Pictured, from left, are Vicky Ducharme, chair of the Famous 5 Sarnia committee, and members Julie Allen and Janet Doyle.

Next year’s “Famous 5” speaker series has announced its roster for 2018, with special pricing available until Dec. 31, 2017.

The name refers to a group of five courageous women, known as the Famous Five, who stepped forward to challenge laws and convention by insisting that women were indeed “persons.”

The Enbridge Famous 5 Speaker Series combines tribute with inspiration as it profiles extraordinary women.

The events take place at the Holiday Inn in Point Edward and run from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Early bird pricing information and booking can be found HERE.

The four events on the featured guest list for 2018 are:

Thursday, February 1, 2018: Emm Gryner; Singer/Songwriter

Thursday, April 12, 2018: Elizabeth Manley, Olympic Figure Skater & World Silver Medalist

Thursday, June 7, 2018: Gina Wilson, Deputy Minister, Status of Women, Canada

September 27, 2018: Barbara Stegemann, from CBC Dragon’s Den