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Faces & Places:

Trailblazing Women of Manitoba

Walking Tour Guide




Faces & Places:

Trailblazing Women

of Manitoba

Walking Tour Guide

Buried in many of the monuments and murals in Manitoba are the stories of women who helped make Manitoba’s history, and whose achievements were critical to the development of this province. One of the mandates of the Nellie McClung Foundation is to promote and support awareness of the struggle for rights for women and girls. We hoped to develop a history book/guide that promotes visiting the places, seeing the faces and remembering the stories of Manitoba women who have made history—and whose lives so well-lived proved that, by working together and supporting one another, we can all make change for the better.


Our community and our society are stronger when we remember and learn from the past, and when we celebrate the Trailblazers who have worked so hard to secure the human rights of girls and women.


We thank the Winnipeg Foundation for its generous support of this Nellie McClung Foundation project.


Book Launch

On January 28, 2020, which coincided with the 104th anniversary of some Manitoba women becoming the first in Canada to get the vote, The Nellie McClung Foundation hosted the book launch for Faces & Places: Trailblazing Women of Manitoba at McNally Robinson Booksellers.


We were fortunate to have guest speakers which included Winnipeg Foundation's Cathy Auld, Senator Pat Bovey, former Lieutenant Governor Pearl McGonigal, and Speaker of the House Hon. Myrna Driedger. Each shared with the audience how important continuing to recognize the women who helped shape this province is.


This book was made possible through a generous grant from the Winnipeg Foundation and the gracious donation of time, energy, research skills, great photography, mapping skills and good will from Judy Waytuik, Wendy Wilson and Leone Banks.

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