News: Breakfast a toast to local women

More than 70 people enjoyed a breakfast on Sunday, 4 March, as part of the 2018 International Women’s Day celebrations.​

Posted: Monday, 5 March 2018

As part of celebrations for International Women's Day Council held a breakfast where more than 70 women, men and children heard inspirational stories and a poem from three of our region's strong leaders:
Jennifer Kitching (Australia Day - Citizen of the Year)
Rosemary Plummer (Traditional Owner and writer)
Helen Kempe (Australia Day - Senior Citizen of the Year)
Mayor Steve Edgington delivered a short speech focused on celebrating women and encouraging them to #PressforProgress, the theme for 2018.
"The breakfast was a demonstration of what the good people of Tennant Creek and the Barkly do best, which is, rallying together when times are tough, providing support and being there for each other," said Mayor Edgington.
"International Women's Day is a great reminder of the fantastic contribution that women make to our community, their families, volunteering and in the workplace."
Boys from the Clontarf Academy (Tennant Creek), under Randall Gould and Kym Bracken, and girls from the Stars Foundation, under Olivia Fry and Jemma Paterson, were there to serve breakfast and help out on the morning.
International Women's Day received funding from the Northern Territory Government’s Office of Gender Equity and Diversity to hold two events in Tennant Creek. 
The next event is a march down the main street on International Women's Day itself, 8 March 2018, starting outside the Matt Glynn Building on Paterson Street at 8.30am.
The parade will finish at Peko Park at 9am followed by a community BBQ, organised and provided by the Central Australian Aboriginal Family Legal Unit (CAAFLU).