Every Girl Matters event celebrated in Abbotsford

Event takes place Sunday, Oct. 11 at The Reach Gallery Museum

Gurleen Kaur and Maiher Gill worked on art projects during last year's Every Girl Matters event at The Reach Gallery Museum.

Gurleen Kaur and Maiher Gill worked on art projects during last year's Every Girl Matters event at The Reach Gallery Museum.

The third annual Every Girl Matters event takes place Sunday, Oct. 11 in Abbotsford.

The free event is hosted by the GirlKIND organization and The Reach Gallery Museum and runs from 1 to 3 p.m. at The Reach (32388 Veterans Way).

Abbotsford West MLA Mike de Jong will be on hand for the proclamation of Every Girl Matters Day, and guest speaker Coun. Kelly Chahal will share her story.

An area will be set up for people to create take-home mason jar lanterns inspired by influential feminists.

The event is held on International Day of the Girl Child, which recognizes girls’ rights and the unique challenges they face around the world.

GirlKIND is a group of individuals who have come together to fight gendercide, combat gender discrimination and raise awareness.

For more information, visit girlkind.org.

To register for Chahal’s presentation, call 604-864-8087 (ext. 112) or email kfoulds@thereach.ca.