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Pinays Manitoba celebrates

International Women’s Day virtually

IWD2021 womensdayMarch 8th marks the annual International Women’s Day. This important day has been observed since the early 1900s in recognition and support of the countless contributions of women in our lives.

In Winnipeg, Pinays Manitoba will be celebrating International Women’s Day on Saturday, March 7, 2021, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., via Zoom. Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the organization’s annual recognition luncheon to honour Pinays Manitoba Trailblazers has been deferred to 2022.

In this year’s virtual event, Pinays Manitoba honours the frontline workers, essential service providers and volunteers who, especially now during the coronavirus pandemic, continue their work with selfless dedication and passion.

A special recognition will be given to Mrs. Imelda Adao of Jimel’s Bakery, who exemplifies grace, faith and fortitude amidst the different challenges and heartbreak in her family life.

An entertaining FUN-demic Challenge, games and raffle draws are also part of the virtual celebration. Everyone is invited to join this ZOOM event.

Registration is free but space is limited. Register by sending an e-mail to – include your name, phone number and e-mail. The Zoom link will be e-mailed to registered participants close to March 7th.

Founded and incorporated in January 2016, Pinays Manitoba aspires to provide a resource within the community to assist and guide Filipino women of all ages. One of its objectives is to honour Filipino women, trailblazers who have made outstanding contributions to the community.

From 2016 to 2020, Pinays Manitoba has given recognition – the Pinays Manitoba Trailblazer Award – to a number of very deserving Filipino women. The public is invited to nominate Filipino women who deserve to be honoured and recognized by sending an e-mail to The nomination committee will review all nominations for the organization’s future annual recognition events in commemoration of the International Women’s Day.

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