Wednesday, March 07, 2012

My little Francois will be guest speaking at the Nain luncheon on Thursday the 8th at the community hall.. Be there or be square.

March 7, 2012
For Immediate Release

Luncheons planned to help celebrate International Women’s Day in Nunatsiavut and North West River

March 8 is recognized as International Women’s Day in Canada. On this day women across the country and the world celebrate advancements in equality for women and, at the same time, acknowledge the challenges that still exist.

This year’s theme “Strong Women, Strong Canada – Women in Rural, Remote and Northern Communities: Key to Canada’s Economic Prosperity” is particularly relevant to women in our communities. Women are integral to life in our communities and contribute in key roles such as: caregivers, community and political leaders, traditional and non-traditional workforce members and innovators in training and community projects.

To commemorate International Women’s Day, the Department of Health and Social Development, in partnership with the Status of Women office of the Nunatsiavut Government and AnanauKatiget Tumingit, will be hosting a luncheon with a quest speaker in each Nunatsiavut community and North West River. The guest speakers will be local women who will share their life’s journeys, both challenges and accomplishments, providing inspiration and motivation to other women. It is through the sharing of knowledge and experience that women become united and strengthened to address issues requiring attention in order to achieve equity and equality.

“On this day, we celebrate the women of Nunatsiavut. We take time to recognize the essential role that women play, not only in their everyday lives as mothers, grandmothers, aunts, sisters and daughters, but the important role they have in building healthy communities in Nunatsiavut,” says Health and Social Development Minister Kemuksigak.

“Through the creation of the Regional Inuit Women’s Organization, AnanauKatiget Tumingit and Nunatsiavut Government’s Status of Women’s office, Inuit women are in a great position to have their voices heard and to take on leadership roles in their communities,” added the Minister.

For more information on the International day luncheon in your community please contact:

Paula Flowers/Kathy Pottle – Rigolet – 947-3328
Makkovik – Tracy Evans – 923-2368
Postville – Candy Jacque – 479-9878
Hopedale – Marjorie Flowers – 933-3894
Nain – Elsie Russell – 922-2182
NWR – Kim McLean – 497- 8807

1 comment:

Shammickite said...

I'll be there in spirit!