Bishop Modeste Demers of Victoria went to the Sisters of St. Ann in Quebec to recruit volunteers to educate children. Her returned via Panama with Sister Mary Conception, Sister Mary Ang?le, Sister Mary of the Sacred Heart, and Sister Mary Lumena.
On June 5, 1858, the Bishop and Sisters sailed into Victoria harbour, expecting to see a simple trading post of two-dozen log cabins. Instead, they found a gateway to the gold rush - a town of two hundred buildings surrounded by a sea of tents. Two days later they began their first classed in the schoolhouse. Other Sisters followed and the order established a network of schools and hospitals throughout the region as far as Alaska and Yukon.
Composite of P0023,P0018, P0024 and P0025, Sisters of St. Ann Archives
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|Date Added||Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 10:25pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||10U E 472848 N 5362981|
|Decimal Degrees||48.41940000, -123.36696667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 48° 25.164', W 123° 22.018'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||48° 25' 9.84" N, 123° 22' 1.08" W|
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|Area Code(s)||508, 781, 978, 339, 617|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 600 Douglas St, Victoria BC V8V 2P8, CA|
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