Tamara Taggart

Taggart hosts Langley luncheon for stroke victims

Local women of achievement will be honoured at an annual luncheon.

Local stroke support groups and an international water project will benefit from the funds generated at the International Women’s Day luncheon March 5.

The Rotary Club of Langley Central hosts an annual banquet to honour local women who are making a difference.

Some of the proceeds will help the Young Strokes 4 Hope (which provides support for people 19 to 60 who have had strokes) and SOAR, a support group for those 60 and older. As well, Rotary will use proceeds to help the Kenya Ol’Pejada Project which provided potable water.

Three candidates were chosen from the nominees and honoured at the March 5 banquet at Newlands Golf and Country Club.

The guest speaker will be CTV news anchor Tamara Taggert. The mother of three was diagnosed with cancer in early 2012.

International Women’s Day is March 8 but the club opted to hold a luncheon on the nearest Saturday. The event starts at 11:30 a.m. at Newlands Golf and Country Club.

The event includes a silent auction. Tickets are $35 and admission is open to anyone. Purchase tickets at www.internationalwomensday.ca. For information, email info@internationalwomensday.ca.

 

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