Yes, International Women’s Day has been around since 1911! There are more than two hundred events across the country aimed at marking this milestone. Or you can just do something special for a best girlfriend on Tuesday, March 8.
Walk in her Shoes
Across Canada, March 2 to March 8
Starting today, Care Canada is encouraging everyone to walk 8,000 steps a day’the distance women and girls in the poorest communities around the world must take to collect water, firewood or other basic necessities of life’until International Women`s Day. You can register as an individual or as a team and get your group, school or workplace involved in this national challenge.Now, I just need to find my pedometer!
Voices of Celebration
Halifax, March 8
Musicians and storytellers in Halifax will be taking to the stage to celebrate women and their achievements. The event features local artists including singer/songwriter Susan Crowe and Governor-General Award winning playwright Catherine Banks. It’s at Mount Saint Vincent University Auditorium, and everyone is welcome. Reserve a seat here.
This is My Witness
Toronto, March 8
I like the idea of marking International Women’s Day by learning more about two Burmese women’s stories of survival. As the event announcements say: "When it comes to ending violence against women, it starts with being heard." The two are featured in the documentary This Is My Witness, with a premiere screening in Toronto hosted by Women’s College Hospital. The idea is for attendees to discover how global issues affect women’s lives locally, and the film will be followed by a panel discussion with leading-edge thinkers on the issue of violence against women. Admission is free, but seating is limited. RSVP to [email protected]
What are your plans to mark International Women’s Day?