A month’s worth of celebrations recognising women and the important role they play in our lives began in Forbes when International Women’s Day, 8 March was recognised across the shire throughout the week with a number of events.
It began with the Legendary Local Ladies Evening at Town Hall last Friday March 4 – an intimate evening with the finest of local produce on display and a chance to socialise and celebrate local ladies.
The Forbes Chambers Yandharra Wiradjuri Breakfast with Rose De Jong was last Tuesday. The Wiradjuri cultural breakfast was aimed at educating and connecting via food and held among the gums near the Wiradjuri Dreaming Centre despite the overcast weather.
Both events were part of Forbes celebrations of International Women’s Day.
The first International Women’s Day was held in 1911 but it wasn’t until 1975, International Women’s Year that the date 8 March remained and was celebrated annually.
In another big win for Forbes and rural women, the 2022 NSW Rural Women’s Gathering will be held from 1-3 Apri in Forbes too, adding to what is certainly an action-packed calendar.
With guests such as comedian Jean Kittson, country singer Melinda Schneider, Cressida Caines and ABC Radio’s Kia Handley announced this week as hosts – not to mention sculpture tours, taste testing and numerous activities and workshops – the weekend is one not to be missed.
Registrations can be found online at forbes2021nswruralwomensgathering.com/registration/