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WOW (Women of Oliver for Women Society) is on a mission to enrich the lives of women and children in our community and beyond and the group is achieving this goal by bettering the lives of many.
Community services include Adopt a Highway clean up twice a year, donations of park benches in strategic locations, refurbishing and caring for the gardens at the entrance to McKinney Place.
The highlights of the year are the two main fundraisers put on annually, the MAINLY FOR WOMEN TRADE SHOW and the CHRISTMAS AUCTION. This year WOW presents their 23 annual TRADE SHOW ON Feb.22. at the Oliver Community Center. The show features businesses owned and operated mainly by women, although men are welcome as well. Displays are everything from beautifully crafted pottery and jewelry, to foods, clothing, quilts, paintings, health,insurance, real estate etc. All of the funds raised at the show are donated to organizations such as Desert Sun Counselling, a Citizenship scholarship for a student graduating from the high school and a bursary for women who through circumstances need to return to the work force and require further education or training.
The CHRISTMAS AUCTION held every December raises monies for Christmas hampers, Safe House, Oliver Food Bank, Oliver Hospice Society and gift baskets for elderly women who are completely on their own.
Many other very worthwhile projects have been taken on by dedicated members of WOW. Donations to Sun fun help enable children to participate who do not have the necessary funds. WOW provides dictionaries in the elementary schools for students, help with the Oliver Senior Centre teas, the Halloween celebration at the Community Center, and the Okanagan Gleaners by peeling vegetables and packaging soups for countries in need.
The WOW group is flexible in meeting the needs of the Community or persons in need. Wow has presented two CPR courses to the public, a valuable project.
Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of every month from September – May at the Quail’s Nest Arts Centre 5840 Airport Street. Women who are interested in joining and helping WOW achieve their goals are always welcome.
For more information please contact Terry Beddome at 498-6420, Shirley Polk at 498-6300 or Sally Franks at 498-0104.