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International Women’s Day | Brunch With Purpose

March 8, 2020 @ 4:30 am - 7:00 am

Tickets include a brunch buffet and a complimentary mimosa. Purchase now!

On International Women’s Day, SkirtsAfire is pleased to partner with two other organizations making waves for women in Edmonton and beyond. On March 8, we come together to bring awareness to an important cause. Human Trafficking is one of the fastest growing crimes in Canada – and we want to change that. 


Jocelyn Davison | Emcee

Amber Niemeier | Keynote Speaker

Amber Niemeier is the Interim Chief Executive Officer at YWCA Edmonton and a fierce advocate for women and girls. Her passion to inform and engage the public is effective enough to stir people into action. Amber is a two-time Canadian delegate for the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, and pushed a national resolution on human trafficking onto the agenda of YWCA Canada. In 2018 Amber worked closely with the City of Edmonton to host the United Nations Safe Cities Summit.

 Amber is involved in a number of local organizations and brings her energy, drive, and compassion to every one of them. In 2012, Amber received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for Service to Canada. In 2013, Amber was named one of Edmonton’s Top 100 Women in Business, and in 2017 she was named one of Edmonton’s Top 40 under 40.

Nisha Patel | Poet

Nisha Patel is an award-winning Indo-Canadian poet & artist. She is the City of Edmonton’s Poet Laureate, and the 2019 Canadian Individual Slam Champion. She is a recipient of the Edmonton Artists’ Trust Fund Award. Nisha has three published chapbooks and is forthcoming with her debut collection in 2021. She is also the Executive Director of the Edmonton Poetry Festival. Nisha works to further her goal of building a stronger artistic community through living in her truth. You can find out more about her at


Tandem Yam | Singer-Songwriters

Do you like Dad jokes? How about potatoes? It’s hard to imagine there’s a lot of hilarious material on root vegetables but Tandem Yam has rows of them planted! These two ‘best-spuds’ formed an acoustic duo (hence the ‘tandem’ part) that features the works of folk/pop artists Kayla Williams and Melody Stang, held together with witty between-song banter created from years touring as musical comedy act The Dirrty Show. We yam what we yam!

About the Presenters

Hillberg and Berk is a different kind of jewellery company. By empowering women to seek and achieve their dreams, they believe we can make the world a better place. With a purpose of supporting and empowering women through community initiatives and worldwide issues, Hillberg and Berk is a community of women empowering women—one Sparkle at a time.

*Hillberg and Berk is thrilled to launch and promote their International Women’s Day campaign at this event.  Exclusive jewellery pieces will be for sale, which will raise funds and awareness to combat Human Trafficking.

Yeg Boss Babes mission is to meet, share insight, learn from each other and beside each other while growing as individuals & business owners. When women genuinely support each other, it is amazing what can happen. By creating an opportunity to meet like minded female entrepreneurs, they have created a platform for women to empower one another and grow together.

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Station on Jasper
10524 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 1Z7 Canada
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