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Showcasing local accomplishments for International Women’s Day

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March 8th marks International Women’s Day as a way to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women around the world. Here in Grande Prairie, an event will be held at the Public Library to showcase some accomplished locals.

One of those is Kaitlyn McMurray, who worked on the film ‘Tism with producer Kal Getaneh of Ethiopia. McMurray explains that while the movie centres around a man with autism, it’s fitting for a day celebrating women.

“It’s a story about showing, not only an incredible young man, but also an incredible young woman and the struggles that she faces and how she learns how to accept people and treat them equally. The young man is the first person to show her equal treatment.”

The event will kick off with music from 2008 Peace Country Idol Renee Golemba. She’ll be followed by Gloria Graf Davidson, a woman who was paralyzed in a motor vehicle accident in 1988.

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The free event runs from 7-9 p.m. in the Rotary Community Room and is open to everyone. A workshop on abusive relationships is being held the following night.

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