National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women
December 6 (5pm) at Uplands Cultural & Heritage Centre (9 Speid Street, Lennoxville)
The candlelight vigil to commemorate the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women will be held at Uplands Cultural and Heritage Centre on the evening of December 5th. The event is open to Men and Women, and will serve to honour those women and children in our society who have died at the hand of violence, as well as to share in this time of reflection as a community. We hope to see you among us and to share in the support of this important issue.
Annual Open House – October 10 (4pm to 7pm)
Summer is slowly opening the way for Fall, and we are all adjusting to a quicker pace. What better way to welcome the changing season than to celebrate it among friends and members. We would like to invite you to join us for a Hat’s Off Open House on October 10, between 4pm and 7pm. Please come adorned in head gear: wear a hat, a crown, a head-dress… be creative! Professional Costume designer Nicole Labbé will be on hand to help you decorate your hats if you choose to embellish them. She will also be teaching us how to make our very own Fascinator, so bring a head band and a sculptural piece of interest if you have one in mind (miniature hat, giant flower or bird etc.).Read More
May 10th & 11th at Boutique Encore
Every girl deserves to feel like a princess on the day of her prom. But fancy dresses can be pricey, and when we consider the additional cost of shoes, jewellery, hair and makeup, things start to add up. That’s why the Lennoxville and District Women’s Centre and the Bishop’s University Golden Key Honour Society have teamed up to organize a Prom Dress Drive & Extravaganza. Until the second week of May, these organizations are collecting dress donations; along with shoes, jewellery and any other accessories that could make a girl’s perfect prom outfit a reality. On Friday, May 10th (from 4:30 to 9pm) & Saturday, May 11th (from 9am to 5pm) the collection of outfits will be available at Boutique Encore (178 Queen St in Lennoxville) during the Prom Dress Extravaganza: All Dolled Up at a small fraction of the cost (all dresses less than $20).Read More
The Women at Famous Tea Parties
The Lennoxville and District Women’s Centre invites Women of all ages to a banquet in celebration of International Women’s Day. Join us on Thursday, March 7th at 5:30pm in the Amédée-Beaudoin Community Centre (10 Samuel-Gratham Street in Lennoxville) for a large scale Tea Party the likes of which you’ve never seen! The price of tickets is $15 for LDWC members and $20 for non-members.
International Women’s Day is a day of celebration for the LDWC, its members and supporters. Every year, the Centre organizes a banquet; an evening of music with Carole Vincelette, good food, fun and company. This year, the Centre has recruited Nathalie Labrecque, owner of Boutique Nostalgia to create the décor and the atmosphere in the room. It is thanks to her that we have chosen the theme of Women at Famous Tea Parties.Read More
Youth membership now available! In an effort to be more inclusive, the LDWC will be offering a Youth membership to girls aged 10-17 years. Through this initiative, we hope to foster intergenerational participation in activities and workshops, and extend our outreach in terms of education and awareness. Also, membership encourages a sense of ownership. As young women become more involved in the organization, they will have the opportunity to learn new skills and develop essential tools that will better prepare them to become future leaders of this organization, the larger community, and beyond.
Annual Youth membership fee is 5$- help us spread the word!Read More
Last year, the Bishop’s University Gender Equity Centre, spearheaded by Zoe Costanzo and Nicole Rutberg, initiated this campaign, and the LDWC is very proud to be apart of it. No means KNOW focuses on promoting awareness about sexual consent, and alcohol related sexual assault. The BU GEC has been working very hard to organize a tour by the award winning film maker, Nancy Schwartzman, director of the documentary The Line (2009) and creator of the “Circle of 6” app for the iPhone; she is also an American activist best known for her work on sex-positive feminism, sexual assault, and consent. Schwartzman is scheduled to speak to the Bishop’s Community and the community at large on March 18th at 3pm in the Marjorie Donald Hall at the Gait.Read More
It is tremendously important to hold an event marking the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. Why? Because the victims deserve to be remembered and their memory should inspire us to work for change, to mobilize our communities to push for policies that eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls.
December 6th has been set aside as our National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women because it was on that day in 1989 that 14 bright young women were murdered at l’École Polytechnique in Montreal. This horrific event, an act of gender-based violence, shocked the nation and served as a wake up call to our society. We were faced with some serious questions about how women are viewed and treated in Canada.
Help us keep the Vigil and sustain this issue in the public eye. If we ignore the problem, it will NOT go away. If you want a better future for your children and grandchildren, please join us on Tuesday December 6at 5:30 p.m. at Uplands (9 Speid Street, Lennoxville borough) for an event that will include special guest speakers, music, a candlelight procession, and light refreshments.