By Rob Lapensee
International Women’s Day is Sunday, March 8 and celebrations are taking place all weekend long. Here is some of what’s happening in St. Catharines:
11 a.m. to 2 :30 p.m.
Features keynote speaker Autumn Peltier, the Anishinabek Nation chief water commissioner, and IWD award recipient Gail Neff, one of the creators of Scientifically Yours – a program encouraging high school girls to get into and stay in science. Learn more here.
Chapters at 285 Geneva St.
Celebrate International Women’s Day and the 40th anniversary of The Paper Bag Princess with a special story time and themed activities. Learn more here.
Grantham Lions Club at 732 Niagara St.
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Hosted by the Women Empowered WI, the event is in support of the 2021 Canada Summer Games. Featuring vendors, speakers, penny sale and more. Guest speakers include: Prof. Julie Stevens from Brock University; Andrea Leja from CYFO – Change Your Future Outcome; andHeather Placken – Happiness Coach. Free admission. Learn more here.
The Film House at 250 St. Paul St.
FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre at 250 St. Paul St.
2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
The FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre’s HOT TICKET presentation Girls Nite Out celebrates International Women’s Day with two shows March 8 featuring stand-up, improv and sketch comedy by an award-winning ensemble who have performed on Second City Stages, CBC, Comedy Network and HBO. Learn more here.