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May 24, 2018

As for the Canadians: The Remarkable Story of the RCAF’s “Guinea Pigs” of WW2

by Perley Health Lifelong Learning


Price: $25 (incl. parking)

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Instructor: Rita Donovan
Class Size: Up to 50 participants

This lecture tells the story of the “Guinea Pigs,” a club formed by the injured Second World War fighters who underwent advanced plastic surgery in East Grinstead, England. The Club, which is unique to this day, was an amazing phenomenon that saw to the mental as well as physical health of the men. The instructor, Rita Donovan, wrote the official Canadian history of the “Guinea Pigs” club. She welcomes discussion and participation from the audience and especially our veterans.

Rita Donovan is an award-winning novelist. She holds a B.A. Magna cum laude from Concordia University in Montreal and an M.A. from the University of Alberta. She is a part-time instructor in the Technology, Society, Environment Studies Program (TSES) at Carleton University. She also teaches online for Loyalist College, Belleville through www.OntarioLearn.com.


Date and Time

Duration: From1pm to 3pm
Day & Time: One-Time
Dates: May 24, 2018


Room: Lupton Hall
The Perley and Rideau Veterans' Health Centre
1750 Russell Road, Ottawa, ON K1G 5Z6

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