Fonds 481 Just-A-Mere-Ladies Club fonds

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[ca. 1950-1998]. — 6 pp. of textual records. — 62 photographs.


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Agency History

In the 1940s the ladies of La Glace formed a Red Cross Club. When the War was over, the organization continued under a new name, La Glace Ladies Club and then The JUSTAMERE Ladies Club. Some of the early members were Mrs. Norman Edgar, Mrs. Oscar Anderson, Mrs. Frank Kinderwater, Mrs. Roy Robinson, Mrs, John Soderquist, Mrs. Doris Atkinson, Mrs. Fred Bohn, Mrs. Carl Larson, Mrs. Harvey Webber, Mrs. Arnold Saunders, Mrs. Jack Robinson, and Mrs. Arnold Christianson. In later years, club members included Kitty Nash, Stella, Vicky and Marilyn Gilkyson, Bessie Blask, Mabel Hagen, Florence Robinson, Margaret Lowe, Chris Haakstad, Edna Haakstad, Nathalia Schwemler, Dorphy Bekkerus, Esther Olson, Mavis Mouritson, and Olive Thomson. The club worked to raise money for community projects including the hall and also donated to the Red Cross, Cancer Foundation, Heart Fund, Red Shield, Canadian Institute for the Blind, and at one time financed the education of a crippled girl in Korea. They entered floats in both the County Fair parade in Grande Pririe and in La Glace Fair parade and were proud winners of a first with their parade entry in Grande Prairie in 1975 and a first and second in La Glace in 1982 and 1983 respectively They loved to dress up and entertain with skits and musical numbers. They noted that their skill in poetry and music may have been lacking but they nevertheless had a good time. They met once a month at each others’ homes to plan for events and projects, to visit and have lunch. They designed and wore their “bonnets” for Easter and Christmas meetings. By the late 1980s and into the 1990s they often got together and had lunch at the café in La Glace.

Custodial History

The records of the JUSTAMERE Ladies Club of La Glace were created by club members, passed on to Rudolf Olson and then given to Doreen (Bekkerus) Kuryvial of Edmonton who donated them to the South Peace Regional Archives in 2011.

Scope and Content

The fonds consists of 6 pages of club members poetry decribing their activites and 62 photographs of members and their activities including skits, musical events, Easter, Christmas and Halloween celebrations, Winter Carnival and the floats they created for parades.

Notes

 

