There are lots of interesting and accomplished girls and women. Some are well-known, others you may never have encountered. But their stories — in fact or in fiction — make good reading around International Women’s Day, and all year long!
The Vancouver Park Board has established the Remarkable Women poster series, which highlights the important roles women play in our communities and honours them. The theme of this year’s poster series is embracing reconciliation and seeking to heal from the past to build new relationships between Aboriginal Peoples and all Vancouverites. Twelve women were selected for this Year of Reconciliation from over 100 nominations. Read here to learn more about their stories of accomplishment.
You may agree that women in leadership are noticed more often than those who fill every day of our lives with little surprises. These women work in the community continuously with selfless interest just to make others’ lives easy.They give you advice that helps you notice how great you’re doing, in spite of everything, because of everything. Sometimes it happens with a woman you’ve known for years or a woman you just met at the grocery store, on the sidewalk, in a prayer circle. She carries your story with her.
Honouring women for their accomplishments and hard work is a wonderful way to thank them and inspire others in the community. This project underlines the influence of women who have made significant contributions to arts, culture, sports, and community in Vancouver.
This year, the women were honoured at a public reception at the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Center, timed to coincide with International Women’s Day on Saturday March 8. Vancouver’s Mayor, Gregor Robertson, members of the city council, Park Board chair Nikki Sharma, and commissioners delivered inspiring speeches and thanked each woman.
The posters of each of them will be displayed in community centres, schools, and libraries all year long.
Please share your personal iconic women whom you admire, and tell us why. We would love to hear about them
By Geetanjali Rohatgi, Roundhouse Blog Team. Geetanjali is a committed marketing analyst and an MBA graduate with three years of success in delivering strategic direction and planning to assist various companies to achieve their marketing goals. She now works as a social media enthusiast on creating strategies to promote businesses on different social media platforms. A recent arrival to Canada, she is excited to share her unique perspective of Vancouver and the Roundhouse.