OTTAWA, Sept. 14, 2011 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Rona Ambrose,
Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Minister for
Status of Women, announced the theme for Women's History Month, which will be celebrated across Canada during the month of October.
This year's theme -Women in Canadian Military Forces: A Proud Legacy - celebrates women's contributions, now and throughout history, to the
"The contributions of women form a rich and vibrant part of Canada's
proud military legacy," said Minister Ambrose. "I encourage all
Canadians to take this opportunity to learn their stories and recognize
"Women in the Canadian Forces are celebrated for their bravery,
dedication and leadership as soldiers, sailors, and airwomen," said the
Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence. "I am proud of
the contributions of women warriors, to building a more secure Canada,
to protecting North America, and to contributing to international peace
Canadians are encouraged to take an active role in celebrating Women's
History Month. Activities will be happening across the country, and
Canadians can either attend these events or organize their own events
to celebrate the women in their communities.
October is Women's History Month in Canada, which provides an
opportunity for Canadian's to learn about the important contributions
of women to our society - and to the quality of our lives today.
For more information on the women who have played a role in Canada's
military history or for more information on Woman's History Month,
please visit www.swc-cfc.gc.ca.
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| Michelle Bakos |
Director of Communications
Office of the Minister of Public Works and
Government Services and
Minister for Status of Women
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Director General, Communications and
Status of Women Canada