  Written by our own members, the fully illustrated book showcases the lives of 36 women, past and present, who have made outstanding contributions to our community over a 200 year period.  These women have helped to shape or change the history of Mississauga.

Peel County encompasses Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon and although it possible to locate where many of the historical women featured in the book lived, some place names have changed and the landscape has been radically altered, particularly in Mississauga and Brampton, by urban development and growth.   Researching some of these stories has been an exercise in detection but, early in the project, a decision was made not only to include historical figures but also to showcase some of the very special women who are part of the contemporary landscape in Peel.  The result is a book of thirty six illustrated biographies featuring a group of remarkable women who are all connected in the past or present to Peel County.

Click here to view a slideshow of the women whose profiles are included in the book.

The book will be an enduring historical record of Canadiana.   Profits from the sale of the book will go towards post-graduate scholarships and fellowships for Canadian women through the CFUW Charitable Trust.

CFUW Mississauga wishes to thank all those who have made this publication possible, including The Hazel McCallion Foundation for the Arts, Culture and Heritage.

CFUW Mississauga will begin the celebration its 60th anniversary with the launch of Extraordinary Lives: Inspiring Women of Peel, at our first meeting on Monday, September 10th, 2012.  Books will be delivered following the launch.  On Saturday, September 29th at 2pm our first public event will be held at the Lorne Park Library Branch.

Books may be purchased for $29.95. We will try to deliver the book to to those who have placed orders in Peel region. Outside this area shipping cost would be $8.25 per book. Multiple orders will be quoted on a individual basis.

Click here to obtain an Order Form