Nominations open for recognizing outstanding women of the Boundary
International Women’s Day is the story of ordinary women as makers of history; it is rooted in the centuries-old struggle of women to fully participate in society.This day is set aside to recognize the economic, political and social achievements of women. It is a day to celebrate the successes of women while remaining cognizant of inequities still to be addressed.
National Women’s Day was first observed in the United States in 1909 but it was not until 1977 that the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution calling on member states to proclaim a day for women’s rights and international peace. Following the United Nations’ lead, Canada chose March 8 as International Women’s Day.
Globally, events are held to inspire women and celebrate achievements.
This year, the Boundary Women’s Coalition will once again provide an opportunity for members of the Boundary Communities to honour the women in their lives who have made a significant difference.
Anyone can make a nomination to celebrate a Boundary Area woman who has played a meaningful role within her community. A nomination package can be requested by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone to (250) 442-5212 or in person at The Boundary Women’s Resource Centre, 268 Market Avenue, Grand Forks.
The nomination package details the categories, process, etc. Nomination forms must be returned to the Resource Centre by Feb. 16, 2012.
This year, the Outstanding Women of the Boundary Awards celebration will take place on Thursday, Mar. 8, at the Midway Community Hall from 1:00 – 3:30 p.m.. Refreshments will be served during the awards presentation.