 
JUSTAMERE Ladies Club Halloween?, 1951
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 2
Dorphy Bekkerus, Esther Olson dressed up in dark face makeup – perhaps for Halloween.
Location: 0481.01
JUSTAMERE Ladies Club Dress Up, 1951c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Dorphy Bekkerus, Cecil Robinson, and Esther Olson dressed up – perhaps for Halloween.
Location: 0481.02
JUSTAMERE Ladies Club Halloween Dress Up?, 1956
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 4.5
Eight people dressed up for Halloween perhaps: Nathalia Achwember, Lena Dahl, Randy Olson, Dorphy Bekkerus, Stella Gilkyson, Mabel Hagen, Doris Sappet, Cecil Robinson, Esther Olson, Vivian Vekved
Location: 0481.03
JUSTAMERE Ladies Club Float, 1955 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 4
Just-A-Mere-Ladies Club Float including a group of musicians dressed up as hobos.
Location: 0481.04
JUSTAMERE Ladies Club Showing a Quilt, 1955 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 4.5
Just-A-Mere-Ladies Club – a large group showing off a quilt they have likely made. Two small girls stand in front.
Location: 0481.05
JUSTAMERE Ladies Club Group Photo, 1955
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 5
Just-A-Mere-Ladies Club group photo, including Doris Mann, Mabel Hagen, Dorphy Bekkerus, Cheryl Robinson, Stella . Esther Olson is the name on the back of the photo.
Location: 0481.06
JUSTAMERE Ladies Club Float, 1955
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 3
La Glace Just-A-Mere-Ladies Club float in the Grande Prairiei County Fair parade in 1955.
Location: 0481.07
JUSTAMERE Ladies Club, 1958
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
La Glace Just-A-Mere-Ladies Club group photo featuring their specially made hats. Ladies present include Doris Mann, Clara Sandboe, Chrissy Haakstad, Isabel, Margaret, Cecile , Dorphy Bekkerus,
Location: 0481.08
JUSTAMERE Ladies Club, 1958
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
La Glace Just-A-Mere-Ladies Club group photo featuring their specially made hats. Ladies present include Isabelle Christiansen, Mabel Hagen, Alice Wartenbe, Gloria Cavanough, Glady Maple?, Jean Haakstad
Location: 0481.09
JUSTAMERE Ladies Club Easter Hats, 1959
2 photographs; b & w; 3 x 5
La Glace Just-A-Mere-Ladies Club group photo featuring their specially made hats.
Location: 0481.10-.11
JUSTAMERE Ladies Club – Hats, 1964
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 3
La Glace Just-A-Mere-Ladies Club group photo featuring their specially made hats.
Location: 0481.12
JUSTAMERE Ladies Club Musical Troup, 1958
2 photographs; b & w; 3 x 5
La Glace Just-A-Mere-Ladies Club group photo featuring costumed musicians and actors performing for 1958 Christmas concert. Ladies include Stella Atkinson, Jean Haakstad, Dorophy Bekkerus, Nathalia _.
Location: 0481.13-.14
JUSTAMERE Ladies Club – Men’s Turn, 1958 c.
2 photographs; b & w; 3 x 5
La Glace Just-A-Mere-Ladies Club got some of their men to dress up as ladies. Pictures here are Arnold Christianson, Myron Rude, Harvey Bekkerus, and Lawrence (Slim) Monson.
Location: 0481.15-.16
JUSTAMERELadies Club – Skit, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 4
La Glace Just-A-Mere-Ladies Club – cast of a skit? “Actors” are Olive Thonson, Cecil Robinson, Eleanor Robinson, Helen Bartsch, Marilyn Gilkyson, Nathalia Schwemler, Stella Gilkyson, Dorphy Bekkerus, Jean Haakstad, Calra sandboe, Ruth Fredland.
Location: 0481.17
JUSTAMERE Ladies Club – Mock Wedding, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
La Glace Just-A-Mere-Ladies Club – cast of a mock wedding performed for Berna’s shower. The bride was Don Johnson and the groom Juliet Haugerth?
Location: 0481.18
JUSTAMERE Ladies Club – Easter, 1971
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 3
La Glace Just-A-Mere-Ladies Club – Easter Hats. M. Lowe signed the back of photo.
Location: 0481.19
JUSTAMERE Ladies Club – Musical Band, 1974
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 3
La Glace Just-A-Mere-Ladies Club – Musical Band conmposed of Marilyn, Vicki, Pat, Chrissie, Norma, Dorphy Stella
Location: 0481.20
JUSTAMERE Ladies Club – Winter Carnival, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
