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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.
In a perfect world, the thirty-six women on this list would be household names. But for too long history textbooks have focused on great men, to the exclusion of all others.
Over the past 375 years the Ursuline and Augustinian nuns of Quebec have played a significant role in the history of Quebec City and Canada. Their contributions have been highlighted with commemoration activities.
According to humorist Will Ferguson Agnes Macphail was funny, took no guff from men, but most importantly, she had an immense impact on Canadian politics.
Women who played heroic roles during the War of 1812 tend not to be remembered today. The one exception is Laura Secord.