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BC: In my opinion I would say that the answer to my question would be "yes" because women like the famous five have contributed to reform womens' rights not just in sports but in many areas of their community. Certainly more women participate in sports now than compared to 80 years ago.

FC: Famous Five By Matt V Elbow Park Grade 6 October 7

1: You will learn about the famous five, pink teas, ice hockey and much more. My question is, "Would the famous five aprove of the place of women in sports today? 1. Irene Parbly 2.Nellie McLung 3.Emily Murphy 4.Louise McKinney 5.Herrietta Muir Edwards 6.Pink teas 7.Ice Hockey 8.Womens Ice Hockey 9.The History Of Womens Ice Hockey I hope you like my scrapbook.

2: Irene Parlby She was born to an aristocratic family on January 9th, 1868. In 1897 she traveled to Lacombe, Alberta to visit friends. In 1898 she married Walter Parlby and had one son, Humphrey. In 1916, she organized and became the first President of the United Farms Womens Association. In 1921 she was elected to the Alberta legislature as a United Farms of Alberta candidate from Lacombe. In 1921 she was appointed the first female cabinet minister in Alberta and the second in the British Empire. In 1930 she represented Canada at the league of nations in Geneva. In 1965 she died in Alix, Alberta. at age 97 on July 12.

3: Nellie Mclung Nellie Mclung was born on the 20th of October 1873 in Chatworth, Ontario. She moved to Manitoba in 1880. she got married in 1896 to Wes Mclung and had five kids named: Jack, Horace, Florence, Paul, and Mark. Then in 1911 she began to champion the rights of women to vote and run for office. She was elected liberal MLA, Edmonton in 1921. In 1936 she was the fist women appointed to the board of Governors of the CBC. She went to Geneva as a Canadian representative to the league of nations.She died at the age of 78 in Victoria, BC on September 1st.

4: Emily Murphy Emily Murphy was born in Cookstown, Ontario, March 14 1868. She married Aurther Murphy and had four children, but two died in childhood. in 1889 her family moved to England where Emily began her writing career as Janey Canuck. In 1907 she moved to Edmonton, Alberta and began her social activism. In 1910 she became the first female appointed to the Edmonton hospital board. She was appointed the first female in the British Empire in 1916. she gathered four influential Alberta women to her Edmonton home to sign a petition to the Supreme Court of Canada to clarify the process to become a senator in 1927. She died suddenly in her sleep on October 17th at the age of 65 in 1933.

5: Louise McKinney Louise McKinney was born in Frankville, Ontario to a farming family, September 22, 1868. She got married to James McKinney and had one child named Willard. In 1903 she moved to Claresholme, Alberta and travelled throughout western Canada organizing 20 WCTU chapters. Then in 1917 she was sworn in first and thus became the first women to it as an elected official in the British Empire. She died suddenly in Claresholme, Alberta, July 10, 1931 at the age of 63.

6: Henrietta Muir Edwards She was born to a privileged family in Montreal, Quebec on December 18th, 1849. In 1875 she published the first Canadian womens magazine called Womens Work in Canada. The following year she married Dr. Oliver Cromwell Edwards and had three children: Alice, Muir and Margret. In 1893 her and Lady Aberdeen, established the National Council of Women. In 1897 she helped Lady Aberdeen found the Victorian Order of Nurses. Then died at the age of 82 in 1931 in Fort Macleod, November 10 and then buried in Edmonton.

7: Ice Hockey Ice hockey is a team sport played on ice. Skaters direct the puck into the opposite teams net to score a goal. Did you know hockey is also the official national winter sport of Canada? Ice hockey is one of the 4 major north American professional sports. The National Hockey League, or the NHL, is considered the highest level for men. There are two professional leagues for women, the first being the CWHL or the Canadian Women's Hockey League, and the second being the WWHL, Western Women's Hockey League.

8: Womens Hockey The Marquette Iron Rangers of the USHL signed the first female professional hockey player in the season of 1969-1970. Womens ice hockey was added as a medal sport in the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan. | The chief difference between mens ice hockey and womens ice hockey is that checking is not aloud. If a woman checks another woman it is either a major or minor penalty. Checking became against the rules after the 1990 Womens World Championships because female players in many countries didn't have the mass compared to the North American players. In addition, women competing in leagues must wear full-faced masks. One woman, Manin Rheaume appeared as a goaltender for the NHL's Tampa Bay Lightning in some preseason games against the St. Louis Blues and the Boston Bruins.

9: History of Womens Hockey Lady Isobel Stanley was a pioneer in the womans game and is one of the first females to be photographed using a puck and a stick (around 1890) on the natural ice rink at the Rideau hall in Ottawa, Canada. On March 8th, 1899, the first account appeared in the Ottawa Evening Journal newspaper of a game played between two womens teams, 4 per side, at the Rideau skating rink. On February 11th, 1891, one of the earliest newspaper accounts of seven-a-side game between women appeared in the Ottawa Citizen.

10: As a result, the opposition, who are usually men, felt uncomfortable about interrupting a tea, especially a pink tea and would generally avoid interfering in order to avoid embarrassment. The good hearted men, who generally feared for the safety of their wives at political meetings were far more comfortable about their loved ones attending a pink tea. | The Pink Teas Pink Teas were developed as a way for women to gather and discuss various issues of importance including suffrage and politics. Only women were invited, and frilly decorations, cookies, china and many pink doilies crowded the tables.

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