Big Shoes Left Behind - We Found The Perfect Fit

The Famous 5 Foundation is excited to announce some changes to our board of directors. After 8 years of amazing leadership and dedication, Shauna Frederick will be stepping down as Chair of the Board. Shauna became a volunteer with the Famous 5 in October 2010 and became Chair of the Board in May 2016. Her passion for empowering Canadian women has played an important role in developing various leadership programs for young girls across the country and her avid commitment to sharing the legacy of the Famous Five has been instrumental in making the Foundation successful. 

With Shauna’s term as Chair ending, Gabriela Wilson will be assuming the position of Chair. Gabriela has volunteered with the foundation for over a year and is extremely passionate about promoting strong leadership in women. As a professional engineer, she knows first-hand the challenges of working in a male-dominated profession and hopes to continue the legacy of strong leadership programs for young girls and sharing the story of the Famous Five.

'Timing was everything': 100 years since first women elected to Alberta legislature

Calgary Herald - A far-flung Canadian province became the envy of suffragettes across the British Empire when two women were elected to the Alberta legislature on June 7, 1917. Louise McKinney and Roberta MacAdams won a long-sought-after victory while their counterparts from England to New Zealand celebrated the triumph, certain they were next. 

Famous 5 Foundation Creates Their Own Pledge to Support the International Women’s Day #PledgeForParity

Calgary – All around the world today people are celebrating International Women’s Day. It’s a time to reflect on what we’ve done, and what still needs to be done. In that spirit of progress and equality, the Famous 5 Foundation in Calgary is supporting women and girls everywhere with their own twist on the International Women’s Day #PledgeForParity.

VIDEO: Famous 5 showcases historic ‘pink tea’ conversations in immersive audio experience

Global News Calgary - The Famous Five Foundation partnered with a Calgary design agency to create an audio experience to those visiting the famous five statues. It’s intended to take listeners back to the pink tea conversation. Global’s Jill Croteau reports.