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Ajax Bomb Girls at Ajax Council

Posted on February 15, 2013     
Ajax Bomb Girls Legacy Campaign visits Ajax Council to provide an update  on the campaign and fund raising activities planned for 2013.

Ajax’s real life ‘Bomb Girls’ are in the news again!

Posted on January 2, 2013     
Former Defence Industries Employee, Hughena Kennedy (nee MacDonald) shared her war story with Ajax High School students and Metroland Durham Region Media recently. Read her story here,

Service, Sacrifice, Victory: A Tribute to the Women of DIL and Women War Workers on the Home Front

Posted on December 19, 2012     

The Shell-a-bration DVD, titled, ‘Service, Sacrifice, Victory: A Tribute to the Women of DIL and Women War Workers on the Home Front’ is now available! The video shown at the Shell-a-bration fundraising event in September will be mailed to those that pre-ordered their copy this week. Funds raised from the sale of the DVD will be used to commission a monument to honour these women and their critical contributions to the war effort and the freedom we enjoy today.

If you would like to order more copies of the DVD, simply call us at (905) 619-2529 ext. 3335 or send an e-mail to honourajaxbombgirls@ajax.ca indicating that you would like to place an order. Please also include your name, mailing address, phone number and e-mail address. The cost of each DVD is $10.

Thank you so much for your continued support!


In memory of our beloved committee member and Fundraising Chair, Pat Clark

Posted on December 19, 2012     

Pat ClarkWe are very saddened by the passing of our valued Committee Member and Fund Raising Chairperson, Pat Clark. Her loss is deeply felt and we mourn her passing. Our condolences go out to her family and friends.

Pat was instrumental in the launch of the Ajax Bomb Girls Legacy Campaign and in its early stages demonstrated her commitment to the Campaign as she tirelessly recruited other members to the committee and dressed in a ‘Bomb Girls’ uniform on several occasions to promote the history of Defence Industries and the women that worked there.

Pat’s zest and passion for life were apparent in everything she put her heart into and the Legacy Campaign was no exception. Her hard work and dedication paid off as she graciously accepted the very first donations towards the DIL women’s monument in Spring 2012.

As a result of Pat’s drive to preserve the unique history of the Town of Ajax and Defence Industries, the Legacy Campaign was off in full swing come September 2012 as the committee hosted its first fundraising event, Shell-a-bration, of which Pat also played a vital role.

Pat was an inspiration to us all and her spirit and enthusiasm for the Campaign will always be remembered and valued.
Please visit the Memory Wall, to view donations made to the Campaign in memory of Pat Clark. Please note that donations can be made through the website or by cheque payable to the Town of Ajax with the notation of Ajax Bomb Girls Legacy Campaign in memory of Pat Clark.


Ajax Bomb Girls Committee at the Medallion Groundbreaking

Posted on December 19, 2012     

Ajax Bomb Girls Committee at the Medallion Groundbreaking Nov. 25, 2012 shown with Sibylle Von Knobloch, Nak Design Group, who have designed the public square named after the Town of Ajax’s first Mayor, Pat Bayly and who are also proud supporters of the Ajax Bomb Girls Legacy Campaign.

 


A generous donation from Ajax Seniors Friendship Club and St. Andrews Discussion Group

Posted on December 3, 2012     
Thank you to the Ajax Seniors Friendship Club and St. Andrews Discussion Group for their generous donation.  Shown Louise Johnson, Honourary Patron and Colleen Jordan Chair, Ajax Bomb Girls Legacy Campaign accepting the cheque from the Ajax Seniors Friendship Club.

Ajax Bomb Girls Committee visits Ajax Council Sept. 2012

Posted on November 1, 2012     


Thank you to the North Oshawa Lions Club

Posted on October 15, 2012     

Eric Buss. President, North Oshawa Lions Club presents a donation on behalf of the Club, to Colleen Jordan, Ajax Regional Councillor and Chair of the Campaign and Louise Johnson, Honourary Patron.  Thank you to the North Oshawa Lions Club!!


Honourary Patron Louise Johnson

Posted on October 15, 2012     

Louise Johnson, Honourary Patron of the Ajax Bomb Girls Legacy Campaign visited the North Oshawa Lions Club to give a talk about her experience working at Defence Industries Limited during World War 11.


Shell-a-bration Memento Photos

Posted on October 12, 2012     
Shell-a-bration Memento photos will be mailed to guests who ordered them within in the next few weeks.