Country concert to support Women’s Centre

Women's Centre hosting fun community event following assault incident

The community is invited to an age-friendly music event at the 100 Mile Community Hall that will benefit the 100 Mile House & District Women’s Centre Society.

Headlining the concert fundraiser on Sept. 16 is Dirty Grace, an eclectic Victoria-based trio that produces music ranging from folk, swing, indie-pop and alternative hip hop.

The event goes from 5 to 8:30 p.m. and a “country chique” dress code is in effect.

Admission for adults is a $10 donation and entrance for children is free.

Visitors are asked to bring whatever they can to contribute to a potluck meal, some non-perishable food items for the emergency food hamper at the Women’s Centre, to lend a helping hand in the kitchen, and bring cash for a 50/50 draw or to purchase Dirty Grace CDs.

“This is a fun, light-hearted way to come together as a community to rally support for women who have experienced violence,” says Sonja Ramsay, executive director of the Women’s Centre Society. “We’re looking forward to getting dressed up in ‘country chique’, a cozy country-themed décor in the 100 Mile Community Hall, while listening and maybe dancing to some amazing B.C.-grown folky talent.”

Ramsay adds that after the violent incident at the Women’s Centre office in the South Cariboo Business Centre on Aug. 27, in which a 34-year-old man was arrested for assault for allegedly pushing a staff member to the floor, the Women’s Centre Society is “keeping our hearts soft and open by sharing in fun and laughter with our community.”

“We’re hoping everyone will come out, shake off the past and join in on a positive, fun and violence-free event.”