Every Girl Matters Day returns to Abbotsford

Celebration on Oct. 11 at The Reach Gallery Museum

Abbotsford hip hop artist Saint Soldier performs at the Every Girl Matters event on Oct. 11.

Abbotsford hip hop artist Saint Soldier performs at the Every Girl Matters event on Oct. 11.

GirlKIND and The Reach Gallery Museum present the fourth annual Every Girl Matters Day on Tuesday, Oct. 11.

The event runs from 4 to 6 p.m. at The Reach (32388 Veterans Way). It is held in conjunction with the UN’s Day of the Girl, which calls on communities around the world to recognize the injustices girls face and to celebrate their abilities.

A video will be shot on location, asking the public to comment on “Why Every Girl Matters.”

In addition, attendees can take part in the Handmade with Love Art Project to create a tapestry of hand-painted art with heartfelt messages on a social banner.

Performances by local artists include hip hop artist Saint Soldier and the Elementz Dance Crew.

GirlKIND is an organization that is working to combat gender discrimination and raise awareness on this issue.

All activities are free. For more information, visit girlkind.org or call 604-864-8087 (ext. 112).