Antoinette Gerin-Lajoie (1870-1945)

August 6, 2021

  1.  Antoinette was torn between writing and teaching. In 1904 she and 15 other Canadian women journalists travelled to and from the St. Louis World Fair aboard a Canadian Pacific Railway train, founding the Canadian Women’s Press Club along the way. Although she did write about that experience for the Quebec City daily L’Événement and the assistant editor of the paper urged her to write more for the paper she never returned to journalism. Instead, in 1905 she went to Switzerland and studied what today is called home economics for a year, joining fellow Quebecer Jeanne Anctil. After returning to Montreal they jointly supervised L’École ménagère, which formally opened in 1907.

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