Historic Sites of Manitoba: Famous Five Monument (Osborne Street, Winnipeg)
The Famous Five who legally gained the right for women to vote in Canada in 1929 ~ That is pretty recently! There are identical statues erected to their achievement in Ottawa, Ontario and Calgary, Alberta since they all lived in Alberta when involved in this historic and vital legal challenge. The statue shown here erected at the Manitoba Legislature in 2010. Created by local sculptor Helen Granger on behalf of the Nellie McClung Foundation.
I posted a while back about the awesome Little Little Libraries movement, where individuals and community groups set up a free take-a-book, leave-a-book library. The pint-sized libraries are located across Canada and the US and they encourage reading by both...
10 amazing things to do in Manitoba that are NOT in Winnipeg
Header photo by Austin Mackay Maybe you need a break from city life, or perhaps you just want a new experience in our beautiful province. Whatever your reason is, there are plenty of exciting activities to do outside of our capital city. Plan a day trip or a weekend away with these 10 amazing things
Combining artistic beauty with a natural setting, the Leo Mol Sculpture Garden in Assiniboine Park offers a quiet retreat to view and enjoy the magnificent works of master sculptor, Dr. Leo Mol. The garden was created as a result of Dr. Mol’s generous gift of many of his wonderful bronze pieces and works of art to the community in which he lived.
Tommy Douglas - the father of Medicare in Canada - winner of Greatest Canadian vote in 2005 - grandfather of Kiefer Sutherland. Lived in Winnipeg as a child. Witnessed the 1919 General Strike at the age of 15.