THE West Coast Sentinel has joined other Fairfax publications across Australia in celebrating the launch of Connect Pink on June 15.
Connect Pink is a new social media site aimed at the four million women living in rural or regional Australia.
The Governor General, her Excellency Quentin Bryce launched the site on June 15 near Canberra, and regional Fairfax publications took the opportunity to celebrate by going in a pink direction.
The West Coast Sentinel provided information on Connect Pink at their offices throughout the day, and even went out into the community to provide pink lamingtons, provided by Noreen Kavanagh.
West Coast Sentinel Manager Debbie Glastonbury said Connect Pink could help connect many rural women so they can share their issues and stories.
“It’s a network focusing on issues, news, personal stories through chat rooms, blogs and community groups to provide an interactive experience for its members,” she said.
Positive feedback has been received and many rural women have already embraced the site’s opportunities.
Ceduna Council Manager of Community Development Kathy Meier said Connect Pink could be a very good source of communication for women in the community.
“This site will be great for women in this community, it’s a great incentive,” she said.
Connect Pink can also have benefits for local business.
Members can showcase their local business to a rural women audience, which can lead to further exposure and promotes shopping online at a local level.
Debbie Glastonbury said this site is also raising money for a very good cause.
“Connect Pink is a proud supporter of the McGrath Foundation, helping to raise money to place McGrath Breast Care Nurses in communities right across Australia and to increase breast awareness in young women,” she said.
“When you join Connect Pink, you can help the McGrath Foundation support Australian families experiencing breast cancer.”
Anyone interested in getting connected or finding out more, should go to connectpink.com.au.