Evelyn Lett

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Evelyn Lett
Born Evelyn Story
Oct. 17, 1896
Wawanesa, Manitoba
Died March 26, 1999 (aged 102)
Spouse(s) Sherwood Lett
Awards Order of Canada

Evelyn Lett, OC (Oct. 17, 1896 – March 26, 1999) was a Canadian women's rights pioneer.

Born Evelyn Story in Wawanesa, Manitoba, she moved with her family to Vancouver, British Columbia in 1910. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1917 from the University of British Columbia (UBC), one of the first female graduates. She was also a founding member of the Alma Mater Society and helped give the UBC women the right to vote in 1914 before women could vote in Canada. She received her master's degree from UBC in 1926 in history and sociology.

In 1997, she was made an Officer of the Order of Canada for her "immense impact on the Vancouver community by raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for a seniors facility and a much-needed daycare centre for the University".

She was married to Sherwood Lett, a Canadian soldier, lawyer, diplomat, and jurist.


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