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Famous Five Statues

8 Ave SE | Oylmpic Plaza, Calgary, Alberta T2G 0K7, Canada
+1 403-268-2489
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Came across this historically important grouping that marked women being regarded as persons... read more

Reviewed yesterday
David G
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Boca Raton, Florida
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Continues to be relevant

It is great that this piece of public art is located on Stephen Avenue by Olympic Park reminding... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ottawajester
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Ottawa
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8 Ave SE | Oylmpic Plaza, Calgary, Alberta T2G 0K7, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Came across this historically important grouping that marked women being regarded as persons. Someone had placed potato chips in a plate held by an outstretched hand.

Thank David G
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It is great that this piece of public art is located on Stephen Avenue by Olympic Park reminding folks of the importance of fundamental human rights - and in doing so, that there is still work to do on this front.

Thank Ottawajester
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It is important for Canadians (and others) to remember how long it took to get basic rights, such as the right for women to vote. Let us learn and not regress. This statue helps.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This statues represent the 5 women that made the constitution change, because previously the word person = men only. And they made this change so that persona = men and women.

Thank Brenda T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After reading about the history / context behind the statues, I made sure to find them on my self guided tour around the City - in the pouring rain! The history around these is fascinating, and in some way unbelievable, and it is great to...More

Thank Sarah C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is almost unbelievable that 100 years ago women (Caucasian) women got the vote in Canada - others came afterward - Asians and then by 1960 indigenous women. I guess we need these examples to tell us how backward we were not that long ago...More

Thank Westerner222
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Reviewed 21 May 2018

The story of the Famous 5 is fantastic. You won't learn that much about it from this landmark. It's an installation of 5 women who successfully challenged the idea that women are not granted the rights of men all the way to the Canadian Supreme...More

Thank Cyrribrae
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Reviewed 20 May 2018

This sculpture that includes statues of 5 women is a great tribute to the brave ladies who challenged and changed terminology forever - women were to be included in the term 'persons'. This is a great memorial to these amazing women that changed history.

Thank silverbrook
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Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

“And women are people too...” Very powerful in its simplicity and its message. The statues are gorgeous. And the setting is right: simple and readily accessible. I’m so glad I found these statues as I was walking downtown Calgary.

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Reviewed 19 April 2018

See, this city gives such talent and history to a wide range of views and education....hats off to this beautiful city..."Calgary".

Thank barbara p
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nope. just have some coins ready for the bums.
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