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Booze, Broads & Brothels: A Spicy, Sex-Positive History of Calgary’s (Almost) Oldest Profession

January 23, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Free

By Chinook Country Historical Society

Kimberly Williams

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

 

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Date:
January 23, 2018
Time:
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

Organizer

Chinook Country Historical Society

Venue

John Dutton Theatre – Calgary Library
616 Macleod Trail SE
Calgary, AB T2G 2M2 Canada
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