| Mar 21, 2013

Dawn Dietrich is a doctoral student at Guelph University who has spent the last six months in Addington Highlands working on a social and environmental history of the region. She has been looking in depth at the history and current state of logging on Crown land, and much of her work has centred on logging. She has done some extensive interviews with local loggers who hold Crown land logging licenses. She also has an interest in the role of women in local communities.

“Women’s voices are largely missing from both historical literature and present day rural studies,” she said, and that is one of the reasons she will be hosting a Rural Women's Gathering at the Blue Bench Bakery & Café in Denbigh on Wednesday, March 27 from 10am - 1pm.

“I am interested in the roles that women played in the past as well as the present, in women's thoughts/perspectives on community well-being, and in the stories that women have to tell” Dietrich said.

All women are welcome to this free event. Plenty of homemade food and delicious treats will be served. The café is located in the new Addington Highlands Community Centre (Denbigh). Space is limited, so please call Dawn Dietrich at (519) 496-4688 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Monday, March 25.

“Even if some women can only make it for a short time, it would be great to see them, and to hear what they have to say.”

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