International Women’s Day events in Collingwood

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The Town of Collingwood will mark International Women’s Day (IWD) on March 8, celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality.

The activities begin March 3 with two community exhibits, celebrating and honoring women in Collingwood. The Collingwood Museum is excited to announce the return of the Women in Local History Project, a sidewalk exhibit on display from March 3-20 along Hurontario Street. The exhibit features 12 unique signs celebrating business owners, war-workers, medical professionals, artists, and sports heroes. The signs will also be on display indoors at the Collingwood Museum throughout March. This project is produced by the Collingwood Museum in partnership with the Sheffield Park Black History and Cultural Museum.

Taking place March 3-12, the Collingwood Downtown Business Improvement Area is celebrating phenomenal women-led businesses that are an integral part of the fabric of Collingwood’s wonderful downtown core. Woman Behind the Business posters will be hung in storefront windows throughout the downtown, featuring pictures of the amazing female entrepreneurs behind the businesses and information about the why behind their ventures. This is a novel way to find out about some of our community’s amazing women leaders. All posters will also be online at www.

Celebrations will wrap up with the Spectacular Social Soiree on March 8 at 7 p.m. at the Simcoe Street Theatre, 65 Simcoe St., exploring some of the diverse ways in which women can express themselves and, in doing so, inspire others. Through service, advocacy, sport, language, and the arts, women are forging equality in extraordinary ways. The evening will feature a keynote address and performance from Canada’s Queen of R&B Soul, Jully Black, along with messages from diverse Canadian changemakers, and a fabulous showcase of music, dance, and poetry from inspiring local artists. Top the night off with a social hour with complimentary culinary delights from Low Down Cocktail and Snack Bar. Tickets cost $25 and are available at or by calling 705-445-1030 Ext. 3414. Cash bar.

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