International Women's Day being celebrated in Niagara

Today is International Women's Day.

It is celebrated on March 8th every year, and honours the movement for women's rights.

To mark the occasion, a lunch will be hosted by the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce's Women in Niagara Council.

Hundreds are expected to attend the lunch at Fallsview Casino Resort today featuring track star Charmaine Crooks.

Crooks, a Canadian Olympian and member of the Order of Canada will be the keynote speaker.

Meantime, a number of high-profile women will take part in some of the many events planned across Canada today.

Liberal M-P Jane Philpott, who resigned her Trudeau cabinet post last week to protest her government's handling of the S-N-C-Lavalin scandal, will speak at a women's day event at Ottawa City Hall.