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Viola Desmond didn't set out to be a civil rights leader. But in 1946 when she was removed from a theatre in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia for sitting in a section reserved for whites, she fought back in court.
The beauty salon owner lost the case but strengthened the fight to end racial segregation in Canada. She went on to become a civil rights icon. In Nova Scotia, Heritage Day on February 16, 2015, has been dedicated to the legacy of Viola Desmond.
A hundred years ago, women in Canada took the first steps towards full participation in political life.
Nurses working alone in the isolated outports of Newfoundland and Labrador did the work of doctors, dentists, and veterinarians.
Women who played heroic roles during the War of 1812 tend not to be remembered today. The one exception is Laura Secord.
A remote homestead on Vancouver Island is a testament to a pioneer woman’s skill and determination.