In recognition of Women’s History Month this October, we thank and celebrate women and girls, past and present, who continue to shape the Comox Valley, the coast and beyond. For this year’s national theme, Through Her Lens: Celebrating the Diversity of Women, here are three examples of community effort and long-lasting leadership.

Image Above: On October 17, 1929 delegates from the North Island Women’s Institutes met at the Native Sons Hall for a District Conference. Photo: CDM Sillence Collection

Image Above: Staff of the Comox Valley Cannery, September 1934. Charles Sillence photograph. Photo: 2004.42.133

In Knowledge’s, British Columbia An Untold Story, “THE NATIVE SISTERHOOD: Brenda Campbell and other Indigenous women establish ground-breaking advocacy group.” (1933) Explore Brenda Campbell’s many contributions and her role in the creation of the Native Sisterhood of British Columbia (NBBC) in 1933.