Votes for Women
Saskatchewan women (🇨🇦) petitioned for the right to vote on Valentine's Day 1916 and got the right to vote exactly one month later on March 14th. Even then we celebrated Galentines. 😉
- •To commerate the centennial the Diefenbaker Centre is touring an exhibit celebrating Saskatchewan Suffrage.
- •Sisters United.Our colours were the same as Great Britain 🇬🇧.
- •RevolutionWas thought to be the only way to guarantee change - the more things change the more they stay the same.
- •The American colours were black and gold.On occasion, we sported them as well. Such a stylish outfit for a progressive young lady.
- •Vote. Vote. Always vote.One must speak up. Our federal and provincial budgets came out this week and there is much to say.
- •A woman's place was seen to be in the home.Cooking and canning and cleaning. Can you name all these items?
- •The sad iron was very sad. 😉
- •Teas brought ladies together to plot and plan.I want those plates. The museum had a tea yesterday to open the exhibit here.
- •I had company over today for tea.Before I started school I went almost daily with my mother to the neighbours for tea and cookies.
- •A woman' sphereIs everywhere.
- •I got a Votes for Women button yesterday.The way things are I might need it sometime in the future. (I really hope not).
- •Sisters unitedTo identify themselves through action and color. Sisters Unite.
- •A broochCould convey a message of solidarity without anyone needing to say a word.
- •Saskatchewan women got the vote just before WW1Because the reigning government assumed that we would be grateful and support their interests and not necessarily our own.
- •Vote always.Always vote.
- •Remember all rights are hard fought for so we need to keep fighting so that our descendants can also enjoy these privileges.