International Women’s Day

March 8, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

Join us for our International Women’s Day celebration featuring keynote speakers, special guests, live music, live painting, a raffle and more. This event will be in partnership with The Honourable Company of Freemen of the City of London of North America, and Artworld Fine Art.

A portion of the proceeds will go to the Wounded Warriors, who’s mission is to support Canada’s ill and injured Canadian Armed Forces members, Veterans, First Responders and their families; and to the charitable trust of The Honourable Company of Freemen of the City of London of North America which supports artists in fashion.

Special Guest Speaker:

Kris Nahrgang

Artist, Sculptor, Archaeologist, First Nations Advocate & Activist, Elected Chief of the Kawartha Nishnawbe First Nations.

Our MC for the evening:

Linda Leatherdale

Vice-President, Marketing and Business Development, Cambria.
Financial Columnist and Commentator,

Linda Leatherdale is a multi-media business dynamo.  In addition to being Money Editor of The Toronto Sun, a nationally syndicated columnist and a popular speaker at seminars, she hosts Linda’s Money Show on the Global Prime Network seen nationally at 6:30 p.m. on Sundays (and on Toronto’s CFTO at 12:30 p.m. on Sundays) and is the author of Money is a Girl’s Best Friend, the best-selling financial guide for women. Coming up this fall, her second book: Money is a Kid’s Best Friend. She has amazing energy and is also the VP of New Business and marketing.  She is very well known in the Toronto area.

We  will feature:
  • an array of special guests from the worlds of business, art and music
  • culinary delights, wine, beer & champagne from around the world
  • Spanish Guitar performance by Dunstan Morey
  • live painting with gallery artist Briar Emond
  • raffle featuring art, a private sailing afternoon for 4, Scotch, and more!.

In 2017 the BCCTC focused on promoting women in business and hosted an event, inviting several organizations to celebrate “Women in Business” on International Women’s Day. We not only had a very successful event with 200+ participants and 7 partner associations and chambers of commerce, we also truly represented a global community in multicultural Toronto. Attendees included women entrepreneurs showcasing their businesses, representatives from consulates, and women organizations such as WEConnect International in Canada and the Women’s committee of Canada’s Outstanding CEO of the Year and Canada’s Top 40 Under 40–two of Canada’s preeminent business awards addressing the audience. We also hosted a raffle and the proceeds went to our charity of choice Wounded Warriors. We even had a flashmob dance!

This year’s event promises to be another wonderful evening with a goal of truly celebrating women and equality for all. We will once again have great live music, delicious food & drink, dynamic speakers and a chance for guests to create their own original art with Artworld Gallery Artist Briar Emond.

Additionally, on February 25th, 2017 we launched our “Woman of the Day” campaign featuring women that we know through the BCCTC. This campaign profiled a variety of women, from entrepreneurs to those established on the corporate ladder, demonstrating the huge amount that has been achieved by women in Canada so far. Their interviews also provide an insight into the issues they have faced and their opinions on issues that women still face in business in 21st Century Canada. We created an infographic of the survey, more info here. We are excited to be running this campaign again this year, with so many exciting women to feature.

Get your tickets here 



365 Evans Ave, Etobicoke, ON M8Z 1K2. ARTWORLD is just off the Gardiner at Kipling & Evans, features lots of FREE PARKING, is close to Kipling Subway Station & GO (Mimico) 

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For more information please contact Idalia Obregon, Executive Director, BCCTC ~ ~ 416.816.9154

NOTE: Online registration no longer available, you can still join us and pay at the door! cash preferred please. See you tonight!