Elizabeth Parker (journalist)

Elizabeth Parker
Elizabeth Parker (December 19, 1856 – October 26, 1944) was a Canadian journalist in the early 1900s.wikipedia
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Alpine Club of Canada

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She co-founded the Alpine Club of Canada in 1906 with Arthur Oliver Wheeler. Amidst nationalistic ideals, she wrote scathing criticism of the idea, and instead helped to establish the Alpine Club of Canada as an independent Canadian mountaineering organization.
The club was co-founded by Arthur Oliver Wheeler, who served as its first president, and Elizabeth Parker, a journalist for the Manitoba Free Press.

Arthur Oliver Wheeler

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She co-founded the Alpine Club of Canada in 1906 with Arthur Oliver Wheeler.
In 1906, he and journalist Elizabeth Parker were the principal founders of the Alpine Club of Canada (ACC).

Elizabeth Parker hut

Elizabeth Parker Alpine Club Hut
The Alpine Club of Canada maintains the Elizabeth Parker hut near Lake O'Hara, named in her honour.
The hut was named after the journalist Elizabeth Parker, one of the founding members of the Alpine Club of Canada (ACC).

Truro, Nova Scotia

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She attended school in Truro, Nova Scotia, obtained her teaching certificate, married Henry John Parker at the age of 18, moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia and then to Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Halifax, Nova Scotia

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She attended school in Truro, Nova Scotia, obtained her teaching certificate, married Henry John Parker at the age of 18, moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia and then to Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Winnipeg

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She attended school in Truro, Nova Scotia, obtained her teaching certificate, married Henry John Parker at the age of 18, moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia and then to Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Winnipeg Free Press

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In 1902, she was working at the Manitoba Free Press (now the Winnipeg Free Press), when American Alpine Club president, Charles Fay, proposed to establish a Canadian chapter of the American club.

American Alpine Club

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In 1902, she was working at the Manitoba Free Press (now the Winnipeg Free Press), when American Alpine Club president, Charles Fay, proposed to establish a Canadian chapter of the American club.

Charles Ernest Fay

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In 1902, she was working at the Manitoba Free Press (now the Winnipeg Free Press), when American Alpine Club president, Charles Fay, proposed to establish a Canadian chapter of the American club.

Nationalism

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Amidst nationalistic ideals, she wrote scathing criticism of the idea, and instead helped to establish the Alpine Club of Canada as an independent Canadian mountaineering organization.

Mountaineering

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Amidst nationalistic ideals, she wrote scathing criticism of the idea, and instead helped to establish the Alpine Club of Canada as an independent Canadian mountaineering organization.

Canadian Pacific Railway

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She and the Manitoba Free Press continued to publicize and support Canadian mountaineering, and with the help of the Canadian Pacific Railway, she organized the founding meeting of the ACC in 1906, at which she became the Club's first secretary.

Canadian Alpine Journal

She helped lay out the philosophical foundations of the club in the opening article of the first Canadian Alpine Journal (1907): she saw the club as a protector of the environment, "a national trust for the defense of our mountain solitudes against the intrusion of steam and electricity and all the vandalisms of this luxurious utilitarian age; for the keeping free from the grind of commerce, the wooded passes and valleys and alplands of the wilderness. It is the people's right to have primitive access to the remote places of safest retreat from the fever and the fret of the market place and the beaten tracks of life."

Parks Canada

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In 2006, the Canadian government (through Parks Canada) produced a dramatic presentation called "Elizabeth Parker and the Alpine Club of Canada" (written and performed by actor and Parks interpreter Laurie Schwartz) describing Parker's contribution to Canadian mountaineering.

Lake O'Hara

The Alpine Club of Canada maintains the Elizabeth Parker hut near Lake O'Hara, named in her honour.

Saskatchewan Glacier

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Parker Ridge, overlooking Saskatchewan Glacier in Banff National Park, was named after Elizabeth Parker.

Banff National Park

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Parker Ridge, overlooking Saskatchewan Glacier in Banff National Park, was named after Elizabeth Parker.

Stanley Mitchell hut

Along with A.O. Wheeler and Elizabeth Parker, Stanley Mitchell was responsible for founding the Alpine Club of Canada in 1906, and from 1907 to 1930 he served as its Secretary-Treasurer.

Donald "Curly" Phillips

Curly Phillips
Alpine Club founding member and writer Elizabeth Parker would later claim that Phillips admitted in 1913 that they had been stumped by a final dome of ice at the summit that they could not surmount, though he himself, a dedicated diarist, had not written of this climb and never wrote or spoke definitively against it.

Elizabeth Parker

Elizabeth Parker (journalist) (1856–1944), Canadian journalist and co-founder of the Alpine Club of Canada

1906 in Canada

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March 27 – The Alpine Club of Canada is founded in Winnipeg by Elizabeth Parker and Arthur Oliver Wheeler.

Arthur O. Wheeler hut

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The hut is named for Arthur Oliver Wheeler, who together with Elizabeth Parker and Stanley Mitchell, founded the Alpine Club of Canada.