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AGM set for weekend

The University Women's Club of South Delta will be welcoming members from other university women's clubs from around B.C. for a provincial annual general meeting this weekend.

The University Women's Club of South Delta will be welcoming members from other university women's clubs from around B.C. for a provincial annual general meeting this weekend.

Convener and University Women's Club of South Delta past president Paula McLaughlin said about 115 delegates are expected to attend the meeting at the Coast Tsawwassen Inn.

Vancouver Sun columnist Shelley Fralic will be the keynote speaker while a handful of workshops, including ones led by local author and naturalist Anne Murray and filmmaker Alison MacLean, are also planned. MacLean made a documentary about female Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan.

Tours around Delta are also planned.

"We want to showcase our beautiful area and give them a look at beyond just the road to the ferry," said McLaughlin.

The club's mission is centered around education and equal rights for women and girls, she said, adding the local club gives out bursaries and scholarships to both younger and mature female students.

The group also lobbies the federal government for resolutions and initiatives it believes in, she said.

"We have a strong advocacy mission."

The event goes from April 27 to 29.

Call McLaughlin at 604943-1080 for more information about the AGM or the local club.

She said the club is always glad to welcome new members (women who have a post-secondary certificate or support the mission of the club).

The Canadian Federation of University Women's website can be found at www.cfuw.org.

dwillis@delta-optimist.com