A new and inspiring scholarship aimed at young women in the Elk Valley graduating this year opened on Feb. 7.
The scholarship is available for any young woman who resided in the Elk Valley and plans to go onto further education once she graduates in 2015. There is a simple application online at http:///goddessrisingfernie.blogspot.ca/p/scholarship.html and we encourage all women to come and meet us in person at the Goddess Rising event at the Fernie Community Centre on March 7 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Goddess Rising is a not-for-profit event that is in its third year and has always given back to the local and international community. Over the past two years the Fernie Women’s Resource Centre has benefited from a large donation following the event, however this year the organizers are very excited to launch a scholarship specifically aimed at the young women who they wish to inspire in their local communities.
“We are so pleased that in our third year we are able to tailor our ‘giving back’ donations so specifically and that we will really see the outcome of this amazing scholarship,” organizer Rachel Cline said.
The Goddess Rising event will feature workshops hosted by naturopath Dr. Karley Denoon, business woman Pamela Barnum, yoga instructor Heather Ivany, holistic nutritionist Krissi Hyland, plus many more. The highly successful pampering session from last year will return this year, bigger and better. New for 2015 is the addition of child-minding sessions, giving mothers with young children equal access to the event.
Pre-registration for all workshops and pampering sessions on the event day are encouraged, as many sell out ahead of time. The event is free (by donation at door), with free workshops and by donation pampering sessions. A healthy and hearty $8 lunch will be served and can also be booked ahead of time at http://goddessrisingfernie.blogspot.ca/p/register.html
International Women’s Day was founded in 1910 and now takes place in countries throughout the world, with thousands of events on every continent and a global collective of women taking part. It was designed as a strategy to promote equal rights and suffrage for women. There is now an annual theme, and this year’s theme is ‘Make it happen.’
For more information about Goddess Rising or the scholarship, contact Rachel Cline at 250-946-6322, www.goddessrisingfernie.blogspot.ca/com or http://www.facebook.com/pages/Goddess-Rising-Fernie