International Women’s Day

March 5, 2003

March 8th is International Women’s Day. In Canada it will be marked by events across the country, including:


Date of activity: Thursday, March 6, 2003 – Start: 6:00 p.m. End: 10:00 p.m.

Title/Type of activity: International Women’s Week Celebration Dinner

Organization: Algonquin College – 1385 Woodroffe Avenue, Cafeteria, Building D, Salons A and B

Participation fees: $20 to Algonquin staff and public, $10 Algonquin students

Other details: Carol Anne Meehan from CJOH News will be the guest speaker. The topic of the evening will be Balancing Work and Family. Tickets can be bought at the Algonquin College First Class Bookstore.

Contact person(s): Leah Cameron (613) 727-4723 ext. 5220; Fax: (613) 727-7785;




Date of activity: Saturday, March 8, 2003 – Start: 9:30 a.m. End: 4:00 p.m.

Title/Type of activity: Raising the Flag: Why Study Canada?

Organization: Division of Continuous Studies – University of Victoria

Location of activity: Centre for Innovative Teaching, Room 105, University of Victoria Campus

Open to: Adults only

Registration? Yes – No charge (free)

Other details: With the help of some distinguished Canadian writers, researchers, journalists and academics, Canada and its history will be examined through the eyes of its chronicles. Discussions, readings and presentations will be held throughout the day, with a special focus on the voices of Canadian and First Nations women, in honour of International Women’s Day. Author, poet, activist and professor of Canadian Culture at Western Washington University, Lee Maracle will be the key note speaker.

Contact person(s): Manuela Bizzotto or Elizabeth Brown;

Telephone: (250) 721-6477;
Fax: (250) 721-8774
E-mail: (Manuela Bizzotto); (Elizabeth Brown)



Date of activity: Saturday, March 8, 2003 – Start: 5:30 p.m. – End: 9:00 p.m.

Title/Type of activity: Peace Rally and Potluck Dinner

Organization: The Women’s Centre of Calgary; Calgary Women and Global Action; Women’s Committee; and Calgary District Labour Council

Location of activity: Carpenter’s Hall, 301 – 10 Street NW

Other details: The Peace Rally will be held between 5:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. outside of Carpenter’s Hall. The potluck dinner and entertainment will follow at 6:00 p.m.

Contact person(s): The Women’s Centre of Calgary 403.264.1155; Fax: 403.264.1203;


For a complete listing of events taking place across Canada for International Women’s Day, refer to the calendar on the Government of Canada website: