Celebrating Women Concert in New Glasgow

Status of Women

February 24, 2004 12:38 PM

Doris Mason comes home to New Glasgow on Saturday, March 6, to
headline a concert in celebration of International Women's Day.

The Pictou County Celebrating Women's Committee and Nova Scotia
Advisory Council on the Status of Women are producing the
concert, which will highlight local talents and celebrate the
achievements and contributions of 12 Pictou County women.

"The advisory council works with community organizations to help
advance women's issues," said Carolyn Bolivar-Getson, Minister
responsible for the advisory council. "It's a pleasure to work
with these organizations whose mandate is to help women in need."

Performers at the concert will include the Carillon Singers,
Cheryl Layes, North Nova Education Centre Senior Jazz Ensemble,
the Williams Sisters, Linda Little, The East Boyz and Edna
Peppard with Fleur Mainville.

"The concert is an important fundraising opportunity for the
Pictou County Women's Centre and the Tearmann Society for Abused
Women," said Bernadette MacDonald, Pictou County Women's Centre.

Major concert sponsors are CBC, the advisory council, Glasgow
Square, Kimberly Clark, CUPE, The New Glasgow Evening News, CKEC
Radio, Advocate Printing and Via Rail.

The event takes place at Glasgow Square Theatre, New Glasgow.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with entertainment starting at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are available at Big Al's on Trenton Road, New Glasgow,
Dobson's Stationery in Stellarton and the Women's Centre, 35
Riverside St., New Glasgow.

International Women's Day, March 8, is a time to reflect on and
celebrate women's accomplishments. The United Nations officially
recognized the day in 1977, although its labour movement roots
are much older.

Programs to mark and celebrate the day across the province can be
found on the Advisory Council on the Status of Women website at,
www.gov.ns.ca/staw .


FOR BROADCAST USE:

      Doris Mason comes home to New Glasgow on Saturday, March

6th, to headline a concert in celebration of International

Women's Day.

     The concert takes place at Glasgow Square Theatre, New

Glasgow at 7:30 p.m.

     Proceeds from the concert will go to the Pictou County

Women's Centre and the Tearmann Society for Abused Women.

     Tickets are available at Big Al's on Trenton Road in New

Glasgow, Dobson's Stationery, in Stellarton and at the Women's

Centre in New Glasgow.

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Contact: Nicole Watkins Campbell
         Advisory Council on the Status of Women
         902-424-7593
         E-mail: campbeln@gov.ns.ca

         Emma Stewart
         MacIntosh, MacDonnell & MacDonald
         902-753-3329
         E-mail: estewart@macmacmac.ns.ca

         Bernadette MacDonald
         Pictou County Women's Centre
         902-755-4647
         E-mail: pcwcbernadette@ns.sympatico.ca

         Doreen Paris
         N.S. Advisory Council on the Status of Women
         902-755-4647
         E-mail: doreenpcwc@ns.sympatico.ca



njm         February 24, 2004        12:23 P.M.