- A question, did Louise McKinney have children?
- I am wondering since this year marks the 100 anniversary of the firs...t women to be able to vote in Canada, why there weren't major country wide festivities to mark this historic important happening? It was as you know, the first provincial vote in Manitoba that lead to the feds in 1917 allowing women to vote as well. I'm sad to see it pass without notice by our federal leaders. Nellie McClung (born Nellie Letitia Mooney) was a novelist, reformer, journalist, and suffragist. Feisty and charismatic, Nellie had a way of winning over opponents with her wit and humour. But beneath that charm was an iron determination. She led the fight to enfranchise North American women, and her efforts led to Manitoba becoming the first province to grant women the right to vote and run for office in 1916.
Big thank you to Jodi O ~ Calgary Photographer for her continued support of our events! Were you able to join us for the luncheon with Kim Campbell? Feel free to tag yourself and share the photos - and make sure you get your tickets for Enbridge Famous 5 Speaker Series, Calgary: Nancy Southern on April 27!
Guest speaker Carol-Lynn Chambers presents our Executive Director Donna Leonard with a courage coin at the Enbridge Famous 5 Speaker Series in Fort McMurray