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Speak your mind

Speak your Mind, the Kootenay Women’s Show 2014 is looking for you — the real Kootenay woman — to attend.

This is more than a trade show for local businesses. It is a declaration of independence and a way to raise funds for Abreast in the Rockies Dragonboat Team.

Guest speaker CBC anchor Wendy Mesley is more than familiar with issues facing women today, including her own highly-publicized battle with breast cancer. In January of 2005, she announced that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer. She underwent two lumpectomies, chemotherapy and radiation, eventually receiving a prognosis of ‘excellent’.

Her experience, along with others going through the same battle, was explored in her documentary ‘Chasing the Cancer Answer’, a hard-hitting commentary on the disease and how it is being treated and researched in this country and abroad.

This special guest fits well with the “Speak your Mind” theme of this year’s show and we encourage participants to say or write what is on their mind in a professionally operated photo booth at the venue.

Speaking of venue, this year’s event is taking place on Thursday, April 3, from 5:30 to 10 pm at the St. Eugene Golf Resort and Casino pavilion. Ticket price includes a complimentary beverage and an array of snacks provided by the St. Eugene Resort.

A portion of ticket sales will go directly to the Abreast in the Rockies Dragonboat Team, a group that is instrumental in raising awareness and helping the community. This registered charity directly raises funds for breast cancer projects in the East Kootenay region and has donated to an oncology unit room upgrade, the sentinel node purchase (used to locate lymph node involvement) and the recent digital mammography unit campaign.

Tickets for this event are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Advance tickets are available at the Kootenay Advertiser office at 1510 2 Street N in Cranbrook, the Cranbrook Daily Townsman at 822 Cranbrook Street North, The Kimberley Daily Bulletin at 335 Spokane Street in Kimberley and at the St. Eugene Resort.

 

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