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Vancouver Celebrates Women in the Year of Reconciliation with Poster Series

March 4 2014

Remarkable Women 2014

The City and the Park Board will mark International Women’s Day with events to celebrate and acknowledge the 2014 Remarkable Women honourees.

The Remarkable Women poster series began in 2008 and recognizes Vancouver women who have served their community in an exceptional way.

Ceremony

When: Saturday, March 8, 2014
Where: Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre Performance Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews
What: Ceremony 2:00pm - 3:00pm (Performance Centre) and reception 3:00pm - 4:00pm (Exhibition Hall)
Who: 2014 Remarkable Women honourees

With the goals of Vancouver’s Year of Reconciliation at its heart, the Remarkable Women 2014 poster series celebrates women who are leaders in making our communities stronger by standing up to adversity and embracing diversity. They are bridge builders, advocates, and peace makers - community makers who foster healing, support, and respect for all people.

Nominees

These 12 women were selected from over 100 nominations to be represented on the poster series:

  • Shehnaz Hozaima Cavey has been advocating for oppressed and marginalized people since she was 20 years old, and commits endless hours volunteering to help make her community welcoming and supportive.
  • Winnie Cheung works as an educator and volunteer and through her numerous commitments has helped make Vancouver a truly inclusive and diverse city.
  • Anntuaneth Figueroa has been an active community volunteer since she was a very young girl, and through her work strives to make her community a welcoming environment to both newcomers and established locals.
  • Judy Graves has spent half her life working with and advocating for Vancouver’s homeless, advancing their rights and working with the community and City Hall to provide permanent housing.
  • Suki Grewal builds bridges between distinct cultures in Vancouver, and works to raise awareness of health issues in South Asian culture.
  • Raven Wing (Lorelei Hawkins) strives to share Aboriginal history, and by passing on traditional teachings and values has helped many people, including street youth, to move on from destructive patterns.
  • Gwen Haworth has been front-and-centre in advancing radical changes in public awareness about trans and gender-variant people through her award winning documentary, public forums and grassroots community work.
  • Keiko Honda has turned her gratitude for care she received after a life changing accident into a long standing commitment to volunteerism, bringing friends and neighbours together for her well-known cultural salons.
  • Lila Johnston is a bright light in the Squamish Nation Community and works to pass on its language and culture, and to support healing programs for women, family, and community.
  • Angela Marie MacDougall is committed to ending violence against girls and women through her work as an advocate, front-line worker, activist, and trainer.
  • Darlene Frances Point is a residential school survivor, and is an unbreakable link in the ancestral chain – a healer, a mentor to youth, and a support to her Elders.
  • Carleen Thomas has served the Tsleil-Waututh Nation in many capacities, weaving a strong bright fabric from the strengths of the people, compassion, understanding, and unity.  

The 12 posters are on display in Vancouver community centres, libraries, schools, and other public buildings leading up to International Women’s Day on March 8.

Learn more about the Remarkable Women program

Remarkable Women

Remarkable Women is a community-created poster series honouring local women who have made significant contributions to arts, culture, sports, and community in Vancouver.