International Women's Day

2020 IWD theme #eachforequal

Let's create a gender equal world. We're all responsible for our own thoughts and actions. Challenge stereotypes, broaden perceptions, change situations. An equal world is an enabled world. Let's all be #EachforEqual.

The Town of Collingwood formally recognized and celebrated International Women's Day in 2019 with a Keynote Speaking Engagement & Panel Discussion, a Munch & Mingle, and a Flag Raising & Proclamation Ceremony. The events were very well attended and the feedback was overwhelmingly positive. In response, the Town will host a similar set of events in 2020 and will be encouraging local businesses to join in the celebrations.

2020 IWD Events

Thursday, March 5

Flag Raising Ceremony
1:00 pm, Collingwood Public Library
The Town of Collingwood will host a flag raising ceremony proclaiming International Women's Day be recognized in Collingwood on March 8, 2020. The event will take place at the Collingwood Public Library at 1pm and will include music, poetry, and free refreshments. All are welcome to attend.
Presented by by the Town of Collingwood

Women & Wealth 
5:00 pm, Location tba
Tips, tools, and techniques for women building wealth in today's world. 
Explore the challenges and barriers to wealth creation and how to overcome and thrive. 
Presented by Lisa Kang'ethe, 705-446-1273, 

Friday, March 6

Completing your Circle of Care for Pelvic and Low Back Pain 
10:00 am, Synergy Health & Wellness Centre, 150 First Street, Unit D, Collingwood
 A free, fun and interactive workshop, learning about pelvic pain. A discussion about the causes of pelvic pain. And how we have individualized treatments to achieve a pain free life using of pelvic therapy, acupuncture, nutrition and chiropractic care.
Presented by Dr. Jennifer Corey ND RMT RAc, 705-446-5828,,  

Girls Nite Out logoGirls Nite Out
8:00 pm, Normandy Room, Collingwood Legion
Back by popular demand after last year’s SOLD OUT show! Girls Nite Out is an all-female, all funny, mix of stand-up and improv commedy, led by fearless & fabulous, Elvira Kurt, and including Canadian Comedy Award Winners, CBC darlings and Second City alumni. Grab your friends and join Theatre Collingwood for a fun-filled evening celebrating WOMEN! 705-445-2200

Sunday,  March 8

Panel Discussion & Networking Social
2:00 - 4:00 pm, Simcoe Street Theatre
The event seeks to inform and inspire all genders while we explore what it means to be a gender equal world.
Proceeds from this event will be donated to My Friend's House. Tickets will be $15 but no one will be turned away due to inability to pay. Speaker bios and ticket link coming soon!
Presented by the Town of Collingwood

Does your business or organization wish to recognize and honour women alongside us?

1) Consider hosting a special class, exhibit, production, dinner, lecture, sales promotion, or event between
Thursday, March 5th and Sunday, March 8th. We’ll co-promote activities celebrating women taking place at that time. Please register all events by January 30th by completing the Activity Provider Co-Promotion Registration Form available here >>

2) Consider sponsoring one of our events. Sponsorship packages range from $250 to $600. Event proceeds
support My Friend’s House and we’d love your support in this endeavour. Please see the sponsorship opportunities package available here >>

For more information contact 705-444-2500 Ext. 3711