Letters to the Editor

Thursday, 8 March 2012

International Women's Day events around New Brunswick

March 8th, 2012– Celebrate 101 years of
International’s Women’s Day!

March 2012 marks the 101st anniversary of International Women’s Day (IWD), a celebration that is shared by women all around the world. IWD is a chance to celebrate the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future.

Interested in organizing an IWD event in your community?

Community Celebration
Planning Guide
Organizing an activity? Want to share your event with other New Brunswick women? Send details of your IWD event to be posted on our website by emailing us at WIB-DQF@gnb.ca . Please include: Date, Region, Name of event, Event description (50 word max.), Venue, Time, and Contact info.(email, phone and/or website)
Date Region Event description
February 25, 2012 Grand Falls
International Women's Day "Je m'occupe de Moi"
Small write-up ie. International Women's day event in Grand Falls NB collaboration between “ La Société culturel régionale Les chutes “ Grand Fall region women in business network and the NB Association of CBDC's,
Description: Full day event starting with conference speaker Sylvain Boudreau and the conference “minding your own business” this conference is all about not waiting for people to do things for you. This conference is to empower women to take charge. In the afternoon members from the women in business network have organized a fashion show. A lunch will be served.

Time: 9 a.m. February 25th
Fee/person: $ 25
Theme: Je m'occupe de moi
Contact person/email : Janet Bellefleur 473-4329 culturel@nb.aibn.com
Ou Audrey Poitras 473-9775 audrey.poitras@cbdc.ca
Venue: Polyvalente Thomas Albert
This event will be held in French only
February 25&26 , 2012 Rothesay
Campaign training for women in New Brunswick
The Federation of Canadian Municipalities will be hosting a one and a half day workshop in Fredericton, March 2nd and 3rd, 2012, providing campaign training for women in New Brunswick.
The workshop will cover a wide range of topics, including: deciding to run, financing the campaign, campaign ethics, canvassing, public speaking, and media training.
Please note that this workshop is free of charge.
Rothesay, New Brunswick
February 25 - 26, 2012 (9:00 am - 5:00 pm)
Council Chambers, 70 Hampton Rd.
February 26, 2012 Fredericton/
Women's Retreat - Give the businesses of
Oromocto & Fredericton an opportunity to say Thank
You. This day will consist of information booths on
Health & Well Being. You will also be given an opportunity
for a little pampering. Space Limited. Held at
Days Inn. Free.

Sunday, February 26, 1:30 - 4:00
February 27, 2012
Mother/Daughter Yoga - Promote health and well
being together as you bond as mother and child. This
class combines imagination, and cooperation with the
basic elements of yoga (breathing, postures, and relaxation).
Discover your child and your child within. Reg
by Feb 25. Free. Donation to charity. MFSP Oromocton
* Open to the public.*

Monday, February 27, 6:30
February 28, 2012 Fredericton/
Cooking with Ute - Join Ute in making a traditional
German meal. MFSP Oromocton. Register by Feb 25. $15.
Tuesday, February 28, 7:00
February 29, 2012 Fredericton/
Women in Business Lunch’n’Learn - More details
to follow. MFSP Oromocton. Reg by Feb 27. Free.

Wednesday, February 29, 11:00 - 1:00
February 29, 2012 Edmuston International Women's Day Edmundston.
Sylvain Boudreau conference speaker lunch and a fashion show. Partnership, with women in business network and the “Société Culturel.”

Date/Time : February 29th, 2012. 7:30
Registration : $20 non members, $10 REFAM and free for student.
February 29, 2012 Fredericton/ Oromocto STAYING STRONG: WOMEN'S HEALTH AND WELL-BEING (CFB Gagetown)
International Women's Day Events
A-$ Sgt's & WO's Mess Hall
Battling Cancer (WO Donna Brake)
Unleashing the Splendour Within: Rewriting Your LIfe (Eve Mills Nash) Helping Women Affected by Family Violence (Liberty Lane) Laughter for the Health of It (Barbara Cull-Wilby)
March 1, 2012 Fredericton
Celebrate 101 Years of International Women's Day
We invite ALL women to join us for a celebratory morning of dialogue, speaker sessions, networking and growth. Our keynote speaker is Elaine Shannon! Tickets are $10. Seating is limited… register now!
Free onsite childcare - *Must Pre-register

To view tentative agenda click here.
Venue: Fredericton Inn, Regent Street
Date/Time: March 1, 2012 (8:30 AM – 12:30 PM)
Registration begins at 7:30 am
Contact: WIB-DQF@gnb.ca
March 1, 2012 Moncton/ Dieppe
International Women's Day Celebration and Phenomenal Woman Award Lunch
9 to 11 am Training opportunity Theme of “Inspiring Futures – to be Phenomenal Women”. Partners/ presenters are: Paula Morand of JumpStart 720 and Carole Noel of Integra Soul.   Sessions are simultaneous (French & English) “Self esteem” and “Self-image” as we journey inspire future generations.
This training is brought to you for the low, low cost of $25. RSVP seating is limited.

