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Thursday, March 8, 2018 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM EST
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Artworld Fine Art Gallery
365 Evans Ave
Etobicoke, ON M8Z 1K2

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Idalia Obregon, ED
 International Women's Day


International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. 

On March 8th we'd like to invite you to celebrate women in all areas of life!

Join us for our International Women's Day celebration featuring keynote speakers, special guests, live music, live paiting, a raffle and paint stations. This event will be in partnership with The Honourable Company of Freemen of the City of London of North America, and Artworld Fine Art.

A portion of the proceeds will go to the Wounded Warriors who's mission is tosupport Canada’s ill and injured Canadian Armed Forces members, Veterans, First Responders and their families; and to the charitable trust of the The Honourable Company of Freemen of the City of London of North America which supports artists & fashion.

Special Guest Speaker: 

Kris Nahrgang 

Artist, Archaeologist, First Nations Advocate & Activist, Elected Chief, Kawartha Nishnawbe First Nations

Our MC for the evening:
Linda Leatherdale

Vice-President, Marketing and Business Development, Cambria.
Financial Columnist and Commentator, lindaleatherdale.com

Linda Leatherdale is a multi-media business dynamo.  In addition to being Money Editor of The Toronto Sun, a nationally syndicated columnist and a popular speaker at seminars, she hosts Linda’s Money Show on the Global Prime Network seen nationally at 6:30 p.m. on Sundays (and on Toronto’s CFTO at 12:30 p.m. on Sundays) and is the author of Money is a Girl’s Best Friend, the best-selling financial guide for women. Coming up this fall, her second book: Money is a Kid’s Best Friend. She has amazing energy and is also the VP of New Business and marketing.  She is very well known in the Toronto area. 


In 2017 the BCCTC focused on promoting women in business and hosted an event, inviting several organizations to celebrate “Women in Business” on International Women’s Day. We not only had a very successful event with 200+ participants and 7 partner associations and chambers of commerce, we also truly represented a global community in multicultural Toronto. Attendees included women entrepreneurs showcasing their businesses, representatives from consulates, and women organizations such as WEConnect International in Canada and the Women's committee of Canada’s Outstanding CEO of the Year and Canada’s Top 40 Under 40–two of Canada’s preeminent business awards addressing the audience. We also hosted a raffle and the proceeds went to our charity of choice Wounded Warriors. We even had a flashmob dance!

This year’s event promises to be another wonderful evening with a goal of truly celebrating women and equality for all. We will once again have great live music, delicious food & drink, dynamic speakers and a chance for guests to create their own original art with Artworld Gallery Artist Briar Emond.

Additionally, on February 25th, 2017 we launched our “Woman of the Day” campaign featuring women that we know through the BCCTC. This campaign profiled a variety of women, from entrepreneurs to those established on the corporate ladder, demonstrating the huge amount that has been achieved by women in Canada so far. Their interviews also provide an insight into the issues they have faced and their opinions on issues that women still face in business in 21st Century Canada. We created an infographic of the survey, more info here. We are excited to be running this campaign again this year, with so many exciting women to feature. 


Read here about our Women in Business event last year!