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 on March 5th 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.

Sunday, March 8

A Panel Discussion & Networking Social
2-4 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!

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 November 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