Sunday, October 16, 2016
2:00pm – 4:00pm
This free, all-ages event will feature talented student performers, spoken word, historical stories, kids colouring and educational facts about Canadian history!
What better way to spend a Sunday afternoon?!
Brought to you by:
- The City of Cambridge
- Russell Music Teaching Studios
Thank you to our sponsors:
- Green Light Arts
- Gore Mutual
Special thanks to the Idea Exchange and Music is My Weapon for connecting some of the student performers with the show!
What is Persons Day?
The historic decision to include women in the legal definition of “persons” was handed down by Canada’s highest court of appeal—the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council of Great Britain—on October 18, 1929. This gave women the right to be appointed to the Senate of Canada and paved the way for women’s increased participation in public and political life.
The five women who pursued the case have become known as the Famous Five. They were journalists, magistrates and politicians who were influenced by a number of reform movements that took root in the early twentieth century. Their arduous legal quest, which began in 1927, resulted in a milestone victory and was a turning point for equality rights in Canada.