Council to play part in International Women's Day, #BalanceforBetter

‘The future is exciting, let’s build a gender-balanced world,’ is the theme for International Women’s Day on March 8 2019, and Cowra Shire Council is set to play a part in the day.

This year, Council will be hosting a free morning tea for all to attend in the Council Public Meeting Room from 10.30am – 11:30am.

“Whilst International Women’s Day is all about celebrating women’s achievements around the world, we have much to celebrate right here in Cowra which is why Council will be hosting a free morning tea” Cowra Mayor, Councillor Bill West said.

Alongside the morning tea, will be a photo competition open to all ages within the Cowra Shire. The theme for the photo competition is the International Women’s Day #BalanceforBetter slogan and Council is welcoming all entrants to strike their best #BalanceforBetter pose in Cowra.

“We invite anyone from the Cowra region to submit their #BalanceforBetter pose and look forward to seeing what participants come up with when striking the pose,” said Cr West.

Council’s #BalanceforBetter photo competition will close on Tuesday 5 March at 4pm with participants to submit their photographs in JPEG form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The top five photographs will receive a literary prize with winners to be announced at the Council morning tea on Friday 8 March.

Guests attending the morning tea are also invited to make a donation on the day, with proceeds to go towards the Cowra Information and Neighbourhood Centre Domestic Violence Refuge.

“We look forward to the Cowra community getting involved in International Women’s Day and placing a donation on the day for the CINC Domestic Violence Refuge.” Cr West concluded.

For more information, contact Cowra Council’s Community Projects Officer, Lisa Robertson on 6340 2069 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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