Project Description


Nurse turned politician, Rose Owens Wilkinson fought on behalf of the underdog. When she first came to Calgary in 1927, she established a physiotherapy clinic and taught at the Holy Cross School of nursing. But, seeing an opportunity to build a better Calgary, she ran for city council and won in 1935. Nearly a decade later, Rose entered provincial politics, winning a seat in the Alberta Legislature as a member of the Social Credit Party, where she would serve from 1944 to 1963.