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An eventful day of celebration

Local celebrations mark International Women's Day today:

Breakfast

Terrace 55, Assiniboine Park, 55 Pavilion Cres.;

7:30-9 a.m.;

Hosted by the Winnipeg South Centre Federal Liberal Association;

Gail Asper, president of the Asper Foundation and member of the board of the Friends of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, will be presented with the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal following her keynote speech.

Pancake breakfast

275 Broadway;

7:30-9 a.m.;

The breakfast is organized by the MFL women's committee and sponsored by the MFL, the Winnipeg Labour Council and the Canadian Labour Congress. All proceeds to the Women's Memorial Fund to support the construction of a women's memorial at the Union Centre.

Manitoba Status of Women International Women's Day Commemoration

Rotunda, Manitoba Legislative Building;

11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.;

Topic: Women in Manitoba: Leading Transformative Change.

Downtown March

The Union Centre, 275 Broadway;

5:15 p.m.;

A rally inside the Union Centre, followed by a march through the downtown and returning to the centre for refreshments and speakers.

Pink Tea: Dalnavert Museum, 61 Carlton St.

5-7 p.m.;

In the Canadian suffrage movements of the early 1900s, women fighting for the vote were discouraged and prevented from rallying together for political action. As a result, Pink Teas were organized as a way to conceal important political gatherings.

In the Name of Ending Kitchen Slavery! Pizza and beer night: Mondragon, 91 Albert St.

7:30 p.m.

International Women's Week Cabaret of Monologues: Wild Women

Gallery at Manitoba Hydro Place, 360 Portage Ave.;

8 p.m.;

Produced by Sarasvti Productions, stories will focus on women who break barriers and reject the status quo;

Tickets $10;

Free sneak peek at noon.

Mama Cutsworth & West Central Women's Resource Centre

XX Factor Women on the Wheels of Steel Dance Party;

Regal Beagle Pub, 331 Smith St.;

8 p.m.;

Tickets $10;

Funds raised will support the Drop In program at the West Central Women's Resource Centre.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition March 8, 2013 A8

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