A Message from Tiffany Beckedorf, organizer:
V-Day Oliver-Osoyoos has joined the global V-Day movement, whose mission is to raise awareness and funds to help stop violence against women and girls. This year we are pleased to raise funds to support the Okanagan Nation Emergency Transition House (ONTEH), the Penticton and Area Access Centre to facilitate Facets Holistic Self-Discovery programming, as well as Desert Sun Counselling and Resource Centre.
We would like to cordially invite you to attend our event to celebrate International Women’s Day, ‘One Billion Rising: A Celebration and Art Show’. This unique multi-media art show is inspired by the theme of ‘The Silent Voice’; using art as a vehicle to inspire social change and transform violence into love.
We are honoured that Chief Clarence Louie and Council of the Osoyoos Indian Band (OIB) have graciously allowed us to hold this event at their community hall. The event will take place on Sunday, March 8th, 2015, at the OIB Community Hall in Oliver, BC from 12 to 4 in the afternoon.
We would be thrilled to have you join us in celebrating women around the world, with guest speakers, traditional dancing, music and other entertainment as well as wine and refreshments. We anticipate a great turnout at this public event. It is good to know that with one afternoon of fun, many hundreds of people can benefit.