Cel­e­bra­tion of women

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

A WEEK of cel­e­bra­tions kick off around the Dou­glas re­gion for In­ter­na­tional Women’s Day from next Mon­day.

Mark­ing the 101st year of an­nual cel­e­bra­tions of women’s achieve­ments through­out his­tory, lo­cal or­gan­i­sa­tions have put to­gether a great pro­gram of work­shops, well-be­ing ses­sions, din­ners and lun­cheons in Port Dou­glas and Moss­man.

The Port Dou­glas Neigh­bour­hood Cen­tre will host a night of song, dance and se­cret women’s busi­ness on Tues­day.

Set in a hair sa­lon, the evening will delve into the real-life ex­pe­ri­ences of two friends as they deal with a range of women’s is­sues in a fa­mil­iar, flip­pant and ir­rev­er­ent man­ner.

“Leave the men at home, grab your girl­friends and head down to the neigh­bour­hood cen­tre for a fun night with the girls,” or­gan­iser Me­lanie said.

“It’s go­ing to be such a great night of pure gir­lie fun.”

Cairns Re­gional Coun­cil is host­ing a se­ries of work­shops next Thurs­day in­clud­ing a free well­ness clinic, a self-de­fence class and a women’s fit­ness ses­sion.

The Moss­man Com­mu­nity Cen­tre is also stag­ing a free pam­per­ing ses­sion for young women next Thurs­day night from 6pm with the team from Pure Mas­sage & Beauty.

“Come down, re­lax and watch a movie while shar­ing din­ner to­gether, get your nails done and en­joy be­ing a girl,” event co-or­di­na­tor Robyn Hind said.

The cel­e­bra­tions will cul­mi­nate with a women’s lun­cheon at Salsa Bar and Grill next Fri­day fea­tur­ing in­spir­ing lo­cal fe­male speak­ers in­clud­ing Moss­man born and bred Amanda Knole who has founded an or­phan­age in Nepal and Kuku Yalanji mem­ber Linda Birchill.

The lun­cheon is a ma­jor fundraiser for the Port Dou­glas Neigh­bour­hood Cen­tre and or­gan­iser Jenni Sorensen said there would be plenty of prizes, raf­fles and demon­stra­tions to com­pli­ment the in­spir­ing speeches and tasty treats.

“We have lots of in­cred­i­ble women in the area, and this event re­ally recog­nises them and fur­ther in­spires other women,” she said.

Cel­e­bra­tion: Jenni Sorensen and Bev­erly Mor­eira from the Port Dou­glas Neigh­bour­hood Cen­tre

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