Heritage Fair 2018

Celebrating Women in LondoN

Join the London Heritage Council and the London Public Library for the 6th Annual Heritage Fair “Celebrating Women in London," a commemoration of the contribution of women in our city on Saturday, February 17, 2018 from 9am - 3pm.

In honour of the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage, the 2018 Heritage Fair will shine a light on the role women have played in shaping our community. The event will feature prominent guest speakers, interactive activities such as pottery making, henna tattooing, a film screening, and a drumming circle, as well as an informative Exploration Zone featuring 25 local organizations, all showcasing women in our community. 

Heritage Fair 2018 Speakers (Stevenson Hunt Meeting Room)

10am-10:45am: Leslee White-Eye was the first woman to serve as Chief of the Chippewas on the Thames First Nation in 2015 in more than 60 years. 

11am-11:45am: Saidat is a motivational Hip-Hop artist, children’s entertainer, speaker, author, singer and songwriter.

1pm-1:45pm: James Stewart Reaney is a journalist who will speak about Victoria Grace Blackburn, managing editor of the London Free Press in 1918.

Interactive Activities (Flex Space located inside the Library)

9:30am-2:30pm: London Muslim Mosque will have henna tattoo artists, learn how to wear a hijab, and write your name in Arabic. 

9:30am-2:30pm: Learn pottery making from female potters from the London Clay Art Centre.

12pm-1pm: Performance by Warrior Womyn of the +Positive Drum group 

Film Viewing (Tonda Room)

12pm-1pm: Women on the March, a 1958 feature film from the National Film Board of Canada exploring the women’s suffrage movement.

Exploration Zone (Hudson Bay Passageway)

9am-3pm: Participating organizations include 427 Wing London and Spirit of Flight Aviation Museum, ACO London, Brescia University College, Friends of Brick Street Cemetery, London Children's Museum, Eldon House, Fanshawe Pioneer Village, Heritage London Foundation, Jet Aircraft Museum, London and Middlesex Historical Society, London Clay Art Centre, London Muslim Mosque, London Police Service - Canada, Ivey Family London Room at London Public Library, Museum London, Museum of Ontario Archaeology, Ontario Genealogical Society, The Royal Canadian Regiment Museum, Secrets of Radar Museum, Sisters of St Joseph, Western University Archives, Women & Politics, Women's Canadian Club, and Women's Events Committee.