Kirsten Brazer, pilot and president of Achieve Anything Foundation, will be the guest speaker at this year’s eighth annual International Women’s Day luncheon presented by The Rotary Club of Langley Central. (Women of Rotary/Facebook)

Four women to be recognized in Langley for International Women’s Day

Annual luncheon to take place on March 7

The Rotary Club of Langley Central will recognize four deserving women from the community during its eighth annual International Women’s Day luncheon next weekend.

“We’ve decided that we wanted to celebrate people who often time don’t get acknowledged. They just do more than what’s expected of them and they have such an impact on the community,” said Susan Parsons, chair of the International Women’s Day committee.

READ MORE: PHOTOS: Secondhand painting and puzzle sale this weekend in Aldergrove

The Rotary Club invited non-profit organizations in Langley to nominate women from the community. The committee then selected four women who they believed are “driving positive change for others.”

“It was really hard to choose,” said Parsons. “We chose the ones we felt met the criteria above and beyond.”

The four women who will be recognized are: Kathy Derksen, president of the board of directors for the Langley Hospice Society; Veronica Kalo, a Brookswood Secondary home economics teacher; Christine McCracken, co-executive director of encompass support services; and Beverly Rodrigo, with the Starfish Backpack program.

Those who which to attend the luncheon on March 7 can purchase tickets for $50 at The event will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m at Newlands Golf and Country Club (21025 48th Ave.). Doors open at 11 a.m.

The afternoon affair will include a buffet lunch, silent auction, a 50/50 draw, plus inspirational words from former nominee Kirsten Brazier, a pilot and president of Achieve Anything Foundation.

“She’s so inspiring for the community,” said Parsons.

Proceeds will donated to causes in Langley.


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

20 dead in COVID-19 outbreak at Langley Lodge

There were two new cases detected, according to the Lodge’s update

UPDATE: One person dead, two in critical condition after Highway 1 collision in Langley

A man and woman were taken to hospital in critical condition

Local investors win lawsuit against Murrayville House builder

Two companies have been ordered to pay $275,000 in damages

$2,000 reward for info on suburban trap after raccoon dies

Animal rights groups say there was no need for the trap

Why Langley coach Neil Brown was inducted into the BC Basketball Hall of Fame

He described his record as a ‘perfect storm’ of championship girls’ basketball teams

Facing changes together: Your community, your journalists

Thanks for helping the Langley Advance Times to continue its mission to provide trusted local news

Kelowna man charged with harming a hamster

The 20-year-old Kelowna man faces several animal cruelty charges

High tech fish transport system set up to ‘whoosh’ salmon past Big Bar landslide

Fish will spend roughly 20 seconds inside the system, moving at roughly 20 metres per second

Trudeau to seek 10 days of paid sick leave for Canadian workers, says talks are ongoing

Paid sick leave is key to keeping COVID-19 spread under control, prime minister says

Snowbirds jets will not be leaving Kamloops, just yet

The Snowbirds have been in Kamloops since May 17 when a plane crashed killing Capt. Jennifer Casey

COVID-19 checkpoints ‘up to them,’ Bonnie Henry says of remote B.C. villages

Support local tourism economy, but only if you’re invited in

Vancouver Island hasn’t seen a new homegrown case of COVID-19 in two weeks

Island’s low and steady transmission rate chalked up to several factors

Eight people arrested in Victoria homeless camp after enforcement order issued

Those living in tents were given until May 20 to move indoors

Most Read