MP’s visit to mark International Women’s Day

Hedy Fry, the Liberal MP and chair of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Status of Women, will visit the Okanagan on Friday to participate in events celebrating International Women’s Day, which was Tuesday, March 8.

Fry, the MP for Vancouver–Centre, will attend events in Vernon and Kelowna.

She will be accompanied by the Liberal candidates for Okanagan–Shuswap, Janna Francis, and Kelowna–Lake Country, Kris Stewart.

Fry served as a physician before becoming the president of the British Columbia Medical Association, then becoming an MP in 1993.

She has served as Secretary of State for Multiculturalism and the Status of Women.

“Hedy Fry is an inspiration, and I hope one day to represent my community in Parliament

with as much energy, intelligence, and spirit as she does,” said Stewart.

The Kelowna Resource Centre will host an International Women’s Day event at The Rotary

Centre for the Arts, 4 p.m., followed by an event for Liberal Party supporters at

the Laurel Packinghouse, 6:30 p.m.