You will have to experiment and try things out for yourself and you will not be sure of what you are doing. That's all right, you are feeling your way into the thing.  - Emily Carr, artist

You will have to experiment and try things out for yourself and you will not be sure of what you are doing. - Emily Carr, Canadian artist (Group of Seven)

Lt.-Col. Maryse Carmichael is an accomplished pilot who became the first woman in Canadian history selected to fly with the famous Snowbirds Aerobatic Team. In November 2000 she was chosen to fly #3 position with the 431 Air Demonstration Squadron.

Maryse Carmichael is an accomplished pilot who became the first woman in Canadian history selected to fly with the famous Snowbirds Aerobatic Team. In November 2000 she was chosen to fly 3 position with the 431 Air Demonstration Squadron.

Clara Hughes. The only athlete in the 114-year history of the modern day Olympics ever to win multiple medals in both the Summer and Winter Olympic Games. And she's Canadian!

The only athlete in the history of the modern day Olympics ever to win multiple medals in both the Summer and Winter Olympic Games. And she's Canadian! And she handles chronic depression!

In 1993 Kim Campbell became Canada's nineteenth prime minister, the first woman in Canadian history to hold the post. She had previously served as Minister of State for Indian Affairs and Northern Development, Justice Minister (again the first female in this position), and Minister of National Defence and Veterans' Affairs. She is one of only two women in the world who has participated in a G-7 Summit.

Avril Phaedra "Kim Campbell _ Prime Minister of Canada, and woman to hold this position.

16-year-old Marilyn Bell, the first person to swim across Lake Ontario on Sept. 9, 1954.

Marilyn Bell (b. October 1937 in Toronto ON) was the first person to swim across Lake Ontario (on Sep 1954 at 16 years of age) and later swam the English Channel and Strait of Juan de Fuca.

Anna Mae Aquash- a native rights act ivist from Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia. She became one of the most prominent woman in the American Indian Movement  "I'm Indian all the way, and always will be. I'm not going to stop fighting until I die, and I hope I'm a good example of a human being and ...

Anna Mae Aquash- a native rights act ivist from Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia. She became one of the most prominent woman in the American Indian Movement "I'm Indian all the way, and always will be.

Jennie Kidd Trout, the first woman licensed to practice medicine in Canada in 1875.

Jennie Kidd Trout, the first woman licensed to practice medicine in Canada in Looks like a total bad ass to me.

Hayley Wickenheiser-Ice Hockey! #TeamCanada #Olympics

Hayley Wickenheiser-Ice Hockey! #TeamCanada #Olympics

Georgina Fane Pope was from PEI.  Her father, William Henry Pope, was a Father of Confederation. She chose nursing as a profession and trained in NYC. She volunteered to go overseas with the troops at the beginning of the South African War. She was awarded the Royal Red Cross by Queen Victoria for her nursing service in the South African War.  Georgina was appointed the first Nursing Matron of the Canadian Army Medical Corps in 1908 and served in England and France in WWI.

Georgina Fane Pope

First head nurse of Canadian Contingent to Boer War Georgina Pope wears possibly her nurse uniform from Bellevue Hospital, New York, on

Feminist and politician Louise McKinney, along with Nellie McClung, Emily Murphy, Irene Parlby, and Henrietta Muir Edwards was one of the Famous Five, who fought for women's rights in Canada.    In 1917 McKinney was one of the first two women elected to the provincial legislature in Alberta, to a Canadian legislature and a legislature in the British Empire. As a law maker, McKinney fought for married women's property rights.

"Develop honour, justice and everything that is big." Louise McKinney - Alberta's Famous Five

Yvonne Madalaine Brill (née Claeys) (30 December 1924[1]  – 27 March 2013) was a Canadian scientist best known for her development of rocket and jet propulsion technologies. During her career she was involved in a broad range of national space programs in the United States, including NASA and the International Maritime Satellite Organization.[2]

Yvonne Brill - Find A Grave Memorial

Cairine Wilson, Canada's first female Senator, appointed in 1930

Cairine Reay Wilson Cairine Reay Wilson The first woman appointed to the Senate of Canada largely due to the hard work of the Famous Five.

Rosemary Brown (1930 - 2003) was the first black woman elected to a Canadian Provincial Legislature  was the first black woman to run for the Leadership of a Canadian Federal Political Party (1975).  Rosemary Brown worked tirelessly for the causes she believed in: equality and rights for women, members of visible minorities and the disadvantaged.

Rosemary Brown (1930 - 2003) was the first black woman elected to a Canadian Provincial Legislature was the first black woman to run for the Leadership of a Canadian Federal Political Party (1975). Rosemary Brown worked tirelessly for the causes she believed in: equality and rights for women, members of visible minorities and the disadvantaged.

Major Margaret C. MacDonald (1873 -1948)  Margaret was appointed Matron-in-Chief of the Royal Canadian Medical Corps (Nursing Service) during WW1, becoming the first woman in the British Empire to reach the rank of major.  Margaret served in the Boer War and in England and Europe. At any one point in time, she was responsible for over 2,500 Canadian nurses.  Margaret was conferred the Royal Red Cross Medal by King George V, and was awarded the Florence Nightingale Medal in 1920.

Major Margaret C. MacDonald (1873 -1948) Margaret was appointed Matron-in-Chief of the Royal Canadian Medical Corps (Nursing Service) during WW1, becoming the first woman in the British Empire to reach the rank of major. Margaret served in the Boer War and in England and Europe. At any one point in time, she was responsible for over 2,500 Canadian nurses. Margaret was conferred the Royal Red Cross Medal by King George V, and was awarded the Florence Nightingale Medal in 1920.

Grace Lockhart, the first woman to receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1875 from Mount Allison University in New Brunswick

Grace Lockhart, the first woman to receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1875 from Mount Allison University in New Brunswick

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