Paper Title

[2.1] "Femmes, Fables, and Foibles in Sport": An Examination of the Relationship Between the Second World War and the Success of the 1944-1945 Vancouver Hedlunds Women's Basketball Team.

Location

AE 263

Start Date

January 2020

End Date

January 2020

Disciplines

History | Philosophy | Political Science

Presentation Type

Presentation

Abstract

"Femmes, Fables, and Foibles in Sport" provides insight into the role women played on the home front in Vancouver during the Second World War through the lens of the Vancouver Hedlunds Women's Basketball team. This team existed only between 1939-1945 and, as a result, their experiences closely mirrored the overall female experience in Vancouver during the War. This paper examines the specific conditions created by the War and the role this had not only on the Hedlunds and their rise to fame as Canadian Champions, but also on the new roles women were expected to undertake during the War.

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[2.1] "Femmes, Fables, and Foibles in Sport": An Examination of the Relationship Between the Second World War and the Success of the 1944-1945 Vancouver Hedlunds Women's Basketball Team.

AE 263

"Femmes, Fables, and Foibles in Sport" provides insight into the role women played on the home front in Vancouver during the Second World War through the lens of the Vancouver Hedlunds Women's Basketball team. This team existed only between 1939-1945 and, as a result, their experiences closely mirrored the overall female experience in Vancouver during the War. This paper examines the specific conditions created by the War and the role this had not only on the Hedlunds and their rise to fame as Canadian Champions, but also on the new roles women were expected to undertake during the War.