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The world of humanity has two wings -- one is women and the other men. Not until both wings are equally developed can the bird fly. Should one wing remain weak, flight is impossible. Not until the world of women becomes equal to the world of men in the acquisition of virtues and perfections, can success and prosperity be attained as they ought to be. ~ Abdu'l-Baha

International Women's Day - March 3, 2018

An international celebration of education and empowerment

International Women's Day

Around the world International Women's Day, officially celebrated on March 8th but practically on the nearest weekend, marks a celebration of the economic, social, cultural and political achievements for women. This date is also commemorated at the United Nations and is designated in many countries as a national holiday. Women in every country, often divided by ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic and political differences, come together to celebrate this important date that represents equality, justice, peace and development.

Everyone is welcome to attend:

Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 7:00pm
Cornerstone Hall, Tache St., St. Albert

International Women's Day is the story of ordinary women as makers of history; it is rooted in the centuries-old struggle of women seeking to participate equally in society on an equal footing with men. Until women are fully represented at senior leadership levels of public, professional and economic life, women do not have equal rights nor an equal voice.

Baha'is emphasize the United Nations International Women's Day because it recognizes and promotes the contribution of women to the betterment of societies all around the world. Baha'is believe that unless and until women achieve their equal and rightful status working alongside of men in all realms of human endeavor: political, economic, social and religious, world peace can never be established. Learn more

Previous Recipients: Women Who Make a Difference

2017
Moriganagh McNally (Unsung Heroine)
Nancy Watt (Arts)
Sage Arcand (Aboriginal Initiatives)
Jeanine Chalifoux (Community work)
Misty Featherley (Service)


2016
Elaine Caron - Community Involvement, Senior
Joanna Pearce -- Youth Empowerment, Education
Susan Evans -- Advocate, Unsung Heroine
Hazel McKennitt - Aboriginal Initiatives, Education
Diana Goldie -- Personal Philanthropy and Humanitarian

2015
Louise Horstman -- Youth-empowerment, global humanitarian
Suzan Krecsy -- Unsung heroine, community support
Lisa Holmes -- Education, mentorship
Sophia Qaderi -- Youth, environment, global humanitarian
Laura Hennie -- Non-profit, unsung heroine

2014
Brandi Robinson -- Child Advocate & Unsung Heroine
Rebecca Balanko -- Youth Empowerment
Eryl Jones -- Education, Senior, Arts
Andrea Payne and Corissa Tymafichuk -- Human Rights
Kaileen Chisholm -- Youth

2013
Jenny Bocock (Senior, Unsung Heroine, Protector of the Environment)
Velvet Martin (Unsung Heroine, Advocate for Children with Disabilities)
Katie Fitzgerald (Youth, Activist and Volunteer Extraordinaire)
Sarah Hall (Unsung Heroine, Supporter of Mothers and Community Life)
Lynne Rosychuk (Unsung Heroine, Champion of the Vulnerable)


2012
  • Annette Bruce -- Family Initiatives
  • Violet Oko -- Unsung Heroine
  • Shayna Harris -- Youth
  • Janice Manderson -- Arts
  • Terra Bell -- Special Needs