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Famous Five Statues

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Address: 228 8 Ave NW | Manitoba, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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Worth seeing if already nearby

This is definitely worth seeing if you're already nearby - but I wouldn't go out of your way. If you do stop by, be sure to read the write ups... and check out other nearby... read more

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Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is definitely worth seeing if you're already nearby - but I wouldn't go out of your way. If you do stop by, be sure to read the write ups... and check out other nearby attractions.

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Edmonton, Canada
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I won't add to the debate and range of opinions about these Famous 5 women of Canadian History. The status themselves are not worthy of going too far out of your way (unless of course you're a knowledgeable history buff looking for a keepsake selfie).

Thank Carey M
Calgary, Canada
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574 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

In Canada, the Famous Five have huge significance in the history of women's rights - they challenged the courts that women were indeed "persons' under the law, and not second-class citizens. I think they are bit more photogenic in the early morning or late evening light, but are fun to photograph at any time of day.

Thank BenLar137
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Don't miss seeing this larger-than-life artwork that honours the the five women who were responsible for the rest of us - since 1929, being recognized as "Persons" under the law. Yep; before that we were not considered "Persons". The installation is beautiful, fun and a great teaching opportunity if you have kids with you.

Thank C. S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Downtown Calgary, was very educational of the contributions women have made to the history of Canada and the World. Must see.

Thank Elmer E
Alberta, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 387 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Given the anniversary of the suffragette movement (see the movie with Meryl Streep as Emily Pankhurst), visitors to Alberta should take in these well rendered statues of some of the women who helped secure the vote for the female half of the electorate.

Thank Professional-Pilgrim
Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Lovely sculptures around Calgary that depict its own history and its importance in Canadian history. A pivotal point for Canada. Very nice to see to learn more about a beautiful city.

Thank Navin L
Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Many people walk past these five statues at Olympic Park every day, taking selfies with them and admiring the art, without knowing who the women are or why they are memorialized. The Valiant Five (Célèbres cinq) were five Alberta women memorialized for asking the Supreme Court of Canada to answer the question, “Does the word ‘Persons’ in Section 24 of... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

This set of sculptures is at the entrance to Olympic Plaza, across the intersection from Stephen avenus ( a walking mall). During the winter the fountains at teh plaza are a skating rink with music , lights ( at night) and regular zamboni cleaning. During the warm months, the founatin is a lunch time favorite spot for teh office workers.... More 

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Yass, Australia
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

These sculptures are put into context better if you have already visited the replica of Nellie McClung's house at Calgary Heritage Park. These were pretty amazing women, the "famous 5" who were instrumental in gaining votes for women in Alberta.

Thank Leigh B

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