United they dance
International Women’s Day was celebrated in style in Karratha, with a multicultural dance spectacular bringing ladies from across town to their feet.
Women from diverse backgrounds united to embrace difference and perform national dances on the day, which was hosted by Karratha and Districts Soroptimist International, on March 8.
Guests also dressed up in traditional clothing and enjoyed a refreshing afternoon tea and a raffle and silent auction at Karratha International Hotel.
Soroptimist International Karratha president Vivien Kamen said about 90 people turned up.
“It was really successful. We had participation; we didn’t expect those numbers. It was a wonderful day. It was just a beautiful blend of colour. Everything was perfect,” she said. “This year, we decided we would make it nice and extravagant with beautiful people. There are so many different cultures here, we wanted to all be together.”
Ms Kamen said being a woman in the Pilbara presented many challenges.
“The thing is, women are isolated up here, and especially people from different backgrounds,” she said. “But if we all work together and help each other, then there should be no problems.
“Women and young girls must realise that all their dreams can be fulfilled.”
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