Thank you on behalf of the Zonta Club of Stratford for attending our International Women’s Day Breakfast on March 8, 2018. See you at our event in 2019!
So make International Women’s Day YOUR day and do what you can to truly make a positive difference for women. #IWD2018 #PressforProgress
For more information about International Women’s Day click this link: https://www.internationalwomensday.com/
Thanking our 2018 Supporters
We are very grateful to all supporters of our International Women’s Day celebration, and this event is successful thanks to the wonderful cooperation of local businesses and individual supporters.
Individual Gold Sponsor – Anonymous Donor
Individual Silver Sponsor – Anonymous Donor
Individual Bronze Sponsor – Jody & Jeremy Swan
RAFFLE PRIZE DONORS
Goebel Insurance Agency Inc.
Dee Image Co.
Hudson’s Kia Stratford
Black Swan Brewing Co.
Blarney Cottage Foods
Bird and Bear Bath Bombs
Julie Brown and Anne-Marie Tymec
Alexandra J. Bignucolo
Lauren Whitney Lifestyles
Feel at Home Interiors
Zonta Stratford is proud to present our second annual Lunafest® Event to be held on Thursday, Sept. 27th, 2018 at the Queen of the Square Cinema located at City Hall, 1 Wellington Street, Stratford, Ontario. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. for a cash bar and appetizers with the film showings to start at 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. For more information on Lunafest you can visit https://www.lunafest.org/screenings.
Join the Zonta Club of Stratford for an evening of laughter, tears and entertainment. Lunafest is a fundraising film festival dedicated to promoting awareness about women’s issues, highlighting women filmmakers and bringing people together in their communities. This unique film festival highlights women as leaders in society, illustrated through nine short films by women filmmakers. The films range from animation to fictional drama. They cover topics such as women’s health, body image, relationships, cultural diversity and breaking barriers.
We are happy to report that we had a sold out event for the screening of our first Lunafest in 2017.
Special thanks to our event sponsors. Without their support this fundraising event would not be a success.
Food and Beverage Sponsors
The STOP Violence Against Women Coordinating Committee is hosting an Art Competition in honour of the May Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention month. If you are an artist or enjoy working on creative project check out the Poster and information Guidelines then submit your entry by May 16th
An 8 week group for women who have experienced any type of abuse. April 19, 2016 – June 7, 2016 at Family Services Perth-Huron, Stratford. The group will give women an opportunity to build on their own strengths & empower them to choose a new pathway for their future details available at New Pathways 2016
One Billion Rising is intended to create awareness about Violence Against Women. This year Stratford’s STOP VAW committee decided to hold it indoors. Join us Friday, February 12 at 12 noon in the Food court at Festival Marketplace Shopping Mall.
We dance to the song “Break the Chain!” and are fortunate to have two talented young women, Zoe Parker and Sydney Flannigan, to lead us in the dance.If you want to practice the dance steps, can see the instructions at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_U5CZfPydVA Join us in the Food Court dance or just show your support and wear Red!
Additional info at STOP VAW One billion rising – 2016
Register by January 19th to attend Women’s Self Esteem Group … 10 week group for women who want to understand and improve the way they think and feel about themselves. Continue reading
November is Woman Abuse Prevention Month and November 25th is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. It is also the start of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence which ends on International Human Rights Day December 10.
Come help SHINE THE LIGHT On Violence Against Women
Join the Silent March at Stratford City Hall 7:00pm Wednesday, November 25th
Wear Purple … Bring a Flashlight! Share this poster with friends, family and colleagues Shine The Light poster
An All Election Candidates meeting focused on issues of concern to women details available at UpForDebate Confirmed candidates attending: Irma deVries (CHP), Ethan Rabidoux (NDP) and Stephen McCotter (Liberal) . Declined: John Nater (PC) www.upfordebate.ca
STOP Violence Against Women Committee developed a Resource Directory to assist victims of violence and service providers looking for support.
The Janice Bantle Memorial Award: Women in Trades Bursary … call for applications from young women pursuing a trade in which women have been historically under-represented. Continue reading