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Women’s Day event raises over $11,000 for local charities

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Journal staff

More than $11,000 was raised for two local charities as part of an International Women’s Day event held earlier this month.

The Sarnia-Lambton Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Business, along with the County of Lambton and Famous Five Speaker Series hosted the event at the Sarnia Library, raising some $11,051 to be shared by the Women’s Interval home and Circles Lambton.

The event featured guest speakers Annabelle Rayson (Junior Water Prize Winner and Chair of the Sarnia-Lambton Shoebox Project); Sarnia’s Elizabeth Solitis of Bridges Global; Frances Wright, CEO of Famous Five Foundation in Calgary; and Dr. Tapo Chimbganda, founder of Future Black Female.

Pictured are: (from left) Robin Cooke, Sarnia-Lambton Chamber of Commerce; Jennifer Vansteenkiste, Women’s Interval Home; Anna Lakey, County of Lambton; Martine Creasor, Circles Lambton; Josephine Ethier, Women’s interval Home; Vicky Ducharme, Famous Five Foundation Speaker Series Sarnia-Lambton; Tarin Oxley, Bluewater Regional Networks Inc.

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