First International Day of the Girl at Yonge-Dundas Square
The first “International Day of the Girl” will be celebrated at Yonge-Dundas Square on Thurs. Oct. 11, 2012 from 5 to 7pm.
What is the “International Day of the Girl”?
Given its official name by the United Nations, the “International Day of the Girl” event in Toronto will raise awareness and funds for the “Because I am a Girl” campaign.
You may have spoken with their representatives at street corners throughout Toronto and the GTA.
Operated by the registered charity “Plan International Canada”, or “Plan Canada” as it is also known, states that “investing in girls is the key to reducing global poverty”. The view seems to be that the best and most effective way to make positive changes in the lives of people, particularly in the developing world, is to ensure that girls receive health care and an education; and to enable young women to become self-sufficient entrepreneurs.
The 2012 Day of the Girl at Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto
The plans for the 2012 “Day of the Girl” event include a concert by Alyssa Reid, interactive art, and some ways to enjoy spending some money to support the cause. Drink pink lemonade or buy some wearables.
Their official site gives a few more details.
What is “Plan International Canada”?
“Plan International Canada” is the Canadian wing of what had been known as “Foster Parents Plan“. The American parent organization was conceived around 1937 to address the needs of Spanish orphans and child refugees. “Foster Parents Plan of Canada” was incorporated in 1968. The word “International” was added, um, internationally in 1970 but generally dropped in 2000. The “Because I am a Girl” campaign was launched in Canada in 2009.
“International Day of the Girl” likely to become an Annual Autumn Toronto Event
With the declaration by the United Nations that Oct. 11 is the “International Day of the Girl”, I’m pleased to add it to my list of autumn Toronto events. The entertainment should be enjoyable, and the cause is certainly worthy of our time and donations.
Looking for More Annual Toronto Events?
Use my Squidoo lens, “The DeHaan Lens of Annual Toronto Events” to plan your other weekends. It tracks all the annual Toronto events that I find interesting.
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