Friday October 11, 2013 is a celebration of
International Day of the Girl
La Citadelle School in Cornwall Ontario is hosting a series of events and workshops.
The second International Day of the Girl will be celebrated at L’École secondaire la Citadelle in Cornwall on October 11, 2013 with a free event targeting girls aged 8 to 16. 115 girls along with their parents participated last year.
Girls will take part in workshops promoting healthy lifestyles, positive self-image and the arts. “We want to celebrate being a girl,” said Renée Yelle, Project and Community Development Worker for Maison Interlude House and a member of the organizing committee. “We want to empower the women of tomorrow.”
Workshops cover everything from Zumba to yoga to mini-manicures. Throughout the evening, girls will be invited to put their mark on a collective art piece, treated to healthy snacks and will leave with a goody bag loaded with surprises. There are also draws for door prizes generously donated by local businesses.
Parents will be invited to a separate area where they can visit the booths of local agencies and gather information relevant to raising their daughters. Constable Jeff Lalonde of the Cornwall Police Service and Sarah Kaplan from ASAP will be doing short presentations to the parents.
The event takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. There are only 200 spots available. To register, visit the News & Events Page at www.css-sdg.ca for your registration form or call 613-933-8035 and speak to Suzanne.
Other organizations involved in the planning of the event include Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cornwall and District, Counselling and Support Services and Partir d’un bon pas.
International Day of the Girl was declared by the United Nations after a campaign spearheaded by Plan Canada’s “Because I am a Girl” project.