Hello History (Part 2) with the Parliamentary Players
For this week we go across the street (to the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia) and back in time to meet some important historical figures. Thanks to the Parliamentary Players, during this session we'll meet both Laura Jamieson and Thomas Uphill. After we hear some interesting stories, we'll be able to ask them questions. Oh, hello there history- how have you been?
Laura Jamieson (1882-1964) was the fourth woman in BC to sit as an MLA and the first to serve as a juvenile court judge. She was also a speaker, writer, alderwoman, and mountain climber. Her opponents called her a “dangerous woman.” Find out why!
And Thomas Uphill (1874-1962) was BC's longest-serving Member of the Legislative Assembly, representing the coal-mining town of Fernie. Uphill was a strong advocate for workers' rights.
Laura Jamieson and Thomas Uphill are played by Regina Rios and Aaron Small.
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