March 8 is International Women’s Day. This global day recognizes and celebrates women’s and girls’ achievements socially, economically, culturally and politically. This special day recognizing women can be traced back to the early twentieth century with the first International Women’s Day taking place on March 19, 1911 in Austria, German, Switzerland and Denmark. In 1975, the United Nations recognized March 8 as the official International Women’s Day and it is now celebrated in many countries worldwide.
The Municipality of Potton has opted this year to shine a light on the efforts of the women who serve as members of the Mansonville Firefighters and First Responders serving Potton and surrounding areas in keeping the community safe.
“This is the perfect opportunity to highlight the wonderful contribution made by these women,” said Potton Mayor, Bruno Cote. “We salute all of the dynamic women in our township this International Women’s Day and while we cannot showcase everyone, we are proud to share some information about this vital and implicated group.”