Leandra K.

Midland, Ontario

Simcoe County Regional Fair

How Five Women Changed Canada Over a Cup of Tea

My project is about the Famous Five and the impact they made on Canadian history.




What was the most interesting thing you learned about your topic?

I learned about pink teas. Pink teas were created as a way for women to have secret suffrage meetings. They did this because when they had suffrage meetings they would constantly be interrupted by men. If they just said they were having pink teas then nobody suspected anything.

What important lessons have you learned that you want to share with other Canadians?

I learned that even when all odds are against you, you can still accomplish your goal. I also learned that prior to 1929 women were not "persons" under Canadian and British law.

How would you compare your life today to the lives of those studied in your project?

In my life now I am considered a person under law and when I'm 18 I am able to vote as a woman. I am also treated with more value then women were back then.