Date: March 1st 
Location: Crystal Palace, Paul Street, Dieppe
Time: 11:30 to 1:30
Celebration of the Phenomenal Woman Award Lunch for $20; Separate pricing. Tickets are on sale for the Phenomenal Woman Award Lunch at Read's for $20 or can be RSVP and payable at the door.
March 1, 2012 Quispamsis KV Women of NOW Awards
Keynote Speaker: Nancy Mathis
Qplex in Quispamsis
March 1, 2012 Fredericton/
Martini & hors d’oeuvres - Enjoy an evening of
mingling and celebration. Guest speaker Paula
Morand will enlighten you. Limited Tickets available.
MFSP Oromocton.
$8. Held at Days Inn.

Thursday, March 1, 7:00
March 2 & 3, 2012 Fredericton Campaign training for women in New Brunswick
The Federation of Canadian Municipalities will be hosting a one and a half day workshop in Fredericton, March 2nd and 3rd, 2012, providing campaign training for women in New Brunswick.
The workshop will cover a wide range of topics, including: deciding to run, financing the campaign, campaign ethics, canvassing, public speaking, and media training.

Fredericton, New Brunswick
March 2 (5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.) and 3 (9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)
City Hall, Second Floor Committee Room
397 Queen St.
Please note that this workshop is free of charge.
March 4, 2012 Dieppe
Special day for women being held in Dieppe
Residents are invited to take part in celebrations surrounding International Women's Day on Sunday, March 4, 2012, at the Dieppe Arts and Culture Centre.
Featured will be a presentation by Huberte Gautreau of the New Brunswick Pay Equity Coalition beginning at 2 p.m. The day ends with a reception, refreshments and musical performances by Chantal LeBlanc, Monique Aubé and Tracey Richard, all students in the Université de Moncton's music department.
Admission is free.
For more information: 877.7900.
March 8, 2012 Saint John Soup for Solidarity: Help put the pay back into Pay Equity NOW!
Childcare, Group Home, Home Care, & Transition House Workers, friends, & allies – Come and raise your voice for pay raises! Celebrate International Women’s Day with music, FREE soup, and action!

When: 5 pm, Thursday, March 8th – International Women’s Day Where: Centenary-Queen Square United (storefront) Church, 215 Wentworth Street (strip mall across from school), SAINT JOHN Who: Workers, friends, & allies in 4 sectors waiting for equity! Children welcome!
Host: Saint John Regional Committee, New Brunswick Coalition for Pay Equity
RSVP by March 1st – abigael@nb.sympatico.ca / 633 0849
March 8th, 2012 Moncton Let's Celebrate International Women's Day... And demand a Piece of that Pie!

Join us for lunch at the Moncton Lions Community Center, on March 8th 2012, 12 noon to 1:30.

The cost is $10 (including lunch, deserts and drinks) and you pay at the door (with reservation only).

RSVP REQUIRED before March 3rd!
By Email :
Or by Phone: 1-506-855-8977

Event organized by : RFNB, Coalition for Pay Equity, Common Front for Social Justice and Moncton and District Labour Council.
March 13, 2012 Fredericton
International Women's Day Coffeehouse in Fredericton with special keynote speaker Norma Herrera on stopping femicide in Guatemala; a short film presentation of Strength, Survival, Sisterhood: Power of Women in the Downtown Eastside about missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls; and a short presentation and display by the NB Silent Witness Project.
When: Tuesday, March 13, 7:00 pm.
Where: Cedar Tree Café,
418 Queen St., Fredericton.
Organized by the Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence Network. Supported by the Fredericton Chapter of the Ibero
American Academy of Poetry and the Fredericton Peace Coalition. Contact: info@frederictonpeace.org
March 14, 2012 St Andrews Charlotte IWD Celebration
Keynote Speaker: Carol Lesbriol
Venue: Algonquin St Andrews
March 14, 2012 Sackville
Theme: Finding the wonderful person within by slowing down and regaining balance in your life.
Date:                    March 14, 2012 
Time:                    11:30  am to 1:30 pm
Location:             Marshland Inn, Sackville
Key note speaker: Carole Noel
Fee per person:  $15.00 lunch fee 
Partner:               Integra Soul
March 24, 2012 Miramichi
Paula Morand  will  deliver a keynotes addresses  at the International Women's Day Celebration aimed at Women in Business as well as Girls from various schools and leadership programs such as the Girls Guides. She will inspire the participants as well as challenge them to inspire futures whether in their business, their homes or their community.
Date:                       March 24, 2012  11 am to 1:30 pm Location:                Howard Johnson Motel, Miramichi
Trainer:                   Paula Morand 
Fee per person:   N/A
Partner:                 WOMEN of Miramichi and Jump Start 720
Participation:        100 
April 14 & 15, 2012 Fredericton
The Fredericton Women's Show
Make this a "Best Girls Day Ever"! Bring your sisters, daughters, mother, best friend or partner.  Everyone gets in free! Be entertained! Shop til you drop or learn something new! Find one of a kind crafts and fine art. Learn from the professionals on mental, physical and spiritual health.

Fredericton Convention Centre
670 Queen St., Fredericton, NB

Apr. 14 -- 10:30am to 6pm
Apr. 15 -- 11:00 am to 5pm