The V-Day Oliver-Osoyoos group met on November 20th, to make a few crucial decisions regarding the 2015 campaign to stop violence against women and girls. This year, the funding will be split as follows:
10% – VDAY
10% – ONTEH (Okanagan Nation Transition Emergency House)
40% – Penticton and Area Society (which has offices in Oliver and Osoyoos) to facilitate Facets Holistic Self Discovery
40% – Desert Sun Counselling to fund the Crisis Line
This year’s art show theme will be ‘The Silent Voice’; any interested artists can expect a call for submissions to be released shortly, with details on how to submit. The art show will take place on March 8th, to celebrate One Billion Rising and International Women’s Day.
Another exciting change this year is that we will be putting on two performances of the critically acclaimed work ‘The Vagina Monologues’ at the Osoyoos Secondary School Theatre. There will be receptions following the performances which will be taking place mid-April, giving attendees the chance to meet the cast and further contribute to the cause.
We were excited to welcome some new volunteers into the group, and as always, continue to seek individuals who are passionate about stopping violence against women and girls in their communities. There are all kinds of opportunities to lend a hand. For more information please visit www.vdayoliverosoyoos.org, or email vdayoliverosoyoos @ gmail.com with any questions.