The Canadian Press

2016-06-24 | First Woman Statue

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A unique bid to recognize the contribution women have made to building Canada took a big step forward today in Halifax. The Halifax Women's History Society has announced that a monument will be built, thanks to a big donation from C-N. Society chairwoman Janet Guildford says the group's fundraising drive is now past the one-third mark. A handful of statues in Halifax include mythical female figures, but Guildford says this sculpture will be the first of its kind in the city to depict real women. (Guildford says a call for proposals will be issued to sculptors as early as next week.)

Date: 2016-06-24
Placeline: HALIFAX.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 18 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << the project is a boat commemorating the prodigious amount of volunteer work that was performed by women in Halifax specifically but also across the country they did a very wide range of things everything from nursing to nipping to singing and dancing and serving food >>