Tuesday, September 6, 2016

The Greater Sisterhood

For the last few years, on Plaza Bridge downtown, each summer has seen a series of displays set up, drawn around a theme or an anniversary in Canadian history. This year the theme has to do with the centennial anniversary of the right to vote for women, which was first seen in the province of Manitoba in 1916, spreading through provinces in the years afterwards. A number of Canadian government agencies collaborate on this project, which show numerous Canadian women down through time. The text may be sufficient to read, but I'll be adding links for each before their display banner. I have more from here in the coming days.


  1. Super series of strong women.. in some areas there is still work to be done!

  2. So interesting to learn about these strong women. My knowledge of Canadian people of prominence, especially women, is lacking.


  3. These women were true leaders of their time. There's still many women's issues that are waiting for a solution.

  4. The ladies who paved the way......

  5. @Cloudia: foremothers indeed.

    @Marianne: they are, yes.

    @Grace: definitely.

    @Tex: quite accomplished.

    @Janis: it was a good idea to go with this for this year. It might have otherwise been the National Research Council, given its centennial, but that actually has a display nearby that I should photograph soon.

    @Red: oh yes.

    @Sharon: indeed.

  6. I didn't know about these ladies. Very interesting to learn.

  7. i really wish ladies and men still had that style of yesterday ... gorgeous ladies. i enjoy their hair styles and eye wear. ( ;

  8. These were brave people fighting a good fight!

  9. This is such an important piece of history that varies around the world.

  10. @Jackie: it's a good spot for these yearly displays. I think it probably runs into early October.

    @Linda: indeed.

    @Tamago: it is a subject well worth documenting.

    @Norma: some great women have made great impacts here.

    @Bill: definitely.

    @Beth: they had a classic look in these shots. There are more contemporary figures to come, including an astronaut.

    @RedPat: they were, and a fight worth fighting for.

    @Lauren: it has many forms, yes.

  11. Interesting that in both of our countries it was the West that granted the right first.

  12. I never heard of these ladies but I'm glad they made a difference!

  13. @Mari: there seemed to be more progressives at the time in the West. That's certainly the case with Tommy Douglas, who rose up out of the Prairies and was one of the most progressive politicians this country ever saw.

    @Janey: they should be.

    @Karl: thanks!

    @Eve: they did.

    @Jennifer: you're welcome.

    @Whisk: I think formal photographs went more serious.

  14. Some of the suffragettes were derided for their efforts. It's gratifying to see their efforts honored.