WOMEN ARE PERSONS CASE
Women were not considered persons in the eyes of the law until October 18, 1929.
Henrietta Muir Edwards
PERSONS DAY 2014!
Carolyn Harley hosts her event on a marvellous October 18th afternoon.
Carolyn Robertson, Chair of The Famous 5 Foundation explains the exciting work of The Famous 5 Foundation.
Encouraging all women to consider entering politics.
Mayor Nenshi admires the contributions of women and encourages women to continue to step forward in business and government.
Nellie McClung Elementary School choir singing the Ballad of the Famous Five (written by Carolyn Harley).
The Famous 5 explain their contributions to the winning of The Persons Case
Nancy Millar (a founding member of The Famous 5 Foundation) invites all women to speak up and be heard!
Val Baldwin reads the inspiring words of Jean Scott who is the oldest living recipient of the Governor General's Person's Case Award.
Magnolia Buckskin performed before and during the celebration.
Carolyn sings The Spirit of the Famous 5 with Magnolia Buckskin.
Frances Wright invokes the spirit of the Famous 5 before leading everyone in The Famous 5 Pledge!
Author/historian Nancy Millar and Frances Wright. Both founding members of The Famous 5 Foundation.
Choir teacher Mrs. Jane Dennison from Nellie McClung Elementary School with her two children.
The Famous 5!!!
Mother and daughter! Aimee and Pat.
Mayor Nenshi and Carolyn Harley
The Famous 5 and members of The Famous 5 Foundation executive.
Friends and executive of The Famous 5 Foundation.
Henrietta Muir Edwards!
PERSONS DAY 2013
The Famous 5!!
The story of The Persons Case as told by The Famous 5
The High Country Choral sings The Ballad of the Famous Five.
Justine Tyrell captivates the audience with her rendition of John Lennon's song Imagine.
Alida Visbach shares the news of a Famous 5 Interpretive Centre being build at Heritage Park. To be opened in the summer of 2014.
Sheri-D Wilson and Lin Elder entertain with spoken word about the Famous 5.
Val Baldwin shares a message from 101 year old Jean Scott who is the oldes living recipient of The Governor Generals' Award.
Carolyn Harley and Heather Brooks sing Carolyn's song - The Spirit of the Famous Five.
Barbara Paterson, sculptor of the monument and Frances Wright, Past President of the Famous 5 enjoy the event.
Frances Wright leads the crowd in the Famous 5 Pledge. "I feel equal to high and splendid braveries!"
PERSONS DAY 2012
Carolyn Harley: Host 2012
St Sebastian Grade 4 Choir singing The Ballad of The Famous Five 2012
Donna Leonard of The Famous 5 Foundation 2012
Harry Sanders: Calgary Heritage Authority 2012 Historical Laureate.
Open Mind School from City Hall 2012
Sheri-D Wilson & Lin Elder. A Famous 5 spoken word presentation 2012
Nancy Millar - Author & Historian gives pertinent facts around each of The Famous 5 2012
Joni Delaurier singing Because I Am A Girl 2012
Frances Wright leading everyone in The Famous 5 Pledge "I feel equal to high and splendid braveries!" A quote from Emily Murphy's diary. 2012
PERSONS DAY 2011
Carolyn Harley singing her song The Ballad of the Famous Five on the anniversary of the Persons Case 2011
Nancy Millar - Historian and author of The Famous Five and Their Fight to Become Persons 2011
Nancy Millar explaining the events leading up to the winning of the Persons Case. 2011
Carolyn Harley singing The Spirit of the Famous Five 2012
Frances Wright and Carolyn Harley at the Monuments to the Famous 5 - 2011
Wear a hat and have a chat! 2011
Wear a hat and have a chat about the significance of The Famous 5 in ours lives today.
Wear a hat and have a chat!!
Celebrating the rights won for all women by the Famous 5 2011
Drawn into the Occupy Calgary protest, 2011.
Occupy Calgary at Olympic Plaza, Calgary 2011
How you live your life is a political statement 2011
The Famous 5 ended up protesting again for Occupy Calgary, 2011
80th Anniversary of the Person's Case
Olympic Plaza, Calgary, Alberta
I went downtown to celebrate with 'the ladies'
I started singing at noon and I sang my song 5 times
People were interested to hear about our history
I sang until 1:00 and chatted with more people
When I was done I felt a strong kinship to the F5 and a desire to continue using their story to motivate for change
Famous 5 on the Canadian $50.00 bill!
Emily Murphy & Nellie McClung talk about how things have changed since 1929 (Samantha Whelan & Carolyn Harley)
Nellie sings about the need for change that is still required today! (Carolyn Harley sings The Spirit of The Famous Five)
Frances Wright showing the new $50 bill with the Famous 5 depicted.
Nellie and Nellie!!
A TRIBUTE TO JEAN SCOTT
Jean Scott proudly displays The Governor General 'Persons' Case medal.
Jean Scott is the oldest living recipient of The Governor General's 'Persons' Case award for her work for the betterment of all Canadian women.
Jean still sings and plays with great enthusiasm and heart!
Jean Scott sings Oh Canada at 101 years old.
Jean plays stride piano and sings a song often sung by the women to encourage each other.
Jean Scott at her 102nd Birthday celebration
Jean sings God Save the Queen
Jean passed away shortly before her 103rd birthday still working in the morning on her projects for women!!!