Media Advisory - Library Workers Lead March 8 Women's Day Celebration and Rally in Victoria

    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
                 Rob Fleming
    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

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