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Soiree at Canadian Broadcasting Centre celebrates Canadian women in entertainment

Soiree at Canadian Broadcasting Centre celebrates Canadian women in entertainment
From CBC - September 13, 2017

More than 300 people packed the Canadian Broadcasting Centre Tuesday night, for the Women in Television and Film Toronto (WIFT) event that celebrates the contributions Canadian women have made to the entertainment industry.

The glitzy soiree, heldduring the Toronto International Film Festival,saw many talented Canadiansgrace the red carpet, including much of the cast of the popular CBC television series Workin' Moms and Mr. D.

The event is partly aimed at raising funds to help women artists finance their projects.

"It's a great event for us to come to because supporting womenthat's basically what our show stands for," said Dani Kind, who plays Anne Carlson on Workin' Moms.

In its first season, the show covered everything from postpartum depression to adultery, and it's those real-life situations faced by women that actress Juno Rinaldi says she's proud to bring to audiences.

"These characters that we get to play have these incredible journeys and hearts and pain. To be able to portray all that is an incredible gift," said Rinaldi.

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