Award-winning author Susan Juby, third from left, was a guest speaker at an Oct. 21 Canadian Federation of University Women event. (Submitted photo)

Federation celebrates Women’s Month

Susan Juby, 2016 Leacock Medeal winner, was a guest speaker at Oct. 21 event

October was Women’s History Month and the Canadian Federation of University Women Nanaimo held a celebration Oct. 21.

According to a press release, 120 federation members attended an event at Nanaimo Golf Club featuring Susan Juby, who received the 2016 Leacock Medal for best in Canadian Literary Humour for her work Republic of Dirt.

Juby shared her views on the importance of creativity. Through the process of active creation, each makes important contributions to their own well-being, she said.

The event also reflected on Persons’ Day, Oct. 18, which remembers the moment in 1929 where women were officially declared ‘persons’ in Canada.

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