The Halifax Women’s History Society (HWHS) was founded. Its mission was to research and make known the untold story of the remarkable contributions that women have made to the history of Halifax. “A Woman on the Waterfront” was the Society’s first project — to erect a monument to honour women volunteers during the Second World War, provide public acknowledgement of their numerous contributions and educate the citizens of the day and the future about the essential services that women willingly and generously provided. On March 9, 2017, the monument design was announced. The piece was called “The Volunteers/ Les Bénévoles” by artist Marlene Hilton Moore. (Image credit: A Woman on the Waterfront promotional graphic. .)