On March 8, the Muriel Arnason Library and Langley International Festival Society held their second annual International Women’s Day and it was a huge success.
Over 70 people celebrated this special day together and enjoyed international food, henna art, open discussion, and a display on the most successful Canadian women in different fields.
The evening began with the welcoming speech by Dr. Sarwan Singh Randhawa.
Shar Dubas, the founder of Langley International Festival Society, said in her speech that all women should be very proud that the United Nations declared this day to recognize and celebrate women from all walks of life.
Muriel Arnason’s daughter, Petrina Arnason, and Robert Gabriel, Manager, Immigrant Services Society of B.C., also shared their views. The atmosphere of the celebration was positive and everyone enjoyed being part of it.
At the end of the program, Sarwan thanked the audience, speakers, henna artist, and volunteers, and invited everyone to other library programs. This will include Carats From Around the World on March 21 at 2:30 p.m., World of Minerals on March 22 at 7 p.m., and Building Inclusivity in Langley: Commemorating the International Day for the Elimination of Racism on March 22 at 7 p.m.