Goddess Gala event empowers women
By Hanna Petersen
North Island Gazette
March 12, 2018
The North Island Goddess Gala Movement helped North Island women celebrate International Women’s Day while also raising $3,000 for a women’s scholarship fund. The March 8th gala at the Gate House Theatre featured …special guest speaker Jacqui Beban, who is the first female present in the history of the 75-years-old BC Truck Loggers Association. …Co-organizer Gaby Wickstrom, also announced that thanks to the help of corporate sponsors, West Coast Helicopters and Strategic Natural Resources, they were able to dedicate 100 per cent of the $1,500 dollars raised in ticket sales towards two women’s scholarships. …A highlight of the gala was the inspiring speech given by Beban, where she spoke about her experience being a leader in the male-dominated logging industry.