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Booze, Broads & Brothels: A Spicy, Sex-Positive History of Calgary’s (Almost) Oldest Profession
January 23 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pmFree
By Chinook Country Historical Society
Associate Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies, Mount Royal University
Notoriously known as the booze, brothel and gambling capital of the Canadian West, early Calgary was home to dozens of entrepreneurial sex workers. This talk will introduce you to a few of these dynamic women, whose clients were the miners, ranchers, NWMP officers, and CPR railmen considered the “mavericks” of Alberta’s pioneering past. A walking tour based on this talk is also offered during summer months. For more info, go to http://yycsexworkwalkingtour.weebly.com