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Events listed relate to Canadian women with a few
extra items added to give the timeline perspective.
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|February 11, 2011 - The Canadian
Government announces a new Hero Class coast guard vessel named for
Capt. Nicola Goddard, who was serving in Afghanistan when she
was killed May 17, 2006, the first female Canadian soldier to die in
action. Sources: Toronto Star, Globe and Mail.
February 12, 2011
March 27, 2011- Shania Twain is inducted into the Canadian
Hall of Fame.
May 2, 2011 - Elizabeth May becomes the first Canadian Member of
Parliament for the Green Party. She won her seat in Saarnich-Gulf
Islands, British Columbia. This was her third attempt to become
elected to Parliament. Sources: More information in
Toronto Star, Toronto Globe and Mail and Vancouver
Sun May 3, 2011.
May 23-25, 2011 - The Nobel Women's initiative, a
hosting group of Nobel Peace Prize winners, holds an international
conference on sexual violence against women in conflict zones at
Chateau Montebello, Quebec. It is the first time the group has met
in Canada. They want Canada to be a leader protesting and taking
action for victims of sexual violence as Canada took lead against
landmines. Source: "Female Nobel laureates gather in Montebello by
Kelly Patterson, The Ottawa Citizen May 22, 2011.
May 31, 2011 - Rear Admiral Jennifer Bennett is
appointed first woman in Canada as Chief of Reserves and Cadets.
October 21, 2011 - Rona Ambrose, Minister responsible for
the Status of Women unveiled a plaque in Edmonton, Alberta,
recognizing the Persons Case, an event of National Historic
January 14, 2011- Died Lucy Slade (1972-2011) medal winning
Kayaker and canoeist.
January 29, 2011 - Died
Loreen Rice Lucas (1914-2011) Author.
March 12, 2011 - Died Dr. Olive Patricia Dickason C.M., PhD..,
D.Litt. (1920-2011) Journalist, Professor and scholar.
Canada's foremost expert on the history of aboriginal peoples.
Source: Ottawa Citizen
April 4, 2011 - Died Mary Bryant (!919-2011) community
Activist Source: True North Perspective
July 2011 - Died Rita Laroque Morel (1911-2011) public servant.
July 17, 2011 - Died Yoné Young (?-2011) Dancer and manager of
her own dance company.
August 2, 2011 - Died Joanne
Strong Philpott (1930-2011) columnist for the Globe and Mail.
Source: The Globe and Mail.
August 14, 2011 - Died Frances Morrison
(1918-2011) librarian in Saskatchewan
August 30, 2011 - Died Joyce Marguerite Brennan (1929-2011)
First woman Elected to the Smith Falls, Ontario Town Council.
Source: Ottawa Citizen.
September 2011 - Died
Sally Crooks (1927-2011) Well respected educator. Source: The
Globe and Mail
October 1, 2011 - Died Nancy Riche (1944-2011) Awarded the 1992
Persons Case and known as a woman of courage
October 2, 2011 - Died Cindy Shatto (1957-2011) a true
pioneer in the sports of swimming and diving. Source:
The Globe and Mail
October 13, 2011 - Died
Barbara Kent (1907-2011) silent screen
movie star. Source Globe and Mail.
October 17, 2011 -
Died Barbara Kathleen Buchner (1927-2011) Medical researcher in
virology, hepatitis and radiommunoassay.
October 23, 2011 - Died Tillie Taylor
(1922-2011) Lawyer and social worker Source: Globe and Mail
October 24, 2011 - Died Laverna Katie Dollimore (1922-2011)
administrative diplomatic civil servant who aided in saving American
Diplomats during the Iranian revolution November 4, 1979.
November 3, 2011 - Died Joyce Carter (1930-2011) Fashion
November 25, 2011 -
Died Jean Casselman-Wadds
1st woman appointed by the Canadian Government as delegate to
the United Nations. 1979 the 1st woman appointed as Canadian High
Commissioner to Great Britain.
November 26, 2011 - Died
Pat Holden Collins (1924-2011) one of the world's first
women photo journalists.
December 23, 2011 - Died
Mary Frances Fraser (1921-2011) award
winning local historian from Brampton, Ontario.
December 24, 2011 - Died
Mary Noel Balke (1918-2011) Librarian, journalist, broadcaster with
the CBC, reference librarian at Ottawa Public Library.
1933 - Mary Belle Barclay and her sister E. Catherine Barclay
pitch a tent in Bragg Creek, Alberta to welcome campers to the first
Hostel in North America. In 2012 Parks Canada declare this to be an
Historic Site. Source: 100 More Canadian Heroines
by Merna Foster Dundurn Press, 2011.
June 1-5, 2012 - Canada joins other Commonwealth countries
to celebrate the 60 reign of Queen Elizabeth II.
January 2012 - Died
Dorothy Annabelle Straton McPhedran in
1964 the first woman to be Inspector of Schools for the Ontario
Ministry of Education.
January 5, 2012 - Died Lois Boyle (1932-2012) "mother of the
Snowbirds" Canada's flying aerobatic team.
January 5, 2012 - Died F. Marguerite "Peggy" Hill
(1919-2012) Medical doctor
January 22, 2012 - Died Mary Evelyn "Molly" Cameron (
-2012) Librarian known for her outstanding contribution to her
January 25, 2012 - Died Alice Moulton (1911-1912) librarian
with the University of Toronto.
February 2, 2012 - Died Joyce Carmen Barkhouse (1913-2012)
February 6, 2012 - Died Coleen Thibaudeau (1925-2012) Poet.
February 13, 2012 - Died Pat Lotz (1930-2012) librarian and
February 14, 2012 - Died Eleanor Joan "Dusty" Miller
(1929-2012) theater administrator.
February 16, 2012 - Died Ethel Stark 9
2012) celebrated Canadian muscian.
April 9, 2012 - Died
Doris Ogilvie (1919-2012) a deputy judge
Juvenine and provincial courts and stong supporter of women's
April 19, 2012 - Died Mabel Margaret Van Camp(1920-2012)
first woman appointed to the bench of the Supreme Court of Ontario.
April 20, 2012 - Died Lillian McGregor (1924-2012)
became the 1st Elder in residence at the University of
Toronto and lectured on the seven sacred teachings of the elders:
She was the 1st native woman awarded an honorary
doctorate of law from the University of Toronto.
April 29, 2012 - Died
Daisy Juror (1920-2012) baseball player for the All American Girls
August 29, 2012 - Died
Ruth Miriam Goldbloom (1923-2012) the force behind the development
of Pier 21 Museum in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
May 19, 2012 - Died Charlotte Starkey (1910-2012) a volunteer
at various levels of Girl Guides for 55 years.
June 21, 2012 - Died Maria Marrelli (1915-2012) Social
activist on behalf of Italian Canadians she was presented with the
Italian Order of Merit.
August 18, 2012 - Died Cathie Anne Oberholtz (!940-2012)
September 24, 2012 - Died Mimi Mitchell Donald (1917-2012)
Canada's most outstanding teacher of the deaf in 20th century.
September 26, 2012 - Died Sylvia Olga Fedoruk (1927-2012) 1st
woman lieutenant governor of Saskatchewn.
September 29, 2012 - Died Barbara Ann Scott (1928-2012)
Canada's Sweetheart figure skated who wone a gold medal in 1948
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