Women celebrate event

Jacinta CantatoreHarvey-Waroona Reporter
Brunswick Primary student councillors Sebastian Pruiti, Holly Dalton and Savannah Scott with Murray-Wellington MLA Robyn Clarke, Brunswick Red Cross president Judy Talbot, Community Resource Centre manager Jo Dalton and guest speaker at the event Gilly Johnson.
Camera IconBrunswick Primary student councillors Sebastian Pruiti, Holly Dalton and Savannah Scott with Murray-Wellington MLA Robyn Clarke, Brunswick Red Cross president Judy Talbot, Community Resource Centre manager Jo Dalton and guest speaker at the event Gilly Johnson. Credit: Jacinta Cantatore/Harvey Reporter

More than 50 people came together at the Brunswick Bowling Club on Wednesday to celebrate International Women’s Day.

The morning tea event was staged not only as a fundraiser for the Red Cross, but to remind people of the strong women who kept the Brunswick community going.

Guest speaker at the event and owner of Melville Park Farm, Gilly Johnson, said the day was about celebrating the strength of these women.

“I don’t think by celebrating women we are at all trying to bring men down,” she said. “This day is a reminder and a celebration of the great things women can achieve.”

Ms Johnson drew on her experiences in the education and business sectors, as well as the armed forces, to share ideas on how men and women could raise each other up.

“I’ve been lifted up by men and women,” she said.

“International Women’s Day isn’t just about raising up women, it’s about raising the potential for men as well.

“We need to recognise our strong role models.

“There are very strong women in action in Brunswick.”

International Men’s Day is November 19.

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