Celebrating Manitoba Women

The Manitoba by Motorcycle Women’s Patch was created to recognize some of the many notable women in our province. Each stop on this ride is in honour of a Manitoban woman who has made a significant contribution to their field of history, sports, medicine, politics, activism, philanthropy, or the arts. Join in on the ride to celebrate the past, present, and future contributions of the amazing women that call Manitoba home!

The Manitoba by Motorcycle Women’s patch is sponsored by Dykes on Bikes as a way to celebrate women and women riders. The patch is open to all riders to earn however this is an exclusive limited edition patch. So do not hesitate, get out and explore the importance of all Manitoba women!

Riders posing at 20 Selected Locations within ONE riding season will earn the exclusive Manitoba by Motorcycle Women’s patch indicating they explored the history of important Manitoba women by Motorcycle.

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Manitoba by Motorcycle Women’s Patch Stops

NameHistorical ClaimMarkerLocation
Famous 5
(Irene Parlby, Emily Murphy, Henrietta Edwards, Nellie McClung, Louise McKinney)
Supreme Court Challenge-Women Recognized as PersonsMonumentWpg, Legislative grounds
Nellie McClungWriter & Political Activist- “MB Woman Trailblazer”Plaque/ParkWolsley
Clara HughesOlympian – Speed Skater/CyclistRec. ParkWpg, 281 Henderson
Cindy KlassenOlympian – Speed SkaterRec. CenterWpg, Sargent
Desiree ScottOlympian – SoccerUofM ComplexUofM Soccer Complex
Joyce MilgaardJustice Activist/Mother of David MilgaardHistoric Building- old courthouse578 Cook St Boissevain
Beatrice Culleton MosionerIndigenous WriterMigizii Agamik UofM ISCSidney Smith Street
Margaret ScottNursing Mission for localsSignWpg, 99 George Ave.
Votes for Women & Women’s Parliament
(Please Note: Signs removed, use a photo in front of the theatre.)
Woman’s votePlaqueWpg – Smith St
Women VeteransVeteransStatueWpg – Memorial Park
Jennifer JonesOlympian – CurlerSt. Vital CC Mural286 Regal
Connie LaliberteWorld Champion CurlerFort Rouge CC750 Daly St.
Tania DubnicoffOlympian – Track CyclistMB Sports Hall of Fame145 Pacific Ave.
Emily Hilda BlakeOnly woman hangedLane home333 10th Street Brandon
Flora CowanDean of Women – UofBHall namedBrandon
Angela ChalmersOlymian – TrackBirdtail Sioux First Nation SignBirdtail Sioux First Nation
Lila Bell AchesonCo-founder of Reader’s DigestVirden Town SignVirden
Kirkham’s Bridge Women’s InstituteWI – charity & support of local rural womenMonumentRiverdale
Ranchvale Women’s InstituteWI – charity & support of local rural womenMonumentRossburn
Olive Bend LittleAll American Girls Pro Baseball LeaguePoplar Point Community CenterPoplar Point, MB
Martha RommelaereAll American Girls Pro Baseball LeagueDeloraine Baseball FieldsDeloraine, MB
Doris “Dodie” BarrAll American Girls Pro Baseball LeagueMcIntosh Park- Baseball FieldStarbuck, MB
Dorothy FergussonAll American Girls Pro Baseball LeagueMB Baseball Hall of FameMorden
Dorthy “Dottie” HunterAll American Girls Pro Baseball LeagueMB Baseball Hall of FameMorden
Eleanor Callow SquirtAll American Girls Pro Baseball LeagueMB Baseball Hall of FameMorden
Audrey Haine DaniersAll American Girls Pro Baseball LeagueMB Baseball Hall of FameMorden
Manitoba Women’s InstitutesWI – charity & support of local rural womenMonumentMorrris – Main St
Evelyn WawryshynAll American Girls Pro Baseball LeagueCentenial Park MonumentTyndall, MB
Fisher Branch Women’s Institute50th Anniversary of WI – charity & support of local rural womenMonumentFisher Branch
Sadie Mildred GrimmMB Motorcycle Club Gold Medal- 1st Female winnerFuture ShelterWinnipeg Beach
Kerri EirnasonOlympian – CurlerGimli CC- Rec Center SignGimli
Margaret LaurencePivotal Canadian WriterHouse-Museum312 First Avenue, Neepawa
Betty FoxCanadian Cancer Research Activist/Mother of Terry FoxTerry Fox ParkThe Pas
Gertrude Twilley RichardsonRoaring River Suffrage Assoc./Roaring River School No. 1215MonumentMinitonas-Bowsman
Ukrainian Pioneer Women MonumentRich Ukrainian Heritage in 20th Century created by the womenMonumentDauphin- Main St South
Lydia PajunenFirst MidwifeFirst Midwife SignElma

When visiting a location with a guest book, often found at a museum, please take a moment to sign the guest book and let them know when you visited. It helps them track visitor numbers which helps them with future funding opportunities.