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International Women's Day Luncheon

March 8th-March 14th, 2021

All New Virtual Event!

Join us for our virtual International Women’s Day Luncheon! Hear a powerful key note speech by domestic violence survivor and advocate, Lani Elliott, while enjoying a gourmet take-away lunch from our participating restaurants across the County. You can participate from the comforts of your own home or office!

How will it work?  Purchase your ticket and you will be sent a live link and password for our presentation to be enjoyed at any point throughout the week of March 8th-14th.  A lunch voucher will also be sent to be redeemed at any of our participating restaurants across Northumberland County! Raffle Prizes and the opportunity to participate in our exciting Nights of Shelter fundraiser will all be available on our live link.  Be a part of the change in our community and contribute to the solution.  We hope to see you there!

Tickets are $75 each, or $600 for groups of 8, a perfect choice for workplaces! 

**Don’t miss out on raffle tickets! $5 each and you will be entered to win a beautiful gift basket of local goods valued at $300 from Northumberland Goods and Services! Purchase with your tickets today!***

2021 Key Note Speaker: Lani Elliott

Lani Elliott grew up in foster care in the small town of Abernethy, Saskatchewan. As a child, she dreamed of working in law enforcement, and at the age of 19, joined the RCMP as a special constable, hoping to one day become a regular member of the police force. Unfortunately, Lani’s dreams were shattered when her marriage ended in an unspeakable act of violence that left her with broken legs, homeless, and with two small children to raise on her own. Although starting over was not easy, Lani managed to rebuild her life for the sake of her sons with the help of various shelters and organizations. Today, Lani is an accomplished motivational speaker and travels all over North America, sharing her message of hope and inspiring positive change in those who may be struggling with the many issues related to domestic violence and sexual violence, including self-worth, and positive mental health. Lani’s own, personal story and poetry have been featured in Maclean’s Magazine, and has also been featured in three separate documentaries, including “The War at Home” by award winning film maker, Shelley Saywell.

Nights of Shelter Fundraiser

At our 2020 event, Cornerstone introduced our Nights of Shelter Fundraiser where IWD participants could have a chance to contribute to our goal of raising 40 nights of shelter. While…. we are at it again. Only this year, every donation made will be TRIPLED up to $5,000. That means we have a chance at raising $15,000!! A night of shelter for a local woman or child costs approx $125. We ask that you consider donating what you can whether that is $5, $25, or $125 to help us achieve our goal of raising 40 Nights of Shelter. Thank you to our matching sponsors Lindsey Edwards and an anonymous donor for tripling the impact!

You will have your choice of gourmet takeaway lunch from any of the following participating restaurants:


Events like this are not possible without the support of our community. We thank the following businesses, individuals and organizations for their generosity and believing in the power of women! To Sponsor our 2021 virtual event please contact Janelle at or call 905-372-1545 ext 237.

Thank you to our 2021 Sponsors!

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