A local woman is being recognised as part of a national project for Women’s History Month.
The federal government’s new Women of Impact in Canada gallery includes Colonel Elizabeth Smellie, who was born in Port Arthur in 1884.
She served in both the First and Second World Wars and was the first woman to attain that rank in the Canadian Army.
Federal officials say the gallery honours more than 100 women and girls, and you can nominate more women who have left their mark in Canadian history.
You can find the gallery at this link.
“Women’s History Month is our chance to celebrate women’s achievements, share their stories, and inspire others to follow in their footsteps” – Minister Monsef. Know a woman who has made an impact? Share her story…#MakeAnImpact pic.twitter.com/Ljrf7SezQ0
— Women in Canada (@Women_Canada) October 2, 2018