Thursday, March 8, 2018

It's International Women's Day 2018

Dear Diary:

March 8th marks International Women's Day 2018.  I read something in the news that got me concerned.  Some Canadians participated in a survey on behalf of Historica Canada.  It found that the majority of Canadians could not name the accomplishments of a list of important Canadian women from history.  Forty percent of the participants could not recognize any of the 15 women on the list.

Here are 5 of the women I consider to be monumental in accomplishments:

1. Daphne Odjig - painter from the Wikwemikong Reserve on Manitoulin Island. Credited with forming the Indian Group of Seven.

2. Viola Desmond - activist from Nova Scotia.  Refused to sit in the assigned section of a movie theatre in 1946.  Was arrested and charged. Soon to be on the Canadian ten dollar bill.

3. Lucy Maude Montgomery - writer from Prince Edward Island.  Wrote "Anne of Green Gables".

4. Bertha Wilson - born in Scotland.  Was the first woman to be appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada in 1982.

5. Bobbie (Fanny) Rosenfeld - athlete from Toronto.  Was one of the first women allowed to compete in track and field at the 1928 Olympics.

To see a complete biography on these women, go to The Canadian Encyclopedia.  To see the list of women on the survey check CTV news.

Good Night for now.

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