Celebrating women
Rob Gibson - Mar 08, 2018 - Get Involved

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The world is celebrating International Women’s Day today, and the Okanagan is joining it. Several events are going on across the alley today.

The Okanagan College Students’ Union will hold its annual International Women’s Day celebration open to students, faculty, and staff.

“March 8 is a global day celebrating the cultural, political, social and economic achievements of women. It is also known as the United Nations Day for Women’s Rights and International Peace,” said Alex Starker, Kelowna Campus Council member of the Okanagan College Students’ Union.

The event will feature the Okanagan College Students’ Union giving out cupcakes and t-shirts to celebrate while providing information for students on the importance of women’s contributions to society through fun activities.

It runs Thursday morning from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m, at Okanagan College’s Kelowna Campus.

Olympian Laura Brown will also be sharing her journey at the RBC’s International Women’s Day luncheon at the Hotel Eldorado.

Brown won Bronze at the Rio summer Olympics and she has been a mainstay on the women’s track cycling endurance team.

RBC will also be making a donation to Minerva BC in support of the WE for SHE NextGen leaders program in Kelowna.

That event starts at 11:30 a.m.

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