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Memorable Manitobans: Edna Ida Forrester (?-1971)

Women’s and community activist.

She was active in community and church affairs, playing a vital role in organizing the Eastern Manitoba Musical Festival. Forrester was a life member of the Orde of the Eastern Star and the Manitoba Women's Institute. She served as President of the Manitoba Institute in 1956 and 1957 and as a member of the Federated Women's Institute of Canada. She represented Manitoba at the Biennial Conference of the Associated Country Women of the World in Columbo and in doing so, completed a journey around the world. She retained her keen interest in social affairs until the end of her life. She died at Emerson on 20 September 1971.

Sources:

This profile was prepared by Kris Keen.

The Winnipeg Free Press, Wednesday, 22 September 1971, page 45.

Page revised: 11 October 2008

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