Previous Women Gatherings 
The first Women Gathering was held at St. Jude's Anglican Church in Oakville. There were eight speakers, who each spoke about their personal faiths. A musical component included Oscar Peterson's Hymn to Freedom -- our theme song ever since. Our Keynote Speaker was Sally Armstrong, a well-published foreign correspondent who spoke of the importance of women gathering to better understand our different cultures. Clearly, everyone enjoyed the day.

The second Women Gathering was held at Maple Grove United Church in Oakville. There were nine presenters of different faiths, including one representing First Nations. Our keynote speaker, Marina Nemat, who spoke about her experiences as described in her book Prisoner of Tehran.


The third Women Gathering (2012) was again a great success.
It was held at Saint Dominic Parish Catholic Church. The keynote Speaker was Dekyi-Lee Oldershaw. There were two afternoon workshops followed by presentation from a panel of 8 women from varying faiths.

Photos by Linda Rothney

Our fourth Women Gathering (2013) was held at ISNA Canada in Mississauga.

Once again it was declared a great success by all who attended.
In addition to a hearty welcome there was a moment of Buddhist Meditation
and a performance by an excellent young choir.

There were three "fireside chat" sessions ...

... and a thought-provoking address by Dr. Ingrid Mattson,
Chair - Islamic Studies, Humber University College, University of Western Ontario.

No wonder the Organizing Committee was so pleased!

Photographs by Urz Heer

Our fifth Women Gathering (2014) was held May 7 at Maple Grove United Church in Oakville.and the theme as "Healing".
Our keynote Speaker was Susan Aglukark, Juno Award winning Aboriginal recording artist and motivational speaker
who shared with us her story in song and spoken word.

We also had a presentation about The "Green Rule"

Once again the event was well received and well attended!
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