Confederation back stories topic of Council of Canadians meeting

Victoria chapter of organization hosting former CBC reporter

Such fun facts as which Father of Confederation married his secretary’s sister, which “father” advised his daughters to emulate his mistress, not their mother, and which “father” impressed a crown in Charlottetown in 1864 by showing baby pictures will be touched on at the upcoming Council of Canadians meeting.

Guest speaker Moira Dann, a former CBC and Globe and Mail staffer, presents “Sex, Love and the Mothers of Confederation” at the club’s luncheon March 20.

“Canadian history is so not boring,” says Dann. “It’s full of sex and gossip and intrigue and backstabbing and drunken shenanigans.”

The lunch meeting starts at 11:45 a.m. at the Comfort Hotel, 3020 Blanshard St. The cost is $25 and reservations are required. Call 250-370-1837 to register by Thursday, March 15.

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