Alena Kirby supports International Women’s day. | ALENA KIRBY

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“The story of women’s struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights.” Gloria Steinem

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With a staff and wonderful customer base comprised almost entirely of women, we at Alena Kirby feel strongly about supporting women’s causes.  We are marking International Women’s Day this Saturday, March 8 with a big 50% off all our scarves – with $1 donated to local women’s shelter, la PasserELLE.  We are expecting a great gang of inspiring women.  International Women’s Day 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.  For greater awareness of women’s equality, for more women in senior leadership roles, for equal recognition of women in the arts, for growth of women-owned businesses, for increased financial independence of women, for more women in science, engineering and technology and for fairer recognition of women in sport.

Other events near here:

The West Island Women’s Centre will be holding an International Women’s Day Breakfast on Friday, March 7, from 9:00A.M. – 11:00A.M. at St. Colimba-by-the-Lake Church, 11 Rodney Ave., Pointe-Claire. This year over 75 organizations have been invited to participate in the celebration.  Contact information: 514-695-8529

A fundraising fashion show will be held at Chez Maurice on March 19th to raise funds for La Passerelle.  Details to follow…

Artistri Sud, is hosting a fundraiser event called Tales of Triumph in honour of International Women’s Day.  Artistri Sud works to empower women artisans in developing countries to fight poverty and build better lives by capitalizing on their existing craft skills and cultural assets. Currently, we have a pilot project in Bolivia and are working with groups in Cambodia, India, Mali, Niger, Peru, and Zimbabwe.  Tales of Triumph will feature three speakers, each with an inspiring and empowering story, as well a silent auction. All proceeds of the event will go directly to Artistri Sud.

Are you hosting or attending an event?  Please share it with us in the comments section!

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In love with scarves?  Us too.  See 4 new ways to tie a scarf here and 5 new ways to tie a pashmina here.

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