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The following events have been scheduled in locations around Winnipeg to mark International Women’s Day:
Fri., March 6
• Habitat for Humanity ManitobaWomen Build Speaker Series7:15 a.m. to 9 a.m.RBC Convention Centre (375 York Ave.)Guest speaker will be Jessica Dumas, chair of the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce board and president of Jessica Dumas Coaching and Training. Tickets cost $60, which includes breakfast. Proceeds go towards the construction of the 17th Women Build sponsored home. For more info, visit www.habitat.mb.ca
• Canadian Museum for Human Rights5 to 9 p.m. 85 Israel Asper WayFree Friday Night: Celebrate Women’s Day with five performances from the Cabaret of Monologues by Winnipeg’s Sarasvàti Productions at 6:30 p.m. followed by live music by folk duo Leaf Rapids (Keri and Devin Latimer). In addition, the CMHR will host daily Women’s Rights tours until Sat., March 7, in French at 11 a.m. and English at 1 p.m. This 75-minute tour is focused on the history of women’s rights and issues affecting women today. After March 7, the tour will be offered on Friday evenings on March 13, 20 and 27, starting at 6 p.m. in English and at 7:30 p.m. in French. Tours cost $5 on top of admission (adult rate). For more information or for tickets, visit www.humanrights.ca
• IWD Happy HourCelebrating International Women’s Day: Connecting, Storytelling and Laughter6:30 to 10 p.m. TableSpace Coworking (196 Osborne St.)Hosted by Nahanni Fontaine and Uzoma Asagwara, this event offers a space for all self-identifying women, femme, gender non-conforming and non-binary people to gather together. Comedian Mayran Kalah will perform. Tickets cost $25, which includes baked goods plus one alcohol or non-alcohol beverage. To purchase a ticket, visit www.eventbrite.ca or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Reduced income patrons can contact Fontaine or Asagwara for community support tickets.
Sat., March 7
• Churchill Parkway ParkrunInternational Women’s Day Parkrun9 a.m.Churchill Parkway, east of the intersection of Churchill Drive and Ashland Avenue.Walk, run or jog to celebrate International Women’s Day along with other parkruns around the world. For info, visit www.parkrun.ca/churchillparkway
• Pinays MBPinay Trailblazers 2020: Celebrate Filipino Women in Manitoba11 a.m. to 2 p.m.CanadInns Destination Centre Polo Park (1405 St. Matthews St.).
Four outstanding Filipino women will be recognized at the annual recognition brunch: Dr. Janilyn Arsenio, Sally Bader, Dr. Irene Mestito-Dao and Marjorie Soldevilla. Tickets cost $30 and are available by calling Connie at 204-229-0177 or Celi at 204-223-9683.
• Women and Weights Small Group Training 2nd Annual EmpowHERment Boot Camp 1 to 3 p.m., registration at 12:30 p.m. Movement Fitness and Performance (Unit 3-1111 Winnipeg Ave.). A fun workout will be followed by a light lunch and door prizes to raise funds for Winnipeg Women and girls in need. Tickets cost $15 and are available through www.eventbrite.ca.
• Sarasvàti Productions International Women’s Week 2020 Cabaret of Monologues 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. The Asper Centre for Theatre and Film, University of Winnipeg (400 Colony St.). Local artists share performances on the theme of "Changes." Tickets cost $15 each. For more info or to buy tickets, call 204-586-2236 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Women’s Health Clinic Women, Wine & Food 7 to 9:30 p.m. Manitoba Museum, Alloway Hall (190 Rupert Ave.). Tickets available at www.eventbrite.ca for $125 or at the door for $135. For more info, visit www.womenshealthclinic.org. Proceeds support clinic services.
• Winnipeg Military Family Resource Centre International Women’s Day 2020 Celebration 7 to 10 p.m. Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 100 Winnipeg – (6003 Roblin Blvd.) Author Kelly S. Thompson will be the special guest. Tickets cost $20 each and are available at the Military Family Resource Centre at 102 Comet St. For info, call 204-833-2500 ext. 4500.
Sun., March 8
• Backcountry Women Guided Nature Therapy Walk Arrive at 1 p.m., walk starts at 1:30 p.m. Bunn’s Creek Centennial Park (365 McIvor Ave.). This beginner-friendly walk supports Shameless Circle’s Empower Me Fund through donations made from the event’s registration. Suggested donation is $35. For more info and to register, visit www.backcountrywomen.com/events.
• Women and the Criminal Justice System Panel Discussion 2 p.m. Merchants Corner (541 Selkirk Ave.). Join the Association of United Ukrainian Canadians, Bar None and the Elizabeth Fry Society of Manitoba for this free panel discussion, followed by a Q & A with the audience. Donations will be accepted and refreshments will be provided. For info, email email@example.com
• Manitoba Financial Services Agency International Women’s Day Financial Literacy Book Event 2 to 3 p.m. McNally Robinson Booksellers (1120 Grant Ave.). MoneySmart Manitoba joins in the celebration with the book launch for Bank on Yourself: Why every woman should plan financially to be single even if she’s not by co-authors Leslie McCormick and Ardelle Harrison. Attendees will receive a free copy of the book. There is no cost to attend but space is limited. Register at www.moneysmartmanitoba.ca
Wed., March 11
• Hustle + Charm Community. Hustlers Roundtable: Feminism in Life and Business (Wpg)1 to 3 p.m. SMITH Restaurant, (75 Forks Market Rd.). This roundtable discussion focuses on the topic of feminism and its place in life and business. Tickets are available through Eventbrite.ca for cost $25 (or $15 for members), which includes appetizers.
Sun., March 22
• Asian Women of Winnipeg International Women’s Day Gala Dinner 5 to 9:30 p.m. Clay Oven (1 Portage Ave. E). Two outstanding women of Asian origin will be honoured for distinguished service. Entertainment and dancing will follow. Tickets cost $40 per person. For info, see Facebook page for Asian Women of Winnipeg.
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