One day is not enough to celebrate women
Central Hastings News
By Sue Dickens
Marmora — On March 8, 2017, it will have been more than a century since the first International Women’s Day (IWD) was celebrated, but for Rev. Janice Chrysler, “one day is not enough,” so for the past several years she has been organizing a week of events.
To help, the Municipality of Marmora and Lake has, for the past three years, declared March 1 to 8 International Women’s Week.
During this week area women will be promoting their businesses and services with special offers, workshops, demonstrations and more. As well, local businesses will honour the women in their community by placing large purple and white bows made by Sue’s Flowers on their storefronts.
“I think it’s important for women in Marmora to be part of the International Women’s Week not only as business owners but as strong women in the community to inspire other women to take part and inspire younger women to get involved in their community and possibly inspire them to open their own small business,” said Wendy McCoy, co-owner of Possibilities, a specialty shop in town.
Using the hashtag #WomenJustWanttoHaveFun, Rev. Chrysler said the speaker sessions will reflect that theme along with IWD’s campaign #BeBoldForChange.
I’ve always been an advocate for equal rights for everybody,” she commented.
“I am promoting the theme women in wellness.”
March 4 has been set aside to do just that.
Activities for the week start with the official ribbon-cutting ceremony Wed. March 1 at 10:30 a.m. at the Marmora Historical Foundation building downtown and include: the Women in Wellness hosted by Chrysler’s business Mindful Journey; a daylong event March 4 at the community centre featuring mini sessions, vendors, food and a healing circle spiritual growth class in a community meditation, door prizes, guest speaker and more; a free essential oils workshop March 5; Celebrating the Crone March 7; and Rev. Chrysler said the week wraps up March 8 when IWD is celebrated globally.
She concluded by asking the question: “What are you doing to change your life, the community, the world?”
Rev. Chrysler is a spiritual growth facilitator living in Marmora. More information can be found at mindfuljourney.ca/about-rev-janice-chrysler.
For the week’s schedule go to healingcirclemeditation.wordpress.com/international-womens-week.
Thank you to Margriet Kitchen for this write up in News On 7. Just one correction, the ribbon cutting will be at the Marmora Historical Foundation 10:30 March 1st.