The Community Connections Program at Abbotsford Community Services holds its annual Ladies Night for immigrant and refugee women on Friday, March 8. (Submitted photo)

The Community Connections Program at Abbotsford Community Services holds its annual Ladies Night for immigrant and refugee women on Friday, March 8. (Submitted photo)

Ladies Night hosted in Abbotsford for immigrant and refugee women

Event held March 8 in celebration of International Women’s Day

Abbotsford Community Services (ACS) hosts its seventh annual Ladies’ Night on Friday, March 8.

The event brings together immigrant and refugee women for a celebration in honour of International Women’s Day.

The evening will begin with an exhibition of photos, stories and quotes from local immigrant and refugee women along with historical or famous women.

The attendees will then watch performances and speeches in the auditorium.

Performers will include a Chinese dance troupe, traditional ballet dancers, Middle Eastern belly-dancing, and instrumental musicians.

The evening also includes a photo booth, refreshments, and door prizes.

The space is donated by Central Heights Church, and volunteers from their Women’s Centre provide additional support.

Women (ages 15 and older) with a permanent resident number can register for the free event at AbbotsfordCommunityServices.com/LN or by calling 778-549-5146.

The event is coordinated by the Community Connections Program at ACS, which supports new immigrants and refugees with a wide range of settlement needs.

The program also connects newcomers with community volunteers through a friendship-based matching program.

Visit AbbotsfordCommunityServices.com for more information or to find out how to get involved in obtaining services as a newcomer or as a volunteer.