International Women’s Day celebration at lakecity TRU campus

The Women's Contact Society is celebrating International Women's Day on Friday with a special evening celebration at TRU.

The Women’s Contact Society is celebrating International Women’s Day on Friday with a special evening celebration at Thompson Rivers University.

“We would like to encourage everyone to come out and celebrate with us,” says society co-ordinator Ashlee Hyde.

The free event for women includes appetizers, music, guest speakers, and the presentation of the annual Women with Heart Award.

“We will be announcing the winner of the award at the event,”  Hyde says.

This year’s event themes are Make it Happen and Paint it Purple.

“Our speakers ‘who make it happen’ are Bev Sellars, author of They Called Her Number One, lawyer Connie Sauter and RCMP member Sharon Forbes,” Hyde says.

The Just for Fun women’s choir will be providing entertainment.

The International Women’s Day celebration takes place at Thompson Rivers University cafeteria on Friday, March 6 with doors opening at 4:30 p.m., appetizers at 5 p.m. and the Women with Heart Award presentation at 5:15 p.m.

Guest speakers start their presentations at 5:30 p.m.

“Our practicum student, Shae Chelsea has been handling the co-ordination of this event,” Hyde notes. “Shae is in the Human Services program at TRU.”