International Women’s Day is coming up on March 8. Here are some local ladies who have set the bar high.
I bet you didn’t know that the Vancouver Police Department hired the first female police officers in all of Canada. Well it’s true. Vancouverites Minnie Millar and Lurancy Harris were the first women on the force, joining the VPD June 18, 1912.
100 or so years later, the Vancouver Police Museum is honouring the achievements of these remarkable women, and all the VPD women since. Women in Policing puts the spotlight on landmark achievements of women on the force. The fascinating exhibit illustrates the struggle for gender equality in the VPD with anecdotes, interactive audio-visual elements, uniforms and photographs and other memorabilia.
You’ll find it all at the Vancouver Police Museum, located in the the historic City Morgue and Coroner’s Court in downtown Vancouver at 240 E. Cordova Street.
Get a sneak peek at the Women in Policing exhibit, including a shot of the notorious “Bunny Bus,” after the jump. Continue reading:
Cool Exhibit at the Vancouver Police Museum: Women in Policing – 100 Years in the VPD