We are proud to announce that we are working with the Firehall Arts Centre for the run of their newest play Kid Gloves. It is a rare and special educational opportunity!
On November 14, 21, & 28, the Firehall and the Vancouver Police Museum are offering a double header in the form of a Lunchtime Q&A session with two currently serving members of the Vancouver Police Department and the matinee performance of Kid Gloves!
Colleen Wheeler and Dawn Petten in Kid Gloves by Emily Cooper
You will begin at the Police Museum, where Constable Alison Gailus and Constable Jennifer Luccock, will be sharing their experiences as female officers and answering questions about the challenges of contemporary policing, particularly in an inner-city neighbourhood like the Downtown Eastside.
The session will offer attendees the chance to consider the evolution of women’s roles in society and the ever-changing nature of law enforcement, the justice system and society itself. Take a tour of the current exhibit, 100 Years of Women in Policing, and see how the role of women in the force has evolved.Then, walk next door to the Firehall to catch the 1pm performance of Kid Gloves, a fictionalized account of Canada’s first two female policewomen who were hired by the Vancouver Police Department in 1912.
This great opportunity gives you the chance to hear from officers today about their experiences and then travel back to the beginning of women in the force. Great for secondary school and university students as well as history buffs and police aficionados.
Open to groups of 10 or more, there is limited availability so book today! Call the Firehall box office at 604.689.0926 for more information and pricing.
The Lunchtime Q&A is offered with the support of the Vancouver Police Foundation