The Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation will be celebrating International Women’s Day March 8 with a public reception from 7-9pm at Heritage Hall, 3102 Main Street.
The reception will honour the women athletes recognized through this year’s Remarkable Women poster series, published by the Park Board. The public are invited to this free celebration to meet some of the women featured and create their own remarkable woman poster.
“These women have been, and continue to be, an inspiration to their community and beyond,” said Commissioner Constance Barnes. “Their contributions to Vancouver and to sport have not gone unrecognized.”
"The Remarkable Women poster series began in 2008 as a way of commemorating the valuable contributions of women to community life in Vancouver,” said Commissioner Loretta Woodcock. “It was met with such enthusiastic response that we hope to see it grow across the city."
The 2010 Remarkable Women poster series’ theme is sports. The women represented demonstrate achievements that span the decades, from the 1920s to the present day and feature athletes from diverse backgrounds with a wide range of accomplishments in a broad array of sports. The posters are currently on display in community centres, libraries, schools and other public buildings throughout Vancouver. They are also available online at vancouverparks.ca.
This project was made possible through the arts and culture office of the Park Board with support from the City of Vancouver Olympic Legacy Reserve Fund.