Women’s Day helps transition house

An International Women’s Day celebration will be held March 8

Vernon residents are being urged to honour those special women in their lives.

An International Women’s Day celebration in support of Vernon Women’s Transition House Society will be held March 8 at the Schubert Centre from 2 to 4 p.m.

“This event will bring together the community to commemorate the amazing women in all of our lives,” said Rosalie Paquette, the society’s awareness and special events co-ordinator.

“This celebration is for all ages, women and men alike, and will feature an amazing group of guest speakers as well as live music from women in our very own community. Refreshments will be provided, as well as some amazing door prizes.”

All proceeds from entry donations (suggested $5 minimum) will be go directly to transition house.

The society provides safety and shelter for women and children fleeing abuse. It also offers women’s outreach and counselling, as well as legal services for those in need.

“This year, take some time to come together for International Women’s Day and celebrate your mother, sister, wife, and friends,” said Paquette.