Public recognition of the Famous 5 was once slow in
coming, but in recent years, the media and Canadians alike
have begun to remember and acknowledge the profound effect
this group of women has had on Canadian culture.
A large part of recognizing the achievements of the
Famous 5 rests in remembering them. Even a quick exploration
of their lives and leadership indicates that although they
are historical figures, their spirit of strength and
tenacity is valid in a present day context.
As Canada chooses to commemorate the Famous 5, citizens
should reflect upon the rights and freedoms they championed
for all Canadians and remember not to take such rights for
granted as they were won only a relatively short time ago.
The legacy of the Famous 5 should also function as an
inspiration, empowering each of us by acknowledging that
right placed effort and determination can affect significant
change and growth.