Celebrate 100th Anniversary of – International Women’s Day

March 1st, 2011
by Carrie

When: Tuesday 8 March 2011

Where: Everywhere

What: International Women’s Day (8 March) is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. In some places like China, Russia, Vietnam and Bulgaria, International Women’s Day is a national holiday.

Why: Suffragettes campaigned for women’s right to vote. The word ‘Suffragette’ is derived from the word “suffrage” meaning the right to vote. International Women’s Day honours the work of the Suffragettes, celebrates women’s success, and reminds of inequities still to be redressed. The first International Women’s Day event was run in 1911. 2011 is the Global Centenary Year.

VANCOUVER EVENT:

Saturday, March 5th, a Parade will take place on Commercial Drive, followed by an indoor Festival at the WISE Hall on Victoria Drive in Vancouver.

The Parade will feature women representing different times from the past 100 years. Bring your flags and banners, and dress up. There will be musicians and performers both in the Parade and at the festival. There may be a few floats in the Parade as well.

This event is open to everyone. These events are designed to encourage family participation, and there will be a special Kid Zone at the Festival. There will also be entertainment, a marketplace and food vendors at the Hall. We are counting on everyone to make this 100th Anniversary celebration a success! So come out to the parade, dress up and have fun!

SURREY EVENT

Tuesday March 8 2011, from 430-7 PM

Women on the bridge for peace join us at Peace Arch Provincial Park to celebrate 100th Anniversary of
International Women’s Day. Unite Women of the world in showing that women can build the Bridges of
Peace and Development for the future.


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