On Wednesday, March 6th , the Shuswap’s newest women’s networking group, Shuswap Women Who Wine hosted their third quarterly Community Giving event. The Event was held at the Salmon Arm Legion and was attended by 48 members of the community. MC Patrick Ryley entertained guests with a combination of bluesy and upbeat tunes, and even surprised the Women Who Wine with a song especially for them.
At the Shuswap Women Who Wine’s Community Giving Event in December they asked attendees to nominate organizations for this event. The Canadian Mental Health Association Shuswap Revelstoke, the Second Harvest Food Bank and the Salvation Army Lighthouse Shelter were the three organizations who received the most nominations and were invited to participate in last night’s event. Representatives from each of these organizations attended the event to pitch a local project that they are looking to fund. Each of the 48 attendees contributed $100 to a donation pool and then voted by secret ballot after hearing about all three projects. In the end, the Canadian Mental Health Association Shuswap Revelstoke received 80% of all donations to help fund their Suicide Prevention and Awareness programs in the Shuswap this year, specifically their Lantern Walk which will be held on September 11, 2019. The Salvation Army Lighthouse Shelter walked away with 10% of the pool to help cover the costs of replacing the mattresses in the shelter and a new commercial grade washer and dryer. The Second Harvest Food Bank also received 10% of the pool to help fund their Milk Program that provides extra milk each week to the families they see who have kids at home. If you are interested in helping any of these organizations complete their projects, or are looking to volunteer, please reach out to them directly.
The Shuswap Women Who Wine would like to thank the Salmon Arm Legion, Patrick Ryley, all members,
attendees, and sponsors for making this Community Giving Event a success. If you are interested in
joining this monthly women’s networking group or would like to nominate a local organization for a
future event, please visit www.womenwhowine.ca, find us on Facebook or email [email protected]. Our next Community Giving Event will be held on June 14th , 2019 at the Salmon Arm Golf Club.