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A podcast featuring figure skater Barbara Ann Scott, the darling of the 1948 Moritz Olympics. Scott passed away in 2012.
Interview by Nelle Oosterom
Canada’s History Senior Editor Nelle Oosterom spoke with figure skating legend Barbara Ann Scott in 2010. Scott, who passed away in 2012, made Canada proud during the 1948 St. Moritz Olympics.
The arrival in 1862 of a ship full of single women eased the hearts of British Columbia’s lovesick bachelors — and lined the pockets of B.C.’s future premier.
In 1929, the British Privy Council ruled that Canadian women were persons under the law. What sparked this victory for women’s rights was the trial of a forgotten Calgary prostitute twelve years earlier.
A look at a few of the many “firsts” for Canadian women.
Dancers, actresses, prospectors, saloon owners, prostitutes and wives — there was no such thing as a conventional woman in the Klondike.