Serena Ryder in white jacket and hat

Join us on March 8, 2024 to celebrate International Women’s Day with Serena Ryder!

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March 8, 2024 | Hockley Valley Resort

Serena Ryder
Juno Award-Winning Musician | Mental Health Advocate

A vocal powerhouse, Serena Ryder is a platinum-selling artist whose raw and earnest songwriting and beautifully electric live performances have made her a favourite amongst fans, peers, and critics alike. She has received numerous accolades, including the prestigious Canada’s Walk of Fame Allan Slaight Music Impact Honour, six JUNO Awards, a MuchMusic Video Award for Best Rock Video, and a Canadian Screen Award for Achievement in Music – Original Song. An advocate for mental wellness, Ryder has also been awarded the Margaret Trudeau Mental Health Advocacy Award.

Ryder has been playing guitar and penning songs since she was a teenager, with multiple hit albums to her name. Her songs have appeared in more than 50 television shows and commercials, including Grey’s Anatomy, VEEP, and Suits. In concert, Ryder has shared the stage with such notable artists as OneRepublic, Sara Bareilles, HAIM, Pitbull, and Melissa Ethridge.

Through her keynote presentations and recent album, The Art of Falling Apart, Ryder invites audiences to join her mental wellness journey and helps them understand the importance of sitting with the uncomfortable moments and the wisdom in their messages.

We have hosted a fundraising luncheon in celebration of International Women’s Day for over 10 years. The event is incredibly popular and it is for that reason that we moved it to a larger venue providing space to host 400 guests. In addition to an exclusive opportunity to get to know her, Serena will also treat the audience by performing one of her popular songs. Attendees will also have access to extraordinary silent auction, swag and door-prize items and the occasion to indulge on a three-course gourmet meal. This event also provides a networking opportunity, connecting with friends and celebrating the accomplishments of women, all while supporting FTP. 

Event Agenda
Registration table opens 11:30 a.m.–12:20  p.m. (refreshments to be served)
Guests seated for 12:30 p.m.
Serena – 12:30–1:15 p.m. (no food service)
Lunch served and silent auction – 1:15–2:30 p.m.
Event ends – 3 p.m.

$200/person (effective February 15, 2024)


NOTE: Discounted rates are available for full tables of 10, but the table rate needs to be paid in full at the time of registration.
Please contact Kelly at 519-942-4122, ext. 243 or to access the discounted rate.
$1,800/table of 10 effective February 15, 2024

All funds raised will help support FTP’s critical education, counselling and shelter programs.

Advertise in Celebrating Women

Celebrating Women cover featuring Linda Murphy

Buy ad space in Celebrating Women!

This incredible full-colour magazine celebrates women, features beautiful graphics and thought-provoking content. Your advertising investment provides your business with valuable exposure and 100% of ad sales will support your local women’s shelter—FTP. Celebrating Women will be available in print and released at our International Women’s Day celebration event (400 guests!), with additional print copies circulated throughout participating
businesses in Dufferin and Caledon. Additionally, the magazine will be published digitally and sent to our donor database, and advertised on our social media sites.

Please take a look at this year’s advertising opportunities or contact Kelly at 519-942-4122, ext. 243 |

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Table setting from March 8, 2023 International Women's Day Celebration Luncheon fundraising event.

Be a sponsor!

By sponsoring an FTP fundraising event, you will strengthen your company’s image, build brand awareness, generate positive PR and most of all, support a very important cause!

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If you have questions or you would like to purchase a sponsorship package, please contact Kelly at 519-942-4122, ext. 243 |

Photo credit: Megan Bond Photography

2020 International Women's Day Celebration Luncheon

IWD 2020 Special Film Presentation

Please press play to watch last year’s special film presentation.

A very special and heartfelt thank you to Kaarina Dillabough, Leah Gilfoy, Mandy Gould, Jessie Humphries, Preeya Rateja and Mary Rose for entrusting us with their stories. We are immensely proud and humbled to share this video with all of you and hope you’re as inspired by each of these brilliant women as we are.

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