Here's how you can celebrate International Women's Day in Brampton


To celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8, Brampton is hosting a celebration featuring workshops, a celebratory walk, live performances and light refreshments.

The event is being held this Sunday, March 8, and it will be taking place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at City Hall.

It will be hosted by Mayor Patrick Brown, Regional Councillor Rowena Santos and City Councillor Charmaine Williams, and it will also feature CityTV's Cristina Howorun as Master of Ceremonies and keynote speaker The Honourable Jean Augustine.

Augustine is a Member of the Queen's Privy Council and Companion of the Order of Canada, and she made history in 1993 when she became the first African-Canadian woman elected to Canada's House of Commons.

"As Brampton's first Black female Councillor, I am very proud to co-host this event, recognizing the women who came before me and blazed a trail,” Charmaine Williams, City Councillor for Wards 7 and 8, said in a news release.

With wonderful examples like the Honourable Jean Augustine's many achievements in education, politics and social causes, International Women's Day is an opportunity to celebrate all of our accomplishments,” she continued.

During the first two hours of the event, the Zonta Club of Brampton and Caledon will be organizing a series of workshops including:

              * Successful Women in Business

              * Powerful Women in Politics

              * Fighting for Gender Equity, Equality and Advocacy

              * Empowering Mothers

              * Engaging Youth and Teens

              * Mind, Soul, Health and Well-being

              * Inspiring Women of Culture and Faith

              * Women in STEM

Then, at 12 p.m., participants are encouraged to take part in a  celebratory walk from Daily Times Square, along Queen Street, down Main Street South and into the City Hall Atrium for the start of the official ceremony that will feature speeches, performances and formal recognition of past and present female members of Brampton City Council.

"Brampton's Mosaic is made richer every day thanks to the immense contributions of women across our city and recognizing the formidable women who have served on Brampton City Council,”  Brown said in the same release.

This event is an opportunity to celebrate women's achievements here in Brampton, across Canada, and around the world,” he continued.

Cover photo courtesy of the City of Brampton’s Twitter

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