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.

  • ds

    Great history lesson, Cheers Adra!
    22/06/2017 12:05:02 PM

  • Prinson Sebastian

    Keep up the Good work.Congrats
    22/06/2017 10:50:14 AM

  • Deepthi Philip

    Great Job,Congrats
    22/06/2017 10:45:42 AM

  • kalia wong

    wow. I'm impressed. great job!
    21/06/2017 5:48:47 PM

  • karen

    very nice, congrats
    21/06/2017 4:14:37 PM

  • Teresa ( Young Citizen)

    Great Job, Adra! I really enjoyed watching your video! :)
    21/06/2017 3:07:14 PM

  • Vaughn Menow

    Awesome Video Hope You Make It To Ottawa (Y)
    21/06/2017 12:40:19 PM

  • Blair

    You did a great job .Hope you win
    20/06/2017 7:39:37 PM

  • Katie

    Good job Adra
    20/06/2017 11:34:22 AM

  • Cheryl kotelniski

    Great job Adra! Very interesting!
    20/06/2017 10:53:15 AM

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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.