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Canadian Heroines Contest 2007

13 October 2007

Next time the CBC launches a quest for The Greatest Canadian, historian Merna Forster hopes that Canadians will give more votes to women. To help spread the word about great Canadian women and kick-off Women’s History Month in Canada, Forster has launched the Canadian Heroines Contest through her website Read on for all the details!

The Contest:

To celebrate Women's History Month 2007, we are asking Canadians to show us their favorite Canadian heroine in Canadian history in the medium of their choice: short video, sound recording including song, photograph, painting, sculpture, collage, etc. Show us who your favorite Canadian heroine is in a creative way and you could win a great prize! Plus have your entry featured on

The FIRST PRIZE WINNERS for each of Age Groups A and B will receive $100 and a copy of the bestselling book 100 Canadian Heroines: Famous and Forgotten Faces by historian Merna Forster. The FIRST RUNNERS-UP for each age category will receive $50 and a copy of the book 100 Canadian Heroines: Famous and Forgotten Faces.

The rules are simple! Your heroine MUST BE:

1. a girl or woman you admire
2. Canadian-born or have accomplished something significant in

You MUST be:

1. 12-16 years of age (Age Group A), or 17 and over (Age Group B)
2. living in Canada

All entries need to be received by 30 November 2007.

Please send your submissions to:

2041 Newton Street
Victoria, BC
V8R 2R7

Or, depending on the medium of your submission, you can email it to with the subject line "Contest Entry 2007".

Winners will be announced in December 2007.

For complete contest rules and regulations visit and follow the links, or go directly to

Media Contact:

Merna Forster at
Telephone: (250) 370-2049 or
Email:, A Guide to Women in Canadian History
2041 Newton Street
Victoria, BC
V8R 2R7

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