WOW was able to sponsor a family of six and donate a Christmas Hamper full of presents and food for the Christmas season.
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Women of Oliver for Women Society (WOW) is happy to announce that it has donated $1500 to the Oliver Starfish Backpack Program to provide children with a basic need. Some children go to school hungry for many unfortunate reasons and also may not have sufficient food over the weekend. This program will provide the student three meals and snacks per day in a backpack to last the weekend. Hopefully the children will come to school on Monday feeling better prepared to learn and play as children should.
This beneficial program is organized by Sam Marsel, supported by the Town of Oliver, the Rotary Club and Buy-Low Foods. WOW’s mission statement is “To enrich the lives of women and children in our community and beyond.”
The Healthy Living Fair co-hosted by the town of Oliver, the Oliver Parks and Recreation Department and WOW at the Oliver Community Centre was well attended.
There were twenty-five health based businesses from Oliver, Osoyoos, Rock Creek and surrounding areas that were present to provide information on healthy eating, exercising, blood types, healthy supplements, reflexology, physiotherapy, counselling and much more. There were presentations done by the Desert Valley Hospice providing information on Advanced Care Planning, use of Essential Oils by Toes & Nails Wellness, along with a Tai Chi and a drumming demonstration. Food Secure, sponsored by the Town of Oliver, had the final opening of the Harvest Hut, which was new this year. Their motto is “Share what you have, Take what you need”. They were handing out canned tomatoes with recipes and grown herbs to make salsa, donated onions, potatoes and garlic and provided other health information and contacts.
Door prizes and delicious soup and sandwiches were also enjoyed.
Thank you to all the businesses that were present to help make this fair a success.
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Another successful Swinging Skirts Golf tournament was held on Friday, September 6th, 2019 at the Nk’Mip Canyon Desert Golf course. The weather cooperated and gave the 122 enthusiastic golfers a beautiful day. Ladies from around the Thompson-Okanagan participated in the 2-lady team event, with activities on the course to keep everyone busy throughout the day. Refreshments were provided by the Firehall Brewery & Desert Hills winery.
The Women of Oliver for Women Society (WOW) partnered with Investors Group Wealth Management (Michelle Weisheit) and the Nk’Mip Canyon Desert Golf course to raise $17,000 to help support the following charities: Desert Sun Counselling & Resource Centre, Highway to Healing,
Education Award to Adult Women, Right to Play, Oliver Food Bank, Sun Fun,
South Okanagan Secondary School bursary, Maple Springs summer camp,
Aboriginal Youth Sports, Women & Families in Need
WOW would like to give a special shout out to Indigenous Blooms, TUC Industries, Investors Group Wealth Management (Michelle Weisheit), Bin Boyz, ACR Services, Sun Mountain Store, Sun Ridge Equipment, & OK Office Supplies for their generous monetary donations and to Karen from Nk’Mip Canyon Desert Golf course for all her hard work leading up to and on the day of the tournament.
This year’s event was sold out three months in advance, so we are looking forward to another great day of golf next year!!
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