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Famous Five Statues

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Address: 228 8 Ave NW | Manitoba, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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In Canada, the Famous Five have huge significance in the history of women's rights - they challenged the courts that women were indeed "persons' under the law, and not... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Calgary, Canada
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Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I won't add to the debate and range of opinions about these Famous 5 women of Canadian History. The status themselves are not worthy of going too far out of your way (unless of course you're a knowledgeable history buff looking for a keepsake selfie).

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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In Canada, the Famous Five have huge significance in the history of women's rights - they challenged the courts that women were indeed "persons' under the law, and not second-class citizens. I think they are bit more photogenic in the early morning or late evening light, but are fun to photograph at any time of day.

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Calgary
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Don't miss seeing this larger-than-life artwork that honours the the five women who were responsible for the rest of us - since 1929, being recognized as "Persons" under the law. Yep; before that we were not considered "Persons". The installation is beautiful, fun and a great teaching opportunity if you have kids with you.

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Hazenmore
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

Downtown Calgary, was very educational of the contributions women have made to the history of Canada and the World. Must see.

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Alberta, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 385 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Given the anniversary of the suffragette movement (see the movie with Meryl Streep as Emily Pankhurst), visitors to Alberta should take in these well rendered statues of some of the women who helped secure the vote for the female half of the electorate.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Lovely sculptures around Calgary that depict its own history and its importance in Canadian history. A pivotal point for Canada. Very nice to see to learn more about a beautiful city.

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Many people walk past these five statues at Olympic Park every day, taking selfies with them and admiring the art, without knowing who the women are or why they are memorialized. The Valiant Five (Célèbres cinq) were five Alberta women memorialized for asking the Supreme Court of Canada to answer the question, “Does the word ‘Persons’ in Section 24 of... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

This set of sculptures is at the entrance to Olympic Plaza, across the intersection from Stephen avenus ( a walking mall). During the winter the fountains at teh plaza are a skating rink with music , lights ( at night) and regular zamboni cleaning. During the warm months, the founatin is a lunch time favorite spot for teh office workers.... More 

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Yass, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

These sculptures are put into context better if you have already visited the replica of Nellie McClung's house at Calgary Heritage Park. These were pretty amazing women, the "famous 5" who were instrumental in gaining votes for women in Alberta.

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Rio Grande, RS
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Reviewed 23 January 2017

We find these ladies when we went to skate in the Olympic Plaza. It was most interesting, since they are perfectly placed as they were in a common place, talking during some tea. In fact, they are a symbol of the struggle to equal rights that women had (and in some cases, still have) to participate.

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