On March 8, just before the virus put a stop to large gatherings, CHES celebrated International Women’s Day with a dinner/fundraiser at the Sapperton Hall in New Westminster. His Excellency John Lanyasunya, the Kenyan High Commissioner, spoke about the importance of education for girls. Erica Johnson, the CBC reporter who created the documentary “Educating Margaret” was also in attendance.

Entertainment was provided by the Quayside Voices, ending their splendid performance by leading the audience in a rousing rendition of “Bread and Roses.”  

The silent auction added to the evening and people “rushed home with their treasures.” A good time was had and about $3000 was raided for scholarships that have to be topped up.  

Sincere gratitude to all who gave their support. Be assured that the girls in Africa who have been educated by CHES sponsors and supporters have a much better chance to navigate this current unsure world

Fundraising Dinner on International Women’s Day