Connections | March 2013         
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International Women's Day 2013
Women and Leadership 
This year, the local theme chosen for International Women's Day (IWD) is women and leadership. We are inviting all women to complete a photo response to the question: 'If I were in charge, one thing I'd change is...'. Click here to see some of the photo responses we have received so far.
Have your photo taken at our IWD Potluck on March 7 or send us your photo by email. Don't forget to share your photo on Facebook or Twitter on March 8 to help us promote this year's theme of women and leadership!
Click here to read 'IWD 2013: Changing the face of power in Canada'.
Honour a Woman in Your Life
Living Quilt
Contribute a patch to our virtual quilt 
In celebration of International Women's Day on March 8, honour a woman who has made a difference in your life by contributing a patch to our living quilt. By adding your message of thanks, love, congratulations, remembrance, or support  to our tapestry of women your words will continue to live on and inspire others as the quilt evolves. The updated design of our quilt patch allows for easier sharing and photo uploading.

Did you know?
Women hold only 12.5% of senior leadership positions in Alberta (Catalyst, 2012). 
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Upcoming Events

Together, we're changing the face of power in Canada. Join us in celebrating strong women and their achievements. There will be a potluck celebration followed by musical entertainment and a short program at the Kerby Centre. Free parking is available at the Kerby Centre. 

International Women's Day Parade | Mar 8 (11:30am-1pm)
Join us for the City-wide parade down Stephen Avenue (starting at 3rd St SW) at 11:30am, ending with a celebration including speakers, food and fun at Olympic Plaza from 12-1pm. Several mini-fairs will be set up downtown from 10am until 2pm.

Annual General Meeting | Apr 10 (5:30 - 7pm)
Come learn about what the Women's Centre has been up to for the last year and vote on new members for our board of directors. Appetizers and refreshments will be served. 

Scotiabank Marathon | May 26 (various race start times)
Join Team Women's Centre in running or walking for women. Use our charity discount code: WC2013 and receive an additional $20 off of your registration fees. Regular fee pricing ends March 31.

Featured Workshops
Restorative Yoga | Tuesdays (2-3pm)
Restorative yoga helps to strengthen your body and also helps to free your mind. Yoga mats and supplies will be provided.

Digital Literacy Classes | Mar 6, 13, 20 (12:30-2:30pm)
Facilitated by the Calgary Public Library, three introductory classes on the internet, email and social media will be offered this month.

What are your dreams and aspirations? This workshop will help you to put these things into your own words and then support you to creatively express the story through a medium of your choice (possible examples: video, drawing, painting, photos, etc.).

Self-Defense Series | Mar 28, Apr 4, Apr 11 (6-8pm)
Learn the basics on how to stay safe in your daily life and in difficult situations and how you can defend yourself against an attacker. Spaces are reserved for women who can attend the full series.

All of our workshops are free to attend. Click here  to view the complete March workshop calendar.
Our Vision: Women Supporting Communities, Communities Supporting Women.