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UPCOMING MCW Special Events - 2013


MCW's 120th ANNIVERSARY FESTIVITIES:  Click here to read about the upcoming festivities   120th Anniversary Flyer 


RSVP ONLINE:  Register for 120th Anniversary Gala Dinner - Friday, November 29, 2013


RSVP ONLINE:   Register here for other events 




Wednesday, April 10, 10:30 am - 12:00 noon:  Peru: Kingdoms of the Sun and the Moon - enjoy the exhibition at the MusĂ©e des Beaux Arts in honour of the late Amy Williams, Past President (1975-1978 and 1992-1994)


Tuesday, April 16, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm: Cocktail at City Hall with Mayor Michael Applebaum and Madame Émilie Thuillier


Tuesday, May 28, (times to be confirmed):  Gold Square Mile House Tour - tour historic homes on Avenue des Pins & Docteur Penfield


Thursday, June 20, 12:00 noon - 3:00 pm:  120th Anniversary Federates Tea - network with members and friends of MCW


Friday, November 29, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm:  120th Anniversary Gala Dinner - enjoy an evening celebrating 120 years of MCW


DETAILS ABOUT EVENTS - Visit:   Montreal Council of Women's 120th Anniversary Celebration - 1893-2013


PHOTOS OF EVENT - Visit the Photo Gallery




PAST MCW Special Events - 2012



26th Woman of the Year Awards Luncheon - The annual MCW Woman of the Year Awards Luncheon was held on Friday, December 7, 2012 at the Omni Hotel, 1050 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, QC H3A 2R6.  The 2012 winner is Shirley Rind Cohen.  See details on WOTY page.  Photos to come.



Celebrating October Women's History Month - Honoring Women Journalists on October 4, 2012, at 11:30 a.m. sharp:  LINDA KAY, Chair of the Department of Journalism at Concordia, former journalist, first female Sports Writer for the Chicago Tribune spoke about the journey that inspired the creation of the Canadian Women's Press Club in the early 1900's, and her book "The Sweet Sixteen".  She was joined by a panel of journalists:  JANET BAGNALL , Montreal Gazette; SONALI KARNICK, CBC; JAMIE ORCHARD, Global TV; LEA ROBOAM, Freelancer; CAMILLE ROSS, CTV; and NANCY WOOD, CBC.  These women journalists spoke about their own journeys.  See photos under "Our Activities, Photo Gallery"



The MCW Centennial Tapestry Event - March 8, 2012:  See photos under "Our Activities, Photo Gallery"





On Thursday, March 8, 2012, at Concordia University, the Montreal Council of Women announced that Concordia kindly accepted to take on loan our Centennial Tapestry and hung it in the entrance of the Samuel Bronfman Building. On MCW's hundredth anniversary, the Tapestry committee distributed a 12x12 inch cotton square to 80 MCW Federated Societies and asked them to embroider their logo onto the cloth. Approximately 70 squares were carefully stitched together to create the MCW Centennial Quilt. See more details on MCW Tapestry

MCW received an invitation from President and Vice-Chancellor Frederick Lowy of Concordia University to celebrate the loan of MCW’s Tapestry to Concordia: Concordia Invitation.  There were some short speeches by members of Concordia and MCW, followed by refreshments.   Concordia Video

Special mentions:

            Tapestry Committee in 1993

Jeanne Maranda, originator of the project and one of the women who stitched the Tapestry together; Past President 1996-98 and MCW Honorary Vice-President

Sophie Economides, organizer of the Cultural Mosaic Program and one of women who stitched the Tapestry together in 1993, MCW Honorary Vice-President

Mary Howsen, one of the women who stitched the Tapestry together

Shirley Cohen, artist embroider for Tapestry who sewed 20 squares for the Federates


Board Members in 1993


Amy Williams, President at 1993 Centennial event (deceased)

Elizabeth Kennedy, Past President at 1993 Centennial event

Georgie Crawford, EVP at 1993 Centennial event, Past President 1994-96

Kay Aksich, Past President (1986-1988), (deceased)



Past MCW Special Event - 2011


MCW's 25th Woman of the Year Award LuncheonSee  Women of the Year 2011



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