Liberal Party holds special women’s event

Women in Politics is the focus of a July 5 meeting at Heritage Park Cafetorium

The Liberal Party of Canada in Pitt Meadows-Maple Ridge-Mission is holding a July 5 Women in Politics event at Heritage Park Cafetorium (33700 Prentis Ave.).

Among the speakers scheduled are Sen. Mobina Jaffer, Pam Alexis, Madeleine Hardin, and Mary Pynenburg.

Jaffer was appointed to the Senate in 2001 by former prime minister Jean Chretien, and has served as Canada’s special envoy for peace in Sudan, and as the chair of the Canadian committee on women, peace and security.

Alexis is a former Mission Public Schools trustee, chair of the cultural resources commission, and a 10-year Rotarian.

Hardin has been a business and media communications instructor at the University of the Fraser Valley for 20 years, and has been involved in numerous non-profit initiatives.

Pynenburg is an urban planner and designer and president of the National Liberal Women’s Commission, as well as a former Liberal Party candidate in Burnaby-New Westminster.

The event begins at 7 p.m. and tickets are $10.

Contact riding association president Cory Cassel for more information at 1-888-292-5928 or visit http://events.liberal.ca.