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Great Canadian Women: Crossword

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A fun activity for Library and Archives Canada's Celebrating Women's Achievements website

Not all answers come from the Celebrating Women's Achievements website.
Only last names are needed for answers.


Below is an image of a blank crossword puzzle to be filled in using the answers to the clues provided.



Across

5. This famous singer from Nova Scotia had her first big hits in the 1970s: Snowbird and Danny's Song.

7. The second woman governor general of Canada.

9. She was the first woman deputy prime minister of Canada.

10. She has won many medals in rowing -- her most memorable being the bronze medal at the Olympic games, just 78 days after a terrible rowing accident broke her leg and tore her muscles.

12. _______________: Black Women and Women of Colour Press. This publisher was co-founded in 1985 by Makeda Silvera and Stephanie Martin.

13. This activist and member of the "Famous Five" -- who petitioned the case that legally defined women as "persons" - became a politician in later life, but was also a pioneer teacher, author, suffragist, social reformer and lecturer.

14. This speed skater won many Olympic medals in the 1980s and 1990s and is a member of the Olympic Hall of Fame.

16. This electrical and computer engineer and pilot was the first Canadian to work onboard the International Space Station.

17. This doctor and pediatrician had to go to the United States to obtain her degree in medicine because no Canadian university would accept women, but went on to become the co-founder of the Sainte-Justine Hospital for Children in Montréal.

Down

1. This early 20th century opera singer sang 43 different roles in 40 operas, and was the first Canadian musician to achieve international fame.

2. This adventurer left a comfortable Chicago life to join the Klondike Gold Rush in 1898 and later became member of Parliament for Yukon in 1935.

3. This famous publisher gives priority to fiction and non-fiction writing by Canadian women that reflects a feminist perspective. It was started in 1970 in Vancouver.

4. Félicité Angers chose this pseudonym to write her historical novels in Quebec in the late 19th century.

6. This research scientist in neurology was the first Canadian woman in space.

7. She was the first woman prime minister of Canada.

8. Her album, Jagged Little Pill, won her a Juno Award for album of the year.

11. The married name of Catharine Parr Traill's sister.

13. She founded l'Hôtel-Dieu de Montréal (Hôtel-Dieu Hospital) in the 17th century.

15. She was the first woman to be governor general of Canada.

18. This author is famous worldwide for her works, including The Handmaid's Tale.

19. This figure skating champion was known as "Canada's sweetheart" and won many championships in her career, including a gold medal in the 1948 Olympics.

Great Canadian Women: Crossword

Solutions

Not all answers come from the Celebrating Women's Achievements website.


Across

5. This famous singer from Nova Scotia had her first big hits in the 1970s: Snowbird and Danny's Song. Murray

7. The second woman governor general of Canada. Clarkson

9. She was the first woman deputy prime minister of Canada. Copps

10. She has won many medals in rowing — her most memorable being the bronze medal at the Olympic games, just 78 days after a terrible rowing accident broke her leg and tore her muscles. Laumann

12. _______________: Black Women and Women of Colour Press. This publisher was co-founded in 1985 by Makeda Silvera and Stephanie Martin. Sister Vision

13. This activist and member of the "Famous Five" — who petitioned the case that legally defined women as "persons" - became a politician in later life, but was also a pioneer teacher, author, suffragist, social reformer and lecturer. McClung

14. This speed skater won many Olympic medals in the 1980s and 1990s and is a member of the Olympic Hall of Fame. Daigle

16. This electrical and computer engineer and pilot was the first Canadian to work onboard the International Space Station. Payette

17. This doctor and pediatrician had to go to the United States to obtain her degree in medicine because no Canadian university would accept women, but went on to become the co-founder of the Sainte-Justine Hospital for Children in Montréal. LeVasseur

Down

1. This early 20th century opera singer sang 43 different roles in 40 operas, and was the first Canadian musician to achieve international fame. Albani

2. This adventurer left a comfortable Chicago life to join the Klondike Gold Rush in 1898 and later became member of Parliament for Yukon in 1935. Black

3. This famous publisher gives priority to fiction and non-fiction writing by Canadian women that reflects a feminist perspective. It was started in 1970 in Vancouver. Press Gang

4. Félicité Angers chose this pseudonym to write her historical novels in Quebec in the late 19th century. Conan

6. This research scientist in neurology was the first Canadian woman in space. Bondar

7. She was the first woman prime minister of Canada. Campbell

8. Her third album, Jagged Little Pill, won her a Juno Award for album of the year. Morissette

11. The married name of Catharine Parr Traill's sister. Moodie

13. She founded l'Hôtel-Dieu de Montréal (Hôtel-Dieu Hospital) in the 17th century. Mance

15. She was the first woman to be governor general of Canada. Sauvé

18. This author is famous worldwide for her works, including The Handmaid's Tale. Atwood

19. This figure skating champion was known as "Canada's sweetheart" and won many championships in her career, including a gold medal in the 1948 Olympics. Scott

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