VICTORIA, March 4 /CNW/ -
What: Family event celebrating International Women's Day.
Featuring children's story time, face painting, bake sale,
guest speakers, great local entertainment. March and rally.
Who: Everyone is welcome. Sponsored by the Greater Victoria
library workers, CUPE 410.
When: Saturday, March 8, 2008; 1:00 - 4:00 pm, rain or shine
Where: Centennial Square, Victoria
(next to Victoria's heritage City Hall at Douglas and
1:15 - 1:45 Children's story time, Face painting and Bake Sale and
2:00 - 2:30 MC Stacy Chappel, UVic Grad Society Executive Director
Speakers and entertainers include the Raging Grannies and
2:45 - 3:00 Rally and march down Government Street to the Legislature
3:00 - 4:00 Speakers including Denise Savoie, and more
Why: International Women's Day is the global day connecting all
women around the world and inspiring them to achieve their
full potential. We take a look at women's history and
achievements, while reminding ourselves that equality is not
yet a reality.
Greater Victoria Library workers are among the lowest-paid
civic employees in the Capital Regional District. A large
segment of Library employees earn less than $10.00 per hour
and are denied access to the benefit plan. About 80 per cent
of library workers are women.
For further information:
For further information: Susie Jones, event coordinator, (250) 294-1370;
Justin Schmid, CUPE representative: (250) 889-5709; Janet Szliske, CUPE
Communications: (604) 454-7293