The Women’s Contact Society will celebrate International Women’s Day with a business fair, dinner and a concert this Friday evening at Thompson Rivers University.
This will be the third year that the society will salute one special woman with its Women with Heart Award for her outstanding contributions to the community.
The first year the award was presented to former SD 27 Superintendent of schools Diane Wright. Last year the award was presented to rodeo competitor, educator and First Nations leader Joan Gentles.
The name of this year’s recipient is under wraps until the presentation on Friday evening, says Irene Willsie, Women’s Contact Society executive director.
She says 14 businesses are lined up to participate in the trade fair which begins at 5 p.m. with appetizers.
The dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. with the award presentation and entertainment to follow.
“It will be an evening to celebrate women in our community and inspire young women in our community to look forward to the future with hope and positivity,” Willsie says.
“We want to encourage women to find their voice and speak up for what they believe in and help other women to find their voice.
“We want women to excel in all parts of society and contribute in all areas of society whether it be politics, business, education, or social services.”
The event takes place Friday, March 8 at Thompson Rivers University. The business fair starts at 5 p.m., the dinner at 6:30 p.m. Seating is limited. Advance tickets are $25 and available at the Women’s Contact Society and the TRU office.