Famous Five Statues

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Famous Five Statues
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BenLar137
Calgary, Canada13,378 contributions
A celebration of great determination
Feb 2021
I don't know if there was any country where the road to women getting the vote was easy - mainly there were a lot demonstrations and lot of lobbying by women, and huge amount of ugliness from the men who were trying to resist. But even after women got the vote, the Canadian government still resisted including women fully in into public life. In the case of the Famous Five Case, the government was arguing that a woman could not become a senator because she wasn't a "person." The highest court for Canada at the time, which sadly was still in England, set the story straight, and women achieve another layer of acceptance as full members of society. It's unfortunate that when it comes to equal pay for equal work, and how women are still locked out of corporate boards and positions of leadership, there is still a lot of work to do...
Written 13 February 2021
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Mick M
Doncaster, UK74 contributions
An interesting spot
Mar 2020
Five huge statues of suffragettes having tea, with their history explained on nearby plaques. Interesting, and not something we had planned to see, but found them as we walked through Olympic Plaza. I wouldn't go looking for them, but it was nice to see them and read about their history nonetheless.
Written 5 December 2020
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Mike L
Calgary, Canada257 contributions
Controversial statue
Sep 2020
5 suffragettes (sometimes racist and pro-eugenics) stand larger than life with their teacups. Surrounded by fine restaurants and theatres.
Written 30 September 2020
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Chris_vonR
Montreal, Canada391 contributions
Important monument with nice setting
Aug 2020
Located just across the Olympic Park (with skating rink and gopher models) is this important group of women, immortalized. Stroll through the park at the same time!
Written 24 August 2020
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Nakodo
Calgary, Canada583 contributions
Famous statue
Feb 2020
They were instrumental getting the women the vote, well white women anyway. The were racist and anti semetic but we put up a statue for them anyway
Written 21 February 2020
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Cheryll M
Greater Adelaide, Australia279 contributions
OLYMPIC PLAZA
Aug 2019
This was a great place to stop and look around! Loved the Famous Five Statues and the gardens were absolutely beautiful. Wonderful place to stop for photographs.
Written 17 November 2019
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Rod McLeod
Calgary, Canada266 contributions
NELLY McCLUNG AND THE GIRLS!
Jun 2019
It is great to see the 'suffragettes' represented in the middle of Calgary. They all played a major role in the development of Western Canada - and deserve a place of prominence.
Written 2 November 2019
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ate
Calgary, Canada116 contributions
A simple historic monument at the heart of downtown
Jan 2019
you won't notice this place at a first glance but once you pass by the olympic park you will notice this place. It is a simple historic monument at the heart of downtown. A small place within downtown but enough information you can get from the monument.
Written 27 October 2019
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LDawn_RH
Calgary, Canada725 contributions
Historical!
May 2019
This beautiful sculpture features the Famous Five women suffragettes who rallied and petitioned the Canadian government to recognize women as persons. Very important for history buffs and feminists.
Written 23 September 2019
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BenLar137
Calgary, Canada13,378 contributions
A nice part of the Olympic Plaza and the Theatre District
Sep 2019
It was great to see this area busy with the bit Filipino Festival. The Famous Five do get a bit reduced in stature with all the booths and people milling about. But it forced me to take a different photographic angle on the statues and I like the perspective. The Famous Five are such an important part of Canada's civil and human rights development, it's fantastic to have them downtown. For more in-depth, there's an entire building at Heritage Park dedicated to them and their achievement. The house is a biggie-sized version of the Nellie McClung House in the Beltline.
Written 10 September 2019
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