Famous Five Maquette Canadian Tour
On January 18 Speaker Kowalski and
Community Development Minister Stan
Woloshyn officiated at a ceremony in the
lower Rotunda of the Legislature formally
recognizing a traveling exhibit honouring
Alberta’s Famous Five.The statues depict
Nellie McClung, Henrietta Edwards, Irene
Parlby, Louise McKinney, and Emily
Murphy celebrating their victory in the
1929 Persons Case.They had worked to
overturn a Supreme Court of Canada
ruling that women were not “persons”
who could hold public office as Canadian
Senators.The exhibit co-sponsors, the
Famous Five Foundation and the Girl
Guides of Canada, also participated.
Edmonton artist Barbara Paterson, the
creator of the maquette and the original
monument in Calgary’s Olympic Plaza, was
present for the ceremony.
Installation of the Lieutenant Governor
The installation of Lois Hole, CM, as
the 15th Lieutenant Governor of Alberta
was held in the Legislative Assembly
Chamber on February 10.The Hon.
C.A. Fraser, Chief Justice of Alberta,
administered the oath of office.
Approximately 600 people attended.
As part of downtown activities for
Family Day on February 21 tours of
the Legislature Building were offered
every 10 minutes. Hot chocolate,
entertainment, and a penny carnival
were provided in the pedway. More
than 4,400 visitors attended.
A ceremony recognizing Eid al-Adha, or
the Festival of Sacrifice, was held in the
Rotunda on March 20. For Muslims
around the world, the festival marks the
end of the annual pilgrimage (hajj) to
Mecca.A presentation was made to the
Winnifred Stewart Association for the
Mentally Handicapped on behalf of the
Muslims in Edmonton by the Ismaili
Council for Edmonton.
canadienne-française de l’Alberta
On March 21 the Legislative Assembly
of Alberta recognized the Association
canadienne-française de l’Alberta by
flying its flag alongside the Assemblée
parlementaire de la Francophonie’s flag
at a ceremony in the Rotunda.
Mr. Speaker’s Alberta Youth Parliament
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