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International Women’s Day in Newmarket

Celebration of Women Event & Women of Excellence Awards

We are back! It was amazing to host our very first in-person event at the NewRoads Performing Arts Centre. On March 9th, 2022 we got together with the Newmarket Chamber of Commerce for this years Celebration of Women Event & Women of Excellence Awards.

Our two incredible guest speakers were able to inspire and motivate our in-person and virtual guests with their stories. Grief Counsellor & End of Life Doula Julie Cryns graced us with her story of incredible strength and growth, while Candle Entrepreneur Shabi Monzavi made us believe anything is possible. It was truly amazing to be able to meet IRL and learn form their journeys.

We are so grateful for the opportunity to honour the women in our lives & in our community. We had the privilege of awarding our annual Women of Excellence Award to Emmy Kelly for the amazing work she does at Blue Door. With over 30 amazing women from our community nominated – we did not envy the judges & we are so proud of everyone! Thank you to this years sponsors: The Newmarket Chamber of Commerce, NewRoads Automotive Group, RBC Royal Bank, Upper Canada Mall & York Small Business Enterprise Centre, PLUS this years goodie bag sponsor Farm Boy! A Million Mouthfuls served delicious food making the day a huge success.

This year we worked with two local charities –  the Women’s Center of York region & Girls Inc. of York Region. Both of these charities work with women and young girls in our communities & with your help we were able to Dontae just over $15,000.

To learn more about the NewRoads Community Crew and where you might find us next visit newroads.ca/community and remember Community Matters at NewRoads.​