9 events in Vancouver to help you get the most out of International Women's Day

Mar 6 2018, 9:34 pm

This Thursday, March 8, is International Women’s Day – a celebration of the social, political, cultural and economic achievements of women.

The entire world will be taking a stand with events, forums, campaigns, and rallies to grow support and continue to push for further progress.

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In an effort to raise awareness, inspire action, and motivate change, here are 9 activities taking place in the Vancouver area.

Spotlight Pop-Up

  • What: A pop-up taking place in celebration of International Women’s Day. Photos are a $5 per person donation with all proceeds going to Vancouver’s Dress for Success charity.
  • When: March 8
  • Time: 5 to 7 pm
  • Where: Kostuik Gallery – 1070 Homer Street, Yaletown
  • Price: FREE, $5 donation for photos – RSVP via Eventbrite

International Women’s Day Banquet: Pave Your Path

International Women’s Day Banquet

  • What: The two-hour event is set to feature a variety of activities, talks from keynote speakers, a diverse panel of female professionals, a silent auction, appetizers, and more. YWiB is collaborating with some of the best UBC female clubs, including Equal Voice, Women in Science, Her Campus, and SisuGirls.
  • When: Thursday, March 8, 2018
  • Time: 6 to 8 pm
  • Where: TELUS Garden – 510 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Starting at $15 – Available via MyShowPass

Influential Women in Business

  • What: Business in Vancouver recognizes BC’s most outstanding business women in private and public sector companies. Learn how, through corporate board placements, they help influence and shape policy at some of Canada’s largest companies.
  • When: Thursday, March 8, 2018
  • Time: 11:30 am to 2 pm
  • Where: The Fairmont Waterfront – 900 Canada Place, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $125-$155

International Women’s Day at Vancouver TheatreSports

  • What: Vancouver TheatreSports is celebrating International Women’s Day with all female casts for the evening’s performances. Tickets will be available in person at the box office on March 8 starting at 6 pm, based on availability.
  • When: Thursday, March 8, 2018
  • Time: 7:30 and 9:15 pm
  • Where: The Improv Centre – 1502 Duranleau St, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Empowering the Future 

  • What: A networking event that’s spearheaded by some of the most prominent women in Vancouver’s hospitality industry. The four-hour event takes place at Cafe Median and features scheduled speakers including Lisa Haley (restaurant director of L’Abbattoir), Kaitlyn Stewart (bar manager & global champion of Royal Dinette & World Class), and Anna Farrant (co-founder of All City Athletics) – to name a few.
  • When: Thursday, March 8, 2018
  • Time: 5:30 to 9:30 pm
  • Where: Cafe Medina – 780 Richards St, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, entry by donation.

Women and Beer Dinner

  • What: A collaborative dinner created and inspired by amazing women in the food & drink industry. A dinner paired with beers from 33 Acres, Dogwood Brewing, Fuggles & Warlock, and Steel & Oak, allow diners to meet female-brewers in the beer industry.
  • When: Thursday, March 8, 2018
  • Time: 6 to 9 pm
  • Where: CRAFT Beer Market – 85 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $60


  • What: Steve Nash is hosting a three-hour event with inspiring keynote speakers, pop-up shops, and group workouts, to create an event that empowers and gives back to women.
  • When: Thursday, March 8, 2018
  • Time: 5 to 8:30 pm
  • Where: Steve Nash Downtown Sports Club – 610 Granville St, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, free

International Women’s Day at Kit and Ace

  • What: A celebratory evening at Kit and Ace that allows participants to listen and learn. The night features several empowering women in the community in a panel discussion, accompanied by good food and wine.
  • When: Thursday, March 8, 2018
  • Time: 7:30 to 9:30 pm
  • Where: Kit and Ace – 2235 West 4th Avenue
  • RSVP: Email [email protected], admission free

Wake N’ Shake

  • What: An energized morning workout in celebration of International Women’s Day. The female-led workout begins with a yoga session, followed by a dance party, and refreshments afterwards. Proceeds from the event are donated to the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre.
  • When: Thursday, March 8, 2018
  • Time: 6:30 to 8:30 am
  • Where: HiVE Vancouver – 128 West Hastings St, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $10
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