The exhibit in Ottawa

Skaters on the Rideau Canal Skateway in Ottawa can learn more about women’s rights in Canada by viewing a version of the Let Them Howl exhibition under the Bank Street Bridge.

Nine “portraits on ice” of barrier-breaking Canadian women depict the unique history of the struggle for women’s rights over the past 100 years. Most are reproductions from the collection of Library and Archives Canada, researched and curated in cooperation with the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.

Portraits include Nellie McClung, Agnes Macphail, Thérèse Casgrain, Cairine Wilson, Doris Anderson, Rosemary Brown, Adrienne Clarkson, Emily Howard Stowe and Bertha Clark-Jones.

The exhibition was installed on January 28 and will remain in place until early March.  Visitors to Winterlude, the Capital region’s annual winter celebration, will also be able to enjoy this fascinating exhibition, which includes photographs by Yousuf Karsh and Bryan Adams.