• Suffragettes holding sign

The 100th Anniversary of Women's Right to Vote

Saturday, January 9, 2016 - 10:00am to Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 5:00pm
Reception Date: 
Jan 23, 2016 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

2016 marks the 100th anniversary of women's right to vote in Alberta. On April 19, 1916 Alberta became the third province in Canada to allow women the right to vote, behind Manitoba (January 18, 1916) and Saskatchewan (March 14, 1916).

Women across the province had been meeting, often covertly, for months to gather community support for te suffrage movement. Publicly these meetings were disguised at 'Pink Teas', book club gatherings or bridge parties, but in truth were rallies to support women's suffrage. This temporary exhibit explores the local suffrage movement leading up to winning the right to vote and the right for women to hold office. The exhibit will also celebrate the Okotoks women who have served in public office.

The 'Pink Tea' opening reception begins at 1:00pm. Presentation at 2:00pm. 

Museum Event
Educational, Family, Free
Culture & Heritage
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