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Re: Strong, gorgeous women!
« Reply #340 on: October 27, 2008, 06:32:07 pm »

October is Women's History Month in Canada.
So before the month runs out...


Elizabeth May
environmentalist, writer, activist, lawyer
and Leader of Canada's Green Party.




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« Reply #341 on: October 27, 2008, 06:46:14 pm »

Mary Ann Shadd Cary (1823 – 1893)






A pioneering educator, newspaper publisher, abolitionist and suffragist in both the United States and Canada.
She was one of the first women to graduate as a lawyer in the United States.
and the first black woman to cast a vote in a national election.  [wikip.]


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Re: Strong, gorgeous women!
« Reply #342 on: October 27, 2008, 09:57:36 pm »

Mary Pickford (1892 - 1979)
Canadian motion picture pioneer




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« Reply #343 on: October 28, 2008, 12:07:18 pm »

Fanny ("Bobbie") Rosenfeld
(1903 - 1969)
Canadian athlete






She was born in Russia, immigrated to Canada as an infant.
She was called the "best Canadian female athlete of the half-century" and a star at basketball, hockey, softball, and tennis. [wikip.]


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« Reply #344 on: October 28, 2008, 12:17:45 pm »
Elsie MacGill (1905 - 1980)
Canadian aeronautical engineer





She was known as the Queen of the Hurricanes & was the world's first female aircraft designer.



The Maple Leaf II, designed by Elsie MacGill





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« Reply #345 on: October 28, 2008, 01:50:49 pm »

Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874 - 1942)
Canadian author





Best known for her Anne of Green Gables series.



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« Reply #346 on: October 28, 2008, 01:52:26 pm »


Joni Mitchell
Canadian musician, songwriter, and painter.




Big Yellow Taxi - JM in concert - 1970

[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgMEPk6fvpg[/youtube]


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« Reply #347 on: October 28, 2008, 02:15:44 pm »


Portia May White (1911- 1968)
Canadian singer and voice teacher



One of the great contralto vocalists in the history of Canadian classical music, Portia made her debut on the national stage in Toronto in 1941.
By 1944 she had made her international debut in New York City and later toured the world. [wikip.]


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« Reply #348 on: October 28, 2008, 02:19:21 pm »



Joy Kogawa

Canadian poet and novelist




Best known for her 1981 novel Obasan.


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« Reply #349 on: October 28, 2008, 02:26:11 pm »
A few more entries in honour of Canada's Women's History Month..
..and then I'll take a break.  ;)




Emily Carr (1871 - 1945)
Canadian painter & writer




Tree in Autumn, by Emily Carr


Blunden Harbour, by Emily Carr