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Four ways to celebrate International Women’s Day


On International Women’s Day, express your appreciation for the women who have shaped your life.
On International Women’s Day, express your appreciation for the women who have shaped your life.

Would you like to make a meaningful gesture in honour of International Women’s Day? Here are four activity ideas you can do alone, as a family, between friends or at the office on Friday, March 8.

1. Organize a talk

Ask an accomplished woman to speak to an audience about her personal or professional journey. Your speaker could come from any number of inspiring backgrounds. She might be a businesswoman, an athlete, a mother, an artist, an activist, a politician or a scientist, for example.

2. Collect funds

Many non-profits do valuable work for women and girls. Choose a local organization and plan a fundraiser to help it finance its operations. Car washes, benefit dinners and bake sales are all tried-and-true options.

3. Educate yourself

Do some research by reading a book or watching a film — documentary or fiction — that focuses on women’s issues. Online, the National Film Board of Canada has a whole section dedicated to this type of production.

4. Give thanks

Take advantage of the day to express your love, admiration and appreciation for the women who play an important role in your life. Send them a message, go visit them or give them a call to remind them how much they mean to you. And why not suggest they do the same?

There are endless possibilities when it comes to ways you can observe International Women’s Day. Use your imagination.

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