It's hard to say which will be better - the four course dinner at the Radisson's Grand Victorian Ballroom, or the entertainment we have lined up. The night will feature a runway fashion show, an awards ceremony to recognize some truly amazing men and women in the Peel Region, and a keynote address from Almas Jiwani, the President of the National Action Committee for UN Women (Canada). Oh, and of course there will be raffle prizes, a silent auction, music and dancing!
We're so pleased to welcome Almas Jiwani on board to be our keynote speaker. The National Committee for UN Women works with the United Nations and other NGO's to further women's rights and promote gender equality across Canada, with chapters in Ottawa, Peel Region, Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Halifax and Montreal. In her words: With a professional and demographically diverse Board of Directors, active chapters in several regions of Canada, and strong support and encouragement from Canadians like you, we shall work together in a united front to eradicate social injustices and allow every woman across the globe a fair platform for freedom of expression and action. Let's work together to ensure that gender inequality, violence against women, HIV/AIDS, poverty and the leadership role of women in democratic governance remain high-priority issues on the agendas of all governments across the world, including Canada. I am humbled by your support and I know we can work together and achieve justice for all women and create an equitable and gender-empowered world for the present and the future generations.
Interim Place is so pleased to have the support of so many in our community - we hope you'll attend the gala and help us continue the important work we do every day.
We are also looking for ticket sponsors. We're hoping you'll consider sponsoring a woman at the shelter or a woman who has moved from Interim Place into the community to attend the event. If you're interested in being a ticket sponsor, please contact Interim Place at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 905-403-9691 ext. 2223.
See you there!