The Sisters of St. Ann
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 Angèle, 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
Location. 48° 25.164′ N, 123° 22.018′ W. Marker is in Victoria, British Columbia, in Capital Regional District. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Douglas Street and Belleville Street. Touch for map. This marker is located in Thunderbird
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Ann’s Schoolhouse (here, next to this marker); Dr John Sebastian Helmcken (here, next to this marker); Elliot Street Square (here, next to this marker); St. Ann’s Pioneer Schoolhouse (a few steps from this marker); Doctor John Sebastian Helmcken (a few steps from this marker); Log Cabin to Victorian Parlour (a few steps from this marker); Sir James Douglas (a few steps from this marker); Cecilia Helmcken (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Victoria.
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