Sean Sekhon and Hailey Barker read a poem during the 2019 Every Girl Matters Day at The Reach Gallery Museum. This year, guests are invited to take part in the event by watching online. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Sean Sekhon and Hailey Barker read a poem during the 2019 Every Girl Matters Day at The Reach Gallery Museum. This year, guests are invited to take part in the event by watching online. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Every Girl Matters Day goes virtual in Abbotsford

Annual event takes place live on Facebook on Sunday, Oct. 11

The annual Every Girl Matters Day is taking a different approach for 2020.

The event, hosted by GirlKIND and The Reach Gallery Museum, takes place Sunday, Oct. 11 and includes a virtual component from 1 to 2 p.m. on The Reach’s Facebook page.

The Kindness Matters Contest invites people to visit girlkind.org to download and complete a submission form and add their story of kindness during COVID-19.

Stories could include acts of kindness that were experienced or stories about helping to make someone’s life a little brighter.

First-, second- and third-place winners will be announced virtually on Oct. 11.

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Participants can also bring their story to The Reach (32388 Veterans Way) from now until Oct. 7. The first 50 submissions will receive a care bag.

Also at The Reach, people are invited to participate in the Community Heart Project by adding words of encouragement to pre-cut paper hearts that will be displayed in the lobby.

Then, tune in to The Reach’s Facebook Live on Sunday, Oct. 11, when the winners will be revealed in the virtual Every Girl Matters celebration. The grand prize is a Samsung Galaxy tablet.

Every Girl Matters Day runs from 1 to 2 p.m. There will be limited capacity to attend in person at The Reach, so people are encouraged to take part virtually.

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