Women across Nova Scotia will celebrate the 100th Anniversary of International Women's Day on Tuesday, March 8, with a number of special events being held from Yarmouth to Sydney.
"We are so thrilled to participate and celebrate the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day and to recognize the contributions women in Nova Scotia make throughout the year," said Marilyn More, minister responsible for the Advisory Council on the Status of Women.
A celebration of the Bread and Roses Bursary Campaign is one of several events the advisory council will host in honour of the centennial. The campaign will recognize bursary recipients and sponsors at the Nova Scotia Community College's Waterfront Campus. The bursaries are given to women studying non-traditional trades in science and technology. The event to will begin at 11 a.m.
A celebration of African Threads and Grandmothers to Grandmothers will be held at Saint Mary's University, Loyola Building, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. The public fundraiser will support grandmothers in Africa who are caring for their children and grandchildren because of the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
Voices of Celebration: International Women's Day @ 100 will feature song, dance, and storytelling at Mount Saint Vincent University Seton's Auditorium from 7 p.m Admission is free, but tickets must be reserved and printed before the event at http://voicesofcelebration.eventbrite.com/
On Wednesday, a public screening of the award-winning documentary Pray the Devil Back to Hell will be held at 7 p.m. at Saint Mary's University, Atrium Room 101.
On Thursday, Femmapalooza, a Musical Extravaganza!, will be held in the St. Francis Xavier Art Gallery at 7:30 p.m., as part of St. Francis Xavier University International Women's Week.
For more information on these and several other International Women's Day events across the province, from a Celebration Banquet in Yarmouth to a quilt unveiling in Bridgewater and a concert and celebration in Sydney, visit www.women.gov.ns.ca
In 1910, at the International Conference of Working Women in Copenhagen, International Women's Day was proposed as an annual celebration held around the world. The day was officially recognized in 1911.
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Nova Scotia will celebrate the 100th Anniversary of
International Women's Day on March 8th.
The Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women will
host a celebration of women studying non traditional trades, a
Grandmothers to Grandmothers event, a song and storytelling and
film screening are among the activities planned.
For more information on these and other events, visit w-w-w
dot women dot gov dot n-s dot c-a.
Media Contact: Natalie Webster
Advisory Council on the Status of Women