Community gathers to celebrate International Women’s Day with an early morning breakfast

Members of the Whitefish River First Nation community came out to celebrate their female members during an 8 am breakfast at the community centre. Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing MP Carol Hughes joined the gathering before the road warrior politician headed off to another celebration in Elliot Lake.

BIRCH ISLAND—The community of Whitefish River First Nation gathered in the community centre at 8 am on International Women’s Day to celebrate the accomplishments of women and to look forward to what will be accomplished in the future.

“International Women’s Day is a terrific movement that we can all participate in to build a more balanced society,” said Chief Shining Turtle. “Whitefish River First Nation is so proud to make this event possible. We look forward to future events to continue with this movement.”

Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing MP Carol Hughes said “it was impressive to be able to join the community in celebrating all of the accomplishments of their women. We have come so far, but there is still a long way to go.”