Vernon-Monashee NDP MLA Harwinder Sandhu. (Contributed)

Vernon-Monashee NDP MLA Harwinder Sandhu. (Contributed)

Vernon MLA marks International Women’s Day with first in-person legislature appearance

Harwinder Sandhu to speak in local panel hosted by CFUW later tonight

This year’s theme for International Women’s Day is Women in Leadership and coincidentally it’s Vernon-Monashee MLA Harwinder Sandhu’s first day in-person in the legislative chamber.

Sandhu explained MLAs have been taking turns in the chamber due to COVID-19 capacity limits.

“I will be speaking at the legislature about violence against women,” she said during a media opportunity Friday.

Later, the Canadian Federation University of Women Vernon is hosting a panel online at 7 p.m. featuring Sandhu alongside Vernon city councillors Kari Gares and Dalvir Nahal and Teresa Durning Harker, constituency assistant for North Okanagan-Shuswap MP Mel Arnold.

Moderated by Maddy Keating, the event will go down on Zoom at 7 p.m. Monday, March 8.

To register, email

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