Premier coming to Kelowna for women-only meeting

Kelowna gathering on Friday is the latest is a series of female invite-only meetings Christy Clark is holding around B.C.

Premier Christy Clark is coming to Kelowna Friday to speak to local women and hear about their concerns. The meeting is open to female invitees only.

Premier Christy Clark is coming to Kelowna Friday. But only to speak with women.

As part of a series of women-only meetings she has been holding around B.C. since June, Clark will sit down with a group of female invitees at the Grand Okanagan Friday morning and speak about issues they want to talk about.

According to Clark’s press secretary Mike Morton, the premier feels the meetings are important because women often look at issues differently then men. And holding the meetings—or “dialogues” as they have been dubbed—behind closed doors give the women in attendance an opportunity to speak more freely.

“The premier has often said she works in a man’s world,” said Morton, noting many of the meetings she attends include mostly men. These meeting afford here a different point of view.

While men and members of the media of both genders will not be allowed in to hear the Kelowna discussion, Morton said the premier will be available to speak with the media following the meeting.

Clark has held 16 of these “womens’ dialogues” around the province since June, following a suggestion to do so by the wife of Cranbrook-area MLA Bill Bennett.

The women invited to participate in Friday’s meeting represent local organizations that deal with women’s issues as well as those involved with non-profit groups here. But issues raised will not be limited to only those only pertaining to women, said Morton.He said past meetings have drawn between 100 and 200 invited guests.

The Kelowna meeting is Clark’s only scheduled business here Friday. Following the meeting in Kelonwa, she is headed to Vernon for a similar meeting there.

 

 

 

 

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