Students grades 4 & 5 participated in a combination of the 'Love Your Selfie' & 'InspiHER' workshops over 3 after school sessions.
Girls ages 8 - 16 participated in a 'Love Your Selfie' workshop.
Girls ages 15 - 21 participated in the InspiHER workshop.
Staff from St. Amant Centre held a lunch & learn with Rising Strong discussing body image & self esteem.
Eastman ringette players ages 10 - 14 participated in the 'InspiHER' workshop & purchased a shirt for International Day of the Girl - with proceeds supporting Plan Canada.
Athletes 12 & 13 participated in the 'InspiHER' workshop.
In honour of International Day of the Girl, t-shirts were sold reading 'The Future is Female', with proceeds given to Plan Canada. Enough funds were raised to sponsor two girls for an entire year. Rising Strong has committed to sponsoring these two girls until they are 18 - with International Day of the Girl events in the future.
An event in honour of the West Central Women's Resource Centre in Winnipeg was held on International Women's Day titled 'The Future is Female'. The event included silent auction prizes donated by female entrepreneurs, guest speakers and empowering activities highlighting women and girls who paved the way and women in our community of Winnipeg. Rising Strong plans to continue to host International Women's Day events yearly.
Celebrate the POWER of GIRLS!
Take in empowering performances and art by local Winnipeg artists and performers of ALL ages during this fundraising event, and if interested, participate in a mini workshop diving into how to come together to be more supportive of each other, break down gender stereotypes and change perceptions about what is possible for girls.
Join Rising Strong for a fundraising evening of celebrating the Power of Girls! All proceeds donated to Plan Canada in support of Liliana & Wara.
This evening is for all ages - kid friendly, with activities for everyone!
Thursday, October 11
The Warehouse - 270 Gordon Avenue
**Proceeds from the event will be donated to Plan Canada**
Children 9 and under are free when accompanied by an adult.
About International Day of the Girl & Plan Canada
International Day of the Girl is globally celebrated on October 11th. In 2012, Plan International Canada led the global movement with the support of the Canadian Parliament and the United Nations to officially declare October 11 as International Day of the Girl.
The movement supports opportunities for girls and increases awareness of gender inequality faced by girls worldwide. This inequality includes areas such as right to education/access to education, nutrition, legal rights, medical care, child marriage, and violence against women and girls.
The celebration of the day also reflects the successful emergence of girls and young women as a distinct group in development policy, programming, campaigning and research. It is a key moment every year to shine a light on the many issues that affect girls around the world.
Every girl has a dream of some kind – one that’s personal and meaningful to how she wants to live her life. Together, we can play a part in supporting girls to help make their aspirations a reality. We need to come together to support girls’ rights, break down gender stereotypes, and change perceptions about what’s possible for girls.
Together, we are all Rising Strong!
On January 7th - Participants attended our FIRST public workshop! Participants from youth to adult set goals, made plans to achieve them, and created the most inspiring vision boards!
Participants and siblings of Keira's Winter Klassic had a chance to take part in a mini workshop including vision boards and a Krusader activity, at the Cancer Care fundraising tournament on February 3rd., in support of Keira's Krusade.
On February 2nd - Participants attended our second public workshop. More beautiful and motivating vision boards were created!
Our first public 'Love Your Selfie' workshop was held in Winnipeg. Participants ages 11 - 20 attended.
Girls ages 7 - 16 attending the Elite Ringette Training camp participated in the InspiHER workshop in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Girls ages 11-13 are participating in the InspiHER workshop, meeting once a month until their competition in Thompson at the Manitoba Winter Games.
Spence Street Neighbourhood Association's Girls Club hosted a Vision Board Workshop at the University of Winnipeg.
Youth ages 14 - 18 of the Boys and Girls Club from Dakota Collegiate and Victor Mager School hosted a Vision Board Workshop.
Girls in grade 7 and 8 from Minnetonka School kicked off their Empowerment Series with a mix of the Love Your Selfie workshop and the InspiHER workshop. A special guest speaker, Honorable Rochelle Squires, Minister of Status of Women, also came to speak to the girls.
Girls ages 10 - 15 attending The SPACE Dance Intensive Week participated in the Love Your Selfie workshop in Oakbank, Manitoba.