Cornwall Ontario — TVCogeco Cornwall has partnered up with International Day of the Girl. The purpose of this special day is to bring awareness to girls’ rights and the unique challenges that girls face around the world.
Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boys and Girls Club, Counselling and Support Services of SD&G, Maison Interlude House and Partir d’un Bon Pas have once again joined forces to organize a local event which brings girls between the ages of 8 and 16 together to enjoy FREE workshops on a variety of things – all centered around empowerment, making healthy choices and of course, FUN.
In addition to coming on board as a sponsor, TVCogeco will also be hosting one of the workshops on the day itself. “We are extremely pleased to partner up with the agencies organizing this great event,” says TVCogeco Production assistant Gabriel Riviere-Reid. “We are really excited to not only help empower these girls, but we are also hoping to spark an interest in television production in a new generation.” The workshop, called “Terrific TV”, will allow several girls to actually take part in shooting a news segment about the event.
“We’re thrilled to have TVCogeco on board this year!” says Jessica Lenneau of Counselling and Support Services of SD&G. “Not only has their financial and in-kind support helped contribute to the success and sustainability of the event, but the new Terrific TV workshop is sure to be a big hit with the girls.”
The event itself will take place Saturday, October 11th at La Citadelle (510 McConnell Avenue) from 1pm to 4pm. Registration is now open. Forms can be found online through the events Facebook page, and paper copies can be picked up at the offices of Big Brothers & Big Sisters or the Boys & Girls Club.