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International Women’s Day

March 8, 2021

Jacquie Matechuk Photography

International Women’s Day on March 8th each year celebrates the social, economic, and political achievements of women around the world.  We would like to that this opportunity to celebrate and shed a spotlight on a few of the local women who support our community!!

Cochrane Public Library Team was honoured by Cochrane Today as members of the community who has soared to new heights.  “Jeri Maitland, the CAO/Library director, Andrea Johnston, Head Librarian/Assistant Director and Jesse Pepin, librarian, attribute the library’s success to the great working relationship of the team.  Every inch of the small space that is Cochrane’s library is utilized making it a place to do more than simply check out a book or do research.  Each said that relationship stems from a passion and enthusiasm for the job, which includes everyone raiding the library’s and their personal “tickle trunks” to dress for themed events.”  The Library typically celebrates this day with an event, so we wanted to celebrate their team for all they do for our community!

Every year, The Paisley Boutique gives back by giving all proceeds from their Annual Fashion Show to the Cochrane Activettes to help them continue their good work helping the less fortunate.  Laurel and her team have been dressing clients for success since 2010!   Their amazing customer service has been recognized as one of the best places to shop and Gold for Best Women’s Clothing for the past 7 years!   Let’s give a shout on to Laurel and her team to celebrate on this day!

Jacquie Matechuk, owner of Cochrane Floors & More and her team are very proud to be engaged in such a generous and caring community. They give back with hours of labour & equipment volunteered by their amazing staff to help families local clubs, communities, events, teams, individual athletes and various organizations in Cochrane. These include – Big Hill Haven Women’s Shelter; Big Brothers Big Sisters; Cochrane & Area Victim Services; Cochrane Search & Rescue; Cochrane Lions Club; Cochrane Classic Bull Riding; Cochrane Youth Talent Festival; Cochrane Turf Fundraiser; St. Timothy’s High School; Little Warriors Tyke hockey Team; Cochrane Labour Day Rodeo; Rock the Waves; Royal Canadian Legion Cochrane; Cochrane Legacy Field; Cochrane Activettes; Cochrane Rotary and Cochrane Chamber of Commerce.  Thank you Jacquie for your leadership and volunteerism!  Cochrane would not be the same without you and your team at Cochrane Floors & More!

Thanks so much for all that you do!

Feature photo by Jacquie Matechuk



March 8, 2021
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