Today, March 8, 2011, is the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day. There are celebrations all over the world in honour of women as shown in this video.

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day by joining tens of thousands of people coming together on bridges all over the world — from the Millennium Bridge in London, the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City, the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, to the Grand Barriere Bridge joining Rwanda and Congo — to show your support for women’s causes and celebrate women’s achievements.

Happy International Women's Day in Canada!

Happy International Women's Day in Canada!

The United Nations’ theme for the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day focuses on equal access to education, training, science and technology.

In congruence with the United Nations’ theme for this year and to mark International Women’s Day in Canada, Minister Ambrose addressed young women in the field of science and technology and women business leaders at a networking event this morning hosted by the Office of Small and Medium Enterprises (OSME).

Government of Canada

Media Advisory

Minister Ambrose to Address Young Women in Science and Technology and Women Business Leaders on International Women’s Day

For immediate release

GATINEAU, Quebec, March 7, 2011 – The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Minister for Status of Women, will address young women in the field of science and technology and women business leaders at a networking event hosted by the Office of Small and Medium Enterprises (OSME) on the occasion of International Women’s Day.

Media will be invited for the opening remarks delivered by Minister Ambrose and a photo opportunity.

Date: March 8, 2011
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Location: Canadian Museum of Civilization
CMC Theatre
100 Laurier Street
Gatineau, Quebec

For further information, please contact:

Rebecca Thompson
Office of the Honourable Rona Ambrose
819-956-9549

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