Hello Friends, Family & Supporters,
We hope this finds you hale and hearty this autumn! The leaves are falling, winter is on its way and we have a lot to share with you!
On May 29th, WIN was honoured to be the theme sponsor of TEDxTheGlebeWomen. Featuring carefully curated content from TEDWomen and 6 inspirational speakers: Pamela Henry, Mailyne Briggs, Andrea Hogue Reyolds, Sarika Mathur, Manjit Basi, and Peggy Taillon. Special thanks go to the Director of Programming, Pamela Henry, without whom the event could not have been a success; and to the team of volunteers who put on a world class event at the Museum of Nature.
WIN has been busy reaching out to the community with fundraisers including the Great Glebe Garage Sale in May, another of our favourite Stand Up for the WIN Absolute Comedy shows in April, a Bottle Drive for the WIN in September, and a continuation of our ongoing eWaste recycling fundraisers with local schools St. Francis Xavier and St. Joseph.
Thank you to all who supported WIN in these many ways!
Women in Mind Conference
On November 6th, WIN attended the Royal Ottawa Women in Mind conference to discuss issues of violence and women’s mental health, focusing on Intimate Partner Violence. Insight was gained into the ever present struggle to address this issue globally with an effective result.
Bake Sale at Algonquin
Women’s Integration Network will be hosting a bake sale at Algonquin College on December 7th; beginning 10:00am; stop by to delight your tastebuds with cakes/cupcakes by the feature baker Samantha of Sam’s Star Treats. Favourite Christmas cookies and treats will also be available.
Swing Dance for the WIN
Join us, in partnership with the Ottawa Swing Dance Society and the Ottawa Rhythm Initiative, and featuring the amazing musicianship of CUPPA SOUP, for a fabulous evening of live swing music and dancing on November 27th at St. Joseph’s Parish Hall (174 Wilbrod St. Ottawa), in support of vulnerable women in Canada. Intermediate lesson: Intro to Tap for Lindy Hoppers at 7:30pm; Introductory swing dance lesson at 8:30pm; dancing starts at 9:30pm.
The evening will feature a performance by the Ottawa Rhythm Initiative, a shim sham showcase of the Tap shim sham and the Frankie Manning Lindy Hop shim sham, a raffle & silent auction.
Tickets are $12, for info call 613-612-5476 or see www.winwomen.ca
Gold Canyon Holiday Candles
To place your candle order today, please visit: https://nicswicks1111.mygc.com/?mixer=6727155. Be sure to select the Apply to Mixer button at the bottom left of the shopping cart page, and place your order! Order by Dec 12th to have delivery in time for Christmas
Happy shopping! 🙂
Ongoing eWaste Recycling/Bottle Drive
We have an ongoing program to collect your alcohol bottles and cans; and to pick up your eWaste (eg. cellphones, laptops, TVs, computers). Contact us at 613-612-5476 to set up your pickup!
Seasons Greetings and Happy New Year!
Women’s Integration Network Inc.
Printable version of Newsletter – Fall – Nov 2015