International Day of the Girl

Saskatoon IDG is thrilled to announce this opportunity for you to support the girls in your life by celebrating International Day of the Girl with them this year!

We are very pleased to announce that home-grown media maven and passionate community leader, Trish Cheveldayoff, will be hosting our 3rd annual celebration of International Day of the Girl Saskatoon. The event will take place on Saturday, October 17 at Georges Vanier School, which is located at 820 Wilson Crescent. All proceeds raised will go to support youth empowerment initiatives at the Core Youth Neighbourhood Co-Op in Saskatoon.

We are starting at 1pm with MissRepresentation – Jennifer Siebel Newsom’s first film exposes how mainstream media contributes to girls and women being silenced, sexualized and stereotyped. Come and see media in a new way! (

At 3pm, attendees will be invited to participate with local artist and art educator, Monique Martin, as we explore the part we play in the puzzle of humanity ( Come and discover what we create!

The day will wrap up with a powerful panel discussion around the actions we can take, collectively and individually, to challenge the stereotypes that negatively impact the lives girls, women, boys and men. Come and find out what you can do! Confirmed panelists include:

• Paula Collins from Masala Model and Talent (

• Zoey Pricelys Roy, who is a youth activist, spoken word poet, hip hop artist and social entrepreneur

• Alison Whelan, who is the founder of Saskatoon’s chapter of Girls Rock Camp, which empowers female identified youth through music (

Get tickets at $20 for one ticket that admits two people! or you can buy at the door $25 for two

She believed she could so she did!

“Insecurity and self-doubt are usually the biggest obstacles in the way of anybody’s talents and dreams, and society needs us girls to do the things that it tells us we can’t. We can help each other to build inner voices louder than any of society’s contradictory messages”. – Tessa, 23

“I believe girls can overcome all obstacles.” – Kymber, 17

“Today’s society has expectations that differ from previous generations’ expectations, and they are not only affecting me, an 18 year old female, but they are preying on an innocent seen year old girl and her self esteem.” Winter, 18

“I believe when women rise fully to their own occasions, they deepen their capacity to create extraordinary lives, careers, communities and organizations.” Jami Young

“Girls live with the pervasive sentiment that they are not as important as boys”