Kingstonians Celebrate International Womens Day

The Greater Kingston chamber of commerce, Kingston's Economic Development Corporation and the Women Mean Business Professional Network of Eastern Ontario are hosting a International Womens Day luncheon on Wednesday, March 8.

The event features networking opportunities, a fashion show, and guest speaker Peng Sang Cau, CEO & President Transformix Engineering Inc.

Registration opens at 10:30 a.m. at the Ambassador Hotel and Conference Centre.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who has long called himself a feminist, will mark the occasion by joining his International Development Minister in Ottawa for an announcement and panel discussion on the rights of women and girls.

South of the border, women are being asked to take the day off and not spend money in what's being called ``A Day Without a Woman,'' in an effort to show their economic power and impact on American society.