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Community Tour of Rebellious: Alberta Women Artists of the 1980s (Vicky Beauchamp & Renee Peevey)

Second floor

Image courtesy of the UFCW, The Gainers strike, 1986.

Join us at the AGA for a Community Tour of Rebellious: Alberta Women Artists of the 1980s led by Edmonton community members Vicky Beauchamp & Renee Peevey. The Community Tour series present visitors with unique perspectives on the stories and history told in AGA exhibitions. 

Free as part of an All Access Thursday
6-7pm (2nd floor)
Maximum tour capacity is 30 people - come early to make sure you get a spot!

On December 12, Edmonton union activists Vicky Beauchamp and Renee Peevey will take us back to the 1986 Gainers strike that paralyzed the province for 214 days, and share their thoughts on the making of a movement. With vivid memories of the battle of 66 Street, and one of the most violent strikes in the history of Alberta, they will share with visitors their own experience fighting back against pressure and intimidation, while reflecting on current exhibition Rebellious and the centennial celebration of the 1919 General Strike.


Vicky Beauchamp was born in 1940, in a farmhouse in Spring Creek, Alberta, near Willingdon, the second of seven children. Her father was a Ukrainian immigrant, her mother Canadian-born. Both were active members of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF). Vicky had worked at Canada Packers for three summers before completing high school. She then went to work full-time at Swift’s, where she was elected shop steward of Local 280P, recording secretary, and trustee. She is a lifetime member of the local.

Renee Peevey was born in Meadowlake, Saskatchewan. In 1961, she was adopted in Edmonton and became the youngest of 11 children. Her father was a plant Manager at Canada Packers. Renee only started working at Gainers in February 1986, but while listening to the workers she became very interested in the cause and the necessity of unionizing to set standards for education, wages, working conditions and the quality of life for workers. 

Dates and Tickets

Free as part of All Access Thursday
Free as part of All Access Thursday
No ticket needed
No upcoming dates.
Show past dates
Audience: All ages


Monday: closed
Tuesday: closed
Wednesday: closed
Thursday: 11am-7pm
Friday: 11am-5pm
Saturday: 11am-5pm
Sunday: closed


'Pay what you May' admission for all essential service workers and our friends in the arts and culture sector.

AGA members
Youth 0-17
Alberta students 18+
Out-of-province students
General admission
Seniors 65+


2 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton, Alberta
Canada T5J 2C1