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Award-winning singer Mandy Harvey headlines Girls Inc. Gala

Last Updated Dec 4, 2019 at 1:12 pm MST

IMAGE. Supplied by Girls Inc. of Northern Alberta.

Girls Inc. of Northern Alberta’s Annual Gala will have another touch of gold.

The agency announced America’s Got Talent Golden Buzzer winner, Mandy Harvey will perform at the Gala on March 7, 2020.

Titled “Shattering Glass Ceilings”, the evening will recognize and celebrate trailblazing women in Wood Buffalo.

Bouchier CEO, Nicole Bourque-Bouchier, said the singer-songwriter and motivational speaker represents Girls Inc.’s values.

“We are thrilled that Mandy will perform at the 2020 Gala. As presenting sponsor and supporter of Girls Inc for the next four years we hope we can make a big impact in the community to help young women find their voice, find their strength.  As a woman in business, and former recipient of the Women of Inspiration award, I have experienced first-hand the positive impact of female support and mentorship at an early age.”

Bourque-Bouchier added they hope Harvey and others will help pave the path to great strength for women in the community.

Inspiring role model

After an illness left Harvey profoundly deaf at 18-years old, she used her musical talents to overcome barriers and help make a difference.

Mandy Harvey also received 250-million views on Facebook and YouTube.

Her story, message, and spirit of perseverance reached many girls around the world.

She visits deaf and disabled communities bringing awareness and crushing stereotypes in her quest for a brighter future for everyone.

Girls Inc. Executive Director, Nanase Tonda said the Gala will honour the five nominees for the Women of Inspiration Award.

“We are thrilled to welcome Mandy who can truly crystalize the excellence of our five nominees from the Wood Buffalo region. They are all truly advocating for girls’ rights and opportunities in our corner, and I am honoured to be part of this dialogue.”

 

Since 2012, the organisation recognized and honoured over 70 women in Wood Buffalo.

Tickets for Shatter: The Girls Inc. 2020 Gala with Mandy Harvey, presented by Bouchier, go on sale Dec. 6, 2019 on Eventbrite.