La Glace Just-A-Mere-Ladies Club – Winter Carnival. Actor are Jean, Mary Dyck, Nathalia Schwemler, Dorphy Bekkerus, Chrissy Haakstad. Note on back from Eunice.
Location: 0481.21
JUSTAMERE Ladies Club – Parades, 1976-1977
3 photographs; colour; 3 x 3; 3 x 5
La Glace Just-A-Mere-Ladies Club taking part in La Glace and Grande Prairie ‘s County Fair parades. 2 photos show the Justamere Hee Haw Band featuring a donkey and clowns and the third shows Marilyn Gilkyson on the tractor pulling their float.
Location: 0481.22-.24
JUSTAMERE Ladies Club -Skit for Wedding, 1975
2 photographs; colour; 3 x 5
La Glace Just-A-Mere-Ladies Club performing a skit for a group assembled for Brian and Taffy Lowe’s wedding reception. Actors include Dorphy Bekkerus, Chrissy Haakstad., Marilyn Gilkyson, Nathalia, Stella.
Location: 0481.25-.26
JUSTAMERELadies Club – Parade, 1973
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 3
La Glace Just-A-Mere-Ladies Club float entry in the parade, “Serving La Glace”. M. Lowe, Nathalia and Cecil in the photo
Location: 0481.27
JUSTAMERE Ladies Club – Parade Wagon, n.d.
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 3
La Glace Just-A-Mere-Ladies Club float entry in the parade, “Serving La Glace” The wagon is loaded with musicians in hayseed costumes.
Location: 0481.28
JUSTAMERE Ladies Club – Parade Winners, 1975
3 photographs; colour; 3 x 5
La Glace Just-A-Mere-Ladies Club float in the Grande Prairie parade won first prize for their “Not for Wimins Lib – But” entry. Women dressed in burlap sacks and a token burlap male is dragged by his neck.
Location: 0481.29-.31
JUSTAMERE Ladies Club – Parade Winners, 1975
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5
La Glace Just-A-Mere-Ladies Club winning parade group. A group photo shows the women with a sign, “The Ladies Club for Women’s Lib Not Really”. Participants are Alvine Foshaug, Nathalia Schwemler, Vicki Gilkyson, Esther Olson, Dorphy Bekkerus.
Location: 0481.32
JUSTAMERE Ladies Club – Parade in La Glace, 1983
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 3
La Glace Just-A-Mere-Ladies Club second prize parade entry in the La Glace parade with a sign “We help the handicapped”.
Location: 0481.33
JUSTAMERE Ladies Club – Christmas Party, 1986
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5
La Glace Just-A-Mere-Ladies Club Christmas party shows a group assembled around a table – no costumes now.
Location: 0481.34
JUSTAMERE Ladies Club – Easter Party, 1958
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
La Glace Just-A-Mere-Ladies Club Easter party shows them decked out in hats at a meeting in someone’s home. Ladies include Inga Johnson, Stella Gilkyson, Aasbjorg Fredland, Mary Johnson, Nathalia Schwemler, Peggy Samuelson, Mrs. Murphy
Location: 0481.35
JUSTAMERE Ladies Club – Easter at Dorphy’s, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
La Glace Just-A-Mere-Ladies Club meeting in Dorphy’s home. Ladies are all wearing hats and include Vi Edgar, Marg Lowe, Jean H. Mabel H. Vera S. Stella, Isabelle, Nathalia, Doris Atkinson, Emily Haukedal, Gladys Maple, Cecil Robinson, Ella Powell, Doreen Robinson, Dorphy Bekkrus.
Location: 0481.36
JUSTAMERE Ladies Club Perform “Rumours Wanted”, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
La Glace Just-A-Mere-Ladies Club performers in the play,”Rumours Wanted”. Photo includes Stella Gilkyson, Doris Fast, Polly Kilgour, Dorphy Bekkrus, Inez Jevening, and Robert Sandboe.
Location: 0481.37
JUSTAMERE Ladies Club Parade Floats, 1978 -1981
3 photographs; colour; 3 x 3 & 3 x 5
La Glace Just-A-Mere-Ladies Club parade float in 1978 and 1981displayed a dragon with the slogan “There’s no Dragin in the Ladies’ Club” and in 1980 they features a birthday cake celebrating Alberta’s 75th anniversary.
Location: 0481.38-.40
JUSTAMERE Ladies Club Parade Floats, 1982-1983
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5
La Glace Just-A-Mere-Ladies Club parade entries in 1982 where they pose for with their sign and first place winning ribbon and in 1983 are seen with their decorated parasols in the parade. Ladies include Esther, Alvine, Stella, Dorphy, and Margaret.
Location: 0481.41-.42
JUSTAMERE Ladies Club La Glace Parade Float, 1986
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5
La Glace Just-A-Mere-Ladies Club members Dorphy Bekkerus, Chrissie Haakstad, Alvina Foshaug, Esther Olson, and Janet Farnsworth stand in front of their parade entry in 1986.
