When Suffragettes Won Back the Vote

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Date(s) - Wednesday, May 11, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Trafalgar Township Historical Society


Organization: Trafalgar Township Historical Society

Description: The Trafalgar Township Historical Society presents Pauline Grondin’s; When Suffragettes Won Back the Vote.

In recognition of the Centennial Year for Women’s Suffrage in 2016, Pauline Grondin will portray a woman of 1916 who speaks regarding the history of women’s votes in the past and their determination to embrace the notion of voting rights for wives and mothers in the future.

In 1809 an 80 year old widow in Quebec was the first woman of record to cast a vote. There were others throughout the early years of Canada who cast ballots before it was declared a crime to do so in 1851.
With their dignity and respect in peril the suffragettes continued the fight together and eventually won back the vote for women. With the creation of the Toronto Women’s Literacy Club in 1876, later to become the Women’s Suffrage Society in 1883, the women rallied their forces together to embrace the notion of voting rights to better fulfil women’s social roles as wives and mothers.

Age: 99 y And Under


Phone: 905 844 1677

Link: http://www.tths.ca

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