WHY WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH:
Since 1992, the government of Canada declared October as Women’s History Month -marking a month-long national celebration of women contributions in Canadian history.
The month represents a unique an opportunity for us to acknowledge and celebrate the past and present contributions of women to Canadian society and to recognize the achievements of women from all backgrounds as an important part of our heritage. It also provides an opportunity to highlight how we all benefit today from the achievements of pioneering women in Canada.
WOMEN WHO ROCK AWARDS
In recognition of this national recognition, Women Who Rock Awards was created by long time women’s activist and Evelyn Myrie as a local platform to celebrate notable women and girls who are making significant contributions to our society through their accomplishments. These awards are presented to women who, through their work, serve to empower others and inspire change.
SUPPORTING THE COMMUNITY:
Part proceeds from the 2020 Women Who Rock Awards will be donated to “Virtual Grand Parent program” at the Afro Canadian Caribbean Association.