March 8 - New $10 Bill for International Women's Day

Starting at around 12:30pm on March 8, 2018, there will be a new face on the Canadian $10 bill; Viola Desmond. She's a trailblazing Canadian from Halifax, who refused to leave the whites-only section of a movie theatre on November 8, 1946-- almost a decade before Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus in Alabama.

Desmond is the first person of colour, and the first non-royal woman, to be featured on a Canadian bill.

 

Happy International Women's Day!