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1987 Western Canada Summer Games Inc.

  • Corporate body
  • 1986-1987

Incorporated in Saskatchewan under the Non-profit Corporations Act on March 13, 1986, to act as the organizing body for the associated operations of the 1987 Western Canada Summer Games held in Regina between August 8 to 15, 1987.

7K Six Mile Ranch

  • Corporate body

Located near Maple Creek, Saskatchewan.

Abbey (Sask.), 1913-

  • Local Government
  • 1913-

Abbey was organized as a Saskatchewan village on September 2, 1913.

Aberdeen and Temair, Ishbel Gordon, Marchioness of, 1857-1939

  • Person
  • 1857-1939

Born March 15, 1857, Ishbel-Maria Marjoribanks was the daughter of Dudley Marjoribanks (1st Baron Tweedmouth) and Isabella Weir Hogg. After marrying John Campbell Hamilton Gordon in November 1877, she became known as Lady Aberdeen. During his appointment as Governor General of Canada, she was an active public figure and proceeded to establish the Victorian Order of Nurses (VON) in January 1897 and become one of the organizers of the National Council of Women in Canada. She was also the first president of the International Council of Women and encouraged the creation of the May Court Club. In addition to hosting many social events at Rideau Hall, Lady Aberdeen frequently joined him on his travels across the country and popularized many winter sports in Canada. After returning to Britain and her husband becoming Lord Lieutenant of Ireland again, she continued to be active in social causes with a focus on health care, including participating in organizations such as the Women’s National Health Association of Ireland, the Housing and Town Planning Association of Ireland, and Women’s Liberal Federation.

Lady Aberdeen died on April 18, 1939 in Rubislaw, Aberdeen, Scotland.

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