2006 AD to
||February 2006 -
women's hockey team wins gold medal at Turin Olympics, to defend
February 25, 2006- Cindy Klassen became the first Canadian to win five medals at a single Olympic Winter Games.
March 8, 2006 - Governor General Michaelle Jean celebrates
International Women's Day with a visit to women's groups in war town
Afghanistan. Source: CBC TV News March 8 2007.
December 27, 2007 - Hayley Wickenheiser is chosen by the Canadian Press as the Canada's female athlete of the year. (Bobbie Rosenfield Award)
|October 2008 - Pan-Canadian Young
Feminist Conference is held in Montreal. It establishes a manifesto
on which RebELLES organizations are based. Source:
December 26, 2008 - Chantal Peticlerc is named by the Canadian Press as Female Athelete of the yea and receives the Bobbie Rosenfeld Award. Chantal is the first wheelchair athelete to receive this award. Source: Heroines.ca (Accessed May 2009)
February 28, 2008 - Died Margaret Beckman (1926-2008) Internationally acclaimed modern pioneer of Library Science.
March 1, 2008 - Died Marianne Bossen (1916-2008) civil servant, who among many services, worked on the Royal Commission on the Status of Women.
March 4, 2008 - Died Rosalinda "Linda" Linsangan Natividad-Cantiveros (1946-2008) community activist.
April 8, 2008 - Died Norma Busby (1930-2008) a nurse who was on the front of labour lines fighting for higher standards and respect of the profession.
May 22, 2008 Died Effie Constance Astbury (1916-2008) Librarian first Director Canadian Bibliographic Centre (National Library of Canada)
May 23, 2008 - Died Jean Southworth (1923-2008) pioneer newspaper journalist and musician.
June 7, 2008- Died Sherrill "Shay" Cheda founder of Emergency Librarian.
August 1, 2008 - Died Effie Constance Astbury (!916-2008) Librarian first Director Canadian Bibliographic Centre (National Library of Canada)
August 14, 2008 - Died Gladys Powers 1988 - 2008) Last surviving WWI veteran 2008.
September 15 , 2008- Died Marion Dewar ( 2008) former Mayor of City of Ottawa.
September 23, 2008 - Died Joan Elizabeth Humphrey (1936-2008) Professional name J.J. McColl Vancouver's first woman radio D.J.
October 4, 2008 - Died Connie Rooke, (1942-2008) Canadian Academic.
October 25, 2008- Died Joyce Trimmer (1927- 2008) First woman mayor of Scarborough, Ontario 1988
|May 13, 2009 - MP Anita Neville
asked the Canadian government to launch a public investigation to
the disappearance of some 520 aboriginal women in Canada's western
Heroines .ca (accessed June 2009)
January 2009 - Yonah Martin (1965 - ) is appointed to the Senate by Prime Minister Stephen Harper. She is the first Korean Canadian parliamentarian. Source: SenateofCanada.ca (Accessed 2010)
2009 - Yonah Martin (1965- ) is awarded the Order of Civil Merit Moran Medal from the Republic of Korea.
January 10, 2009 - Died Linda Marie Gillingwater Rainsberry ( - 2009) Entertainer, director and producer , businesswomen and philanthropist.
February 22, 2009 - Died Laddie Dennis (1920 - 2009) the 1st Canadian woman to appear on Canadian television.
March 11, 2009 - Died Theresa Helen McNeil (1928-2009) 1st Canadian woman to be appointed High Sherriff (Annapolis County, N S)
March 13, 2008 - Died Norah Urquhart (1918-2009) pioneer scientist who with her husband Fred discovered the secret of the Monarch butterfly.
March 23, 2009 - Died Arlene Billinkoff (1942-2009) long time legislative reporter for Winnipeg Free Press.
May 28, 2009 - Died Betty Edwards Tancock (1911-2009) a medal winning and record setting swimmer.
July 12, 2009 - Died Mary Doris "Dodie" Barr (1921-2009) baseball player in women's league and member of Baseball Hall of Fame.
August 1, 2009 - Died Martha Shepard (1911-2009) Librarian with major responsibility of establishing the National Library of Canada.
August 17, 2009 - Died Viola Wyse (1947-2009) Chief of the Snuneymuxu
September 25, 2009 - Died Eva Mariene Heddle (1933- 2009) At three she was Canada's Sweetheart.
December 9, 2009 - Died Goldie Semple ( 1952-2009) stage actress Source: The Toronto Star December 2009.
|Kathy Dunderdale is sworn in as the 1st
woman premier of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Source: Women in History: A timeline
by Kirsten Smith Postmedia News March 3, 2011.
January 31, 201 - Died Edith Josie (1921-2010) journalist from northern Canada who was known world wide.
March 6, 2010 - Died Ann Frances Oakes ( -2010) businesswoman
July 10, 2010 - Died Gina Feldberg (1956-2010) an academic who wrote on the social history of health issues.
July 20, 2012 - Died Jean E. Coolican (1918-2012) volunteer and co-founder of Save the Children Canada.
September 10, 2010 - Died Beatrice Wickett-Nesbitt (1917-2012) psychologist who forged the way for others to follow in the profession.
October 30, 2010 - Died J. Margot Brown Chester (1916-2012) Journalist, editor, community volunteer and author.
November 22, 2010 - Died Eleanor Coerr (1929-2010) foreign correspondent and author perhaps best known for her book Sadako and the 1000 Cranes (1977).