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Dates: April 30, 2013
Location:32444 Seventh Avenue, Mission, BC V2V 2B5
About Daphe Sleigh
Daphne Sleigh’s biography of Walter Moberly is intended to revive the status of one of B.C.’s ‘forgotten heroes’ who helped create the Dewdney Trail and contributed to the transcontinental railway, both as a visionary and as an intrepid explorer.
Sleigh was born in Ewell, Surrey, England on January 8, 1927. She gained her M.A. from Somerville College, Oxford; married an architect in 1950; and came to Canada and Vancouver in 1957. A former librarian at the Royal Institute of British Architects, she became interested in B.C. history during the 1971 centennial for which she co-wrote a history of Maple Ridge. She was curator of the Maple Ridge Museum (1975-1981 and received the B.C. Historical Federation’s Lieutenant-Governor’s Medal for historical writing in 1984.