(Pictured above: Henna artist Ambreen Parvez, right, paints a design on the hand of Nusreta Cekic Wednesday at a henna tattoo booth during the TR Leger Immigrant Services International Women's Day Celebration.)
TR Leger Immigrant Services Hosts
International Women’s Day Celebration
March 10, 2017 (Cornwall, ON) – TR Leger Immigrant Services celebrated the value of women Wednesday by hosting an International Women’s Day Celebration at the agency’s Cornwall office.
The goal of the day was to inform newcomers about the services available to enhance the lives of women in Cornwall, while heightening the profile of immigrant women by showcasing their diversity and multiculturalism. More than 85 women attended the day-long session.
“Part of our organization’s mission is to recognize women,” said Rabia Zeeshan, a settlement outreach worker with the agency. “Our International Women’s Day Celebration was a great opportunity for us to honour women and their contributions to our society, while providing female newcomers with connections and information that will help them in their daily lives.”
The event featured several information booths from agencies providing emergency support such as Baldwin House, to businesses such as AVON and Elegance College, and booths in which newcomers provided information on their cultures and sold traditional cultural items.
The day also offered a chance for women to pamper themselves at booths providing henna tattoos, make-up, manicures and hairstyling.
About the Upper Canada District School Board: The Upper Canada District School Board is the largest public school board providing education in the Lanark, Leeds-Grenville, Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry, and Prescott-Russell counties. It serves more than 26,000 students and is comprised of 85 elementary and secondary schools.
Posted March 10, 2017