Today The Nellie McClung Foundation officially unveiled a plaque commemorating the 100th Anniversary of some Manitoba women being the first in Canada to get the vote at the Manitoba Legislative Building.
The Honourable Janice C. Filmon, C.M., O.M., Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba and Premier Brian Pallister delivered remarks at the ceremony. Speaker of the Manitoba Legislative Assembly, Honourable Myrna Driedger, along with fellow members of The Nellie McClung Foundation Board of Directors past and present performed the official unveiling.
“Through the efforts of the Nellie McClung Foundation, Manitoba has embraced the Centennial anniversary in grand style. Today’s plaque unveiling is an excellent bookend to a year of celebration, begin in January with the Centennial Gala: Celebrating 100 Years of Manitoba Women’s Right to Vote“, said Lila Goodspeed, Board Chair. “Much like Nellie McClung and the Famous Five, the Nellie McClung Foundation is a group of women working with great passion to honour the legacy and work that came before them, to get the vote.”