Women’s Day Luncheon
The IDI GTA celebrated Women’s Day with an Idealogue Luncheon, “Trailblazers.” The event was coorganized with St, Michael’s College and sponsored by ADA Chocolate. The Master of Ceremonies was Sevaun Palvetzian, CEO of Civic Action and the Excellence in Community Service Award went to Women of Influence, which was accepted by its President and CEO Carolyn Lawrence. Anne-Marie Mediwake, News Anchor for CBC Toronto delivered the keynote address. She began by thanking the grandmothers in the room, whom she regards as trailblazers themselves. She spoke on her experience as a child of immigrant parents, and dealing with ignorance of others.