Jeunes Citoyens / Young Citizens

Adra Winnipeg, Manitoba

Fair address: Red River Heritage Fair

Project: Emily Stowe

My project is about the life history of Emily Stowe. She broke gender barriers,and helped with the women's suffrage movement.

What was the most interesting thing you learned about your topic?

I have learned about the sacrifices that the suffragists made for the freedom that we have today. The women in the eighteenth century were considered property of their fathers, brothers, or husbands. The pioneering women went through many things like being denied by schools to being ridiculed by men.

What important lessons have you learned that you want to share with other Canadians?

I have learned that Emily Stowe played a huge part in the women's suffrage movement. She established the first suffrage club,and participated in an all female mock parliament. She also pioneered in two different male dominated professions.

How would you compare your life today to the lives of those studied in your project?

The lives of women in the eighteenth century was much harder that the lives today. Now, we have the ability to vote no matter our gender, race, or colour. We take all these laws and rights for granted when we should be thinking about the suffragists who fought for this right. In comparison, we have a much more easier life with gender equality, and schools that females are able to attend.

  • Elaine Sokoluk

    Wonderful job. Keep up the hard work.
    09/07/2017 8:55:16 PM

  • Marcia Brierley

    Your video was creative, entertaining and educational.Emily Stowe should be a house hold name.
    05/07/2017 1:50:11 PM

  • Elena

    Thanks, I really learned a lot about Emily Stowe. She is an important lady for us ladies to know about. I also loved how you worked costumes, period pieces and morphing into your video. Bravo!
    05/07/2017 9:31:15 AM

  • Paula Ritchie

    great work
    02/07/2017 4:50:40 PM

  • Tina Bryson

    I teach at Dr. Emily Stowe Public School in Courtice Ontario. I loved your video and was very impressed at all the work you put into it. Thank you for sending it!
    28/06/2017 2:46:43 PM

  • Maryrose uy

    Good job,educational
    28/06/2017 7:52:58 AM

  • Mrs. Brignoly

    Excellent job! You did an amazing job on your video!
    27/06/2017 9:52:05 PM

  • Paige Carline

    I loved your video Adra! I love your take on your video in the perspective of Emily Stowe herself! I really enjoyed informative your video was. I now have learned that Emily Stowe was the First female to be a principal in upper Canada and a leader in the suffrage movement
    26/06/2017 5:48:54 PM

  • Paige

    Great job Adra! I love the creative way you made this video and the way you made it with the perspective of Emily Stowe herself. I really enjoyed the way you formatted the video to make it interesting and informative on how she broke the barriers by being the FIRST principal in upper Canada!
    26/06/2017 5:37:39 PM

  • SABINA...

    I really liked your video after i watched it.
    26/06/2017 1:15:24 PM

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Project partially funded by the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage.
  • Canadian Heritage / Patrimoine Canadien
  • Government of Canada
  • HBC: Hudson's Bay Company
  • ecentricarts inc.