It was announced today by Brescia University College, Canada’s only all-women university, that Harry Potter’s own Evanna Lynch will be joining them as a speaker for International Day of the Girl on October 11th!
A rep from Evanna’s camp has said, “Evanna is honoured to be speaking at Brescia. She has been inspired by the strong female role models in her life, and is thrilled to be a part of inspiring leadership for social change in the next generation of young women.” And of course, Brescia is thrilled to be hosting such a sensational role model.
“Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Minister for Status of Women, announced in March that Canada will celebrate the first International Day of the Girl on October 11th following its recent designation by the United Nations,” according to the press release. Brescia has a reputation for hosting strong women speakers in all of its various events, and we think that Evanna is no exception!
LeakyNews will be there in full-force to cover the event, and if you’re interested in attending, you can find information about tickets here.
Ironically, Brescia has already had a contact with the world of Harry Potter, as its flagship building and grounds were used as a stand in for Hogwarts in this song parody video.