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Art, music and dance highlight the cultures of many women who now call Abbotsford home. 

The Archway Community Connections program hosted its 8th annual Ladies’ Night on March 6th, bringing together 200 immigrant and refugee women from dozens of countries to celebrate International Women’s Day.  

Attendees heard messages about diversity and enjoyed performances of traditional dances from Sudan and India, as well as songs in Spanish and Arabic. 

“Our clients and staff look forward to this night every year and we love having the chance to celebrate these women and showcase their talents,” said Rupinder Padam from the Community Connections team.

“Abbotsford is such a diverse city, and this event is just one of the ways we can help make people from around the world feel comfortable in their new home.” 

The evening also included a multicultural buffet, photo booth, piano music and door prizes.  

Ladies’ Night is free for attendees thanks in large part to Central Heights Church who has provided the space and volunteers since 2014. The event is also supported by other generous community sponsors.

 

“Abbotsford is such a diverse city, and this event is just one of the ways we can help make people from around the world feel comfortable in their new home.” 

Rupinder Padam

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