‘I AM WOMAN’ to roar March 8-9

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International Women’s Day will be marked with a unique two-day celebration in Chatham-Kent March 8-9.

A collaboration between Zonta, SheLeads and Armoury Special Events, the “I AM WOMAN” event honours the spirit of International Women’s Day by shining a spotlight on the incredible women-identifying folks who call the municipality home.

The event begins will a women’s march on March 8 at 4:30 p.m. Participants are invited to don the colour purple, create signs and wield pom poms during the inclusive demonstration which kicks off at Sweet C’s on King Street in Chatham. All are invited to join in.

Following the march, I AM WOMEN continues at the Armoury, with doors opening at 5 p.m. Attendees will be treated to an array of activities including interactive booths, food by Taste by Tiff, beats spun by DJ Courtney Wells, a meditation and sound bath facilitated by Lisa Uher, a dance tutorial by Lisa Lester and a fun lip sync battle.

On March 9, a woman-owned-and-operated vendor expo will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Armoury. The expo provides a platform for women-identifying entrepreneurs to showcase products and services, fostering empowerment and community support.

A minimum $5 donation is required at the door for both Friday and Saturday, with the proceeds going to the Chatham-Kent Women’s Centre.

Organizer Lisa Lester of Armoury Special Events, said she’s “thrilled” to join forces with SheLeads and Zonta to honour International Women’s Day.

“This collaboration represents our collective commitment to empowering women in our community and supporting the essential work of the Chatham-Kent Women’s Centre,” Lester said, noting it’s an opportunity to showcase the incredible talents of local women, while inspiring others and having fun.

For more details, visit sheleadsck.com or contact Lester at 519-380-5970.

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