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 Group photo of the women involved with putting on our International womens week

Group photo of the women involved with putting on our International womens week

This year, 12 local women began planning a whole week of local events to honour this International Women’s Day and those past, present and future generations in the quest for a better compassionate and fair world.

Monday 8     TWILIGHT WALK – 6pm – Norman Point

Carry a glow stick (donation requested) on your physical and mental challenge to walk from any of the four starting points along the route from Norman Point to the library. Refreshments and guest speaker at the end.

Tuesday 9    ART – 10am-12noon – Tuncunba Gardens

Hear stories, see artists working with various mediums, browse the artwork on display and participate in using different painting mediums.

Wed 10    CREATIVE WRITING -1-4pm – TCB Community and Men’s Shed

Let your imagination flow. Enjoy and express yourself. Challenge the norm.

Thursday 11    INSIGHTFUL JOURNEYS – 9am-1pm – Cathy House

Meditation, Tarot cards, psychometry.

Thursday 11    MUSIC – 2.30-4.30pm – Cathy House    

Just a reminder:

87,000 women are killed every year just because they are women. Of those, 50,000 are killed by their male partners or family members – and those are only the deaths we know about

111 countries have no repercussions for husbands who rape their wife

2.7 billion women are legally restricted from having the same choice of jobs as men

14% is the size of Australia’s gender pay gap

45 countries do not have specific laws against domestic violence

35% of women globally have experienced sexual or physical violence

Women of Note’ Hear stories and music of female composers throughout time.

Thursday 11    DRAGON BOATING – 3-4.30pm – TCB Yacht Club

Learn the history and the basics of dragon boating. Get wet and challenge yourself to paddle.  Wear comfy clothes/shoes. Bring a hat, sunscreen, water.

Friday 12    CONVERSATIONS – 9.30am-6pm – Cathy House

9.30am The Wonder Years, 11.30am Our Roots, 2pm Her Story, 4pm Myths/Truths

Saturday 13    MORNING TEA – 9.30am – Cooloola Coast Bowls Club

Enjoy delicious morning tea.  Hear guest speakers, see vintage tea towels and aprons on display.  Wear your fancy apron.  $7 pp, you must book: 5486 4836.

Sunday 14    CLOSING CEREMONY – 5pm – Norman Point

Gather to cast a flower into the water, whilst sending your individual thoughts, prayers and wishes.

All events are free or donations, so hopefully you can look at the program and find one or two events that will interest you. For more information call Joy Black on 0455629232 or email:


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