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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.


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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