Houston celebrates International Womens Day

International Women’s Day March 7 was celebrated by 102 registered guests who enjoyed an international food-themed meal and each other’s company at the Houston Seniors Centre.

Debi Smith, who has now organized this event for two years, described the meal as an appreciation of international cuisine.

“We had everything. There was Chinese fried rice, Vietnamese wraps and dessert from the Dutch community,” she said.

She acknowledged main sponsors being Canfor Forest Products, Dungate Community Forest and Sullivan Motor Products as well as many other local businesses.

Donations in support of the local food bank were welcomed at the door.

“This event has been growing over the years and this year’s was quite something,” Smith said of the attendance.

She credited Naomi Himech with building up the event for five years before then passing the organizational effort to herself last year.

Seven women were nominated for Woman of the Year 2018 with Evelyn Jaarsma being selected to hold that title.

“People were required to say why the person they nominated should be chosen and these were all read out,” Smith said.

Jaarsma “received an absolute stunner of roses from Blooming Arrangements,” she noted.

With two years of organizing the event now behind her, Smith said she’s committed to another three years after which she will pass along the duty to someone else.

Just Posted

More BC Transit stops possible in Houston and area

But prospect hinges on financing by local governments

CT scanner to aid Houston and area patients

Scanner approved for Bulkley Valley District Hospital in Smithers

Hike across Western Hemisphere passes through Houston

By the time he had reached Houston, Holly Harrison was walking on… Continue reading

Houston RCMP to crack down on distracted driving

A Houston RCMP officer just recently finished a specific training program to… Continue reading

Houston Health Centre receives donation for a CT scanner for the Bulkley Valley

Debi Smith, Author of ‘Running from Cancer’ decided she would donate $1… Continue reading

Vancouver Aquarium’s resident octopus released into ocean

Staff let the Giant Pacific octopus go into the waters near Bowen Island so she can reproduce

How to keep local news visible in your Facebook feed

Facebook has changed the news feed to emphasize personal connections. You might see less news.

B.C. umpire has developed thick skin after 30 years listening to insults

Scott McLaren pays no mind to comments from the cheap seats

Musicians Sarah Harmer, Grimes join B.C. anti-pipeline protests

Musicians are in Vancouver for the Juno Awards on Sunday night

Canadian cities hold March for our Lives events in wake of Florida shooting

Hundreds of people support the massive March for Our Lives event in Washington, D.C.

Health officials called after acid spill near B.C.-Alberta border leaks into creek

Tanker truck crashed south of Dawson Creek, spilling 17,000 litres of hydrochloric acid

Embattled band Hedley plays last show in B.C. before hiatus

About 3,000 tickets had sold for final performance at Kelowna’s Prospera Place

Trudeau to exonerate B.C. First Nations chiefs hanged in 1860s

Prime Minister to absolve Tsilhqot’in chiefs in relation to deaths of 14 construction workers

Canucks sing the Blues as they fall to St. Louis 4-1

Berglund nets two, including the game-winner, to lift St. Louis over Vancouver

Most Read