The Rotary Club of Langley Central is inviting the public to spend International Womenâ€™s Day honouring women they consider unsung heroes.
The Rotary Womenâ€™s Day luncheon is Saturday and three local women will receive recognition.
â€œThey are chosen through people who feel that they deserve to be recognized for their work in the community,â€ said Linda Mross, organizing committee chair.
The luncheon is a chance to hear from guest speaker, Lauryn Oates, an advocate for womenâ€™s rights in Afghanistan.
â€œThe speaker was chosen through a person that had heard her speak and thought she would fit to International Womenâ€™s Day, after reading her bio, we all agreed,â€ Mross said.
In 1996, a then 14-year-old Oates read about the Taliban and its doctrines against such things as educating girls and women.
She started a petition calling on the world to challenge the misogynist Taliban beliefs and has continued to work ever since.
Thereâ€™s room for 300 people at the luncheon which takes place at Newlands Golf and Country Club, 20125 48th Ave., from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Tickets, at $35 apiece, can be purchased at internationalwomensday.ca or from Susan Parsons, email@example.com or 604-323-4460. This is a fundraiser for Rotary World Help Network (rotaryworldhelp.com).
â€œThis organizations collects discarded materials such as hospital and medical equipment, computers, and educational supplies and then ships them in containers to Third World countries that need them,â€ said Rotarian John Peters.