Location: 0481.43
JUSTAMERE Ladies Club Grannies Parade Float, 1988
2 photographs; colour; 3 x 5
La Glace Just-A-Mere- Club Grannies members Esther Olson and Chrissie Haakstad stand with their parade float entry in 1988 which also advertises the Alberta Senior Games that year
Location: 0481.44-.45
JUSTAMERE Ladies Club Grannies La Glace Parade Float, 1989
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
La Glace Just-A-Mere- Club Grannies represented by Dorphy Bekkerus and her husband, Harvey, riding in a horse drawn wagon at the La Glace Fair parade.
Location: 0481.46
JUSTAMERE Ladies Club Grannies Walk in La Glace Parade, 1990 c.
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
La Glace Just-A-Mere- Club Grannies walk down main street in the La Glace Fair parade.
Location: 0481.47
JUSTAMERE Ladies Club “Serving La Glace” Parade Float, 1990 c.
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
La Glace Ladies Club with float in the La Glace Fair parade featuring a quad bike pulling a decorated wagon with front sign, “JUSTAMERE LADIES CLUB SERVING LA GLACE”. Ladies in the photo are Dorphy Bekkerus, Esther Olson and Doreen Kuryvial.
Location: 0481.48
JUSTAMERE Ladies Club Go Out For Lunch, 1980-1990c.
5 photographs; colour; 3 x 3 & 3 x 5
La Glace JUSTAMERE LADIES CLUB go out for lunch in La Glace. Photo in 1980 shows Dorphy Bekkerus, Margaret Lowe, Esther Olson, Chrissie Haakstad, Nathalia Schwemler. Other members shown in second photo are Vicki, Marilyn, Florence, Olive Thompson, and additional women in the 1983-1990c. Photos are Stella Gilkyson, Alvine Foshaug, Lorna Rowland, Ella Powell, Edna Haakstad, and Lena Dahl
Location: 0481.49-.53
JUSTAMERE Ladies Club Go Out For Lunch, 1990 c.- 1993
2 photographs; colour; 4 x 6
La Glace JUSTAMERE LADIES CLUB go out for lunch in La Glace. The photo inside the restaurant shows Mavis Mouritson, Dodie Seabrook, Doris Rude, Edna Haakstad, Joan Sandboe in the back and Elsie Rude, Esther Olson, Nathalia Schwemler, and Dorphy Bekkerus in the front. Photo in 1993 shows the group on the steps of A & A Café and includes Dorphy Bekkerus, Esther Olson, Chrissie Haakstad, Edna Haakstad, Nathalia Schwemler, Doris Rude, and Mavis Mouritson.
Location: 0481.54-.55
JUSTAMERE Ladies Club Meet in a Home, 1983
1 photograph; colour; 3.5 x 4.5
La Glace JUSTAMERE LADIES CLUB meeting in someone’s home. Ladies include in the back L-R:, Esther Olson, Margaret Lowe, Dorphy Bekkerus, Stella Gilkyson, Ella Powell and in front L-R:Chrissie Haakstad, Nathalia Schwemler, Alvine Foshaug, Edna Haakstad.
Location: 0481.56
JUSTAMERE Ladies Year of Tourism, 1984
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5
La Glace JUSTAMERE LADIES CLUB celebrates 1984 Year of Tourism with five ladies sporting outfits and travel bags that indicate travel destinations. The ladies are Nathalia, Stella, Alvine, Dorphy and Chrissie.
Location: 0481.57
JUSTAMERE Ladies Celebrate Christmas, 1988-1989
2 photographs; colour; 4 x 5
La Glace JUSTAMERE LADIES CLUB celebrates Christmas with their festive hats and tea time. The 1988 ladies are Esther Olson, Dorphy Bekkerus, Alvine Foshaug, Edna Haakstad, Chrissie Haakstad, Stella Gilkyson, Nathalia Schwemler. In addition, the 1989 photo includes Mavis Mouritsen.
Location: 0481.58-.59
JUSTAMERE Ladies Tea Time, 1993
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
La Glace JUSTAMERE LADIES CLUB get together for tea.L-R: Doris Rude, Esther Olson, Chrissie Haakstad, Nathalia Schwemler, Dorphy Bekkerus, Mavis Mouritson
Location: 0481.60
JUSTAMERE Ladies Group Photo, 1995 c.
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
La Glace JUSTAMERE LADIES CLUB get together for group photo. Back L-R: Ina Hoflin, Doris Rude, Mavis Mouritsen, Edna Haakstad, Chrissie Haakstad. Front L-R: Nathalia Schwemler, Esther Olson, Dorphy Bekkerus.
Location: 0481.61
JUSTAMERE Ladies Group – Christmas Hats, 1998 c.
1 photograph; colour; 3.5 x 4.5
La Glace JUSTAMERE LADIES CLUB get together wearing Christmas hats for group photo Back L-R: Dorphy Bekkerus.Esther Olson, Mavis Mouritsen, Edna Haakstad, Doris Rude, Chrissie Haakstad. Front L-R: Alvine Foshaug, Stella Gilkyson, Nathalia Schwemler.
Location: 0481.62
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