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Shoes help a good cause

Douglas College is asking community members to Walk a Mile in a Woman's Shoes. In honour of International Women's Day on March 8, the Douglas College Women's Centre is hosting a sale of gently used women's footwear.

Douglas College is asking community members to Walk a Mile in a Woman's Shoes.

In honour of International Women's Day on March 8, the Douglas College Women's Centre is hosting a sale of gently used women's footwear. The sale at the New Westminster campus, 700 Royal Ave., takes place on Thursday, March 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Shoes start at $2 a pair and any unsold shoes will be donated to a local women's shelter. Proceeds from Walk a Mile in a Woman's Shoes will go toward bursaries to support women in their studies at Douglas College.

This is the first time the Douglas College Women's Centre has celebrated International Women's Day in this fashion.

"We wanted to do something that sets us apart," Christine Nieder, student assistant at the Women's Centre, said in a press release. "Every year it's a very serious affair, and even though we'll still be raising awareness of women's issues, this time we wanted to do something fun, something that hasn't been done before."

The Women's Centre is also seeking donations of shoes for the sale. Donations can be dropped off by March 3 to room 2850 at the New Westminster campus or to room A130 at the Coquitlam campus.

The Women's Centre provides services and resources for women who attend Douglas College. It also offers a resource library, student assistants who act as peer counsellors and a place to connect with outside women's centres in the Lower Mainland.

THE ART OF CARING

The B.C. Association for Community Living is holding its Reason to Care art resale and live auction fundraising event this weekend.

The event is being held on Saturday, March 3 at Heritage Hall in Vancouver. Funds raised at the event will support the B.C. Association for Community Living, which advocates for children and youth with special needs, adults with developmental disabilities and their families.

For the past several weeks, the association has been collecting donations of framed posters, prints, photographs and original works of art at its New Westminster office. Those pieces will be available to purchase at Saturday's event, which includes an art sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and a silent auction/ evening reception that gets underway at 6 p.m.

Both events are free, but donations to the association are appreciated.

Information can be found at www.reasontocare. org, and details about the association can be found at www.bcacl.org.

PRIDE FESTIVAL SEEKS VOLUNTEERS

The Royal City Pride Society is looking for volunteers to join in making this year's Pride Festival a great success.

The society is holding a pizza night for new and returning volunteers on Tuesday, March 6 at 6: 30 p.m. at Douglas College.

The society needs volunteers to help organize New Westminster's third annual Pride Festival and make it the best yet.

People are invited to come out and meet other LGBTQ community mem-

bers and volunteer for this year's festival. Registration is required and people will be provided with the event location when they register at 604-554-4725 or at events@newwestpride.com

HONOUR YOUR PET

The City of New Westminster wants to put your furry friend on display where it can be seen by the whole community.

The city is inviting residents to submit a photo of their dogs to have the chance to see their fourlegged friend on one of the city's new electrical boxes.

The photos must be a clear close-up of your beloved pooch's head in jpg format and must be at least 1MB in size.

All photos should be emailed to acirillo@ newwestcity.ca by March 14. Residents should include their contact information and the name of their dog.

Do you have an item for Around Town? Send ideas to Theresa, tmcmanus@royal cityrecord.com.