Pink fundraiser for Kelowna Women’s Shelter

Kelowna Women’s Shelter has been serving our community for more than 35 years.

Kathleen Lemieux (left)

Chefs from the Grapevine Restaurant  recently volunteered their time and donated food to support the Kelowna Women’s Shelter Party at the Pink fundraiser which collected $17,000.

Waterfront Wines, Raudz, Poppadoms and the culinary arts program also came out in full force to lend a hand.

The event was a celebration of the shelter’s work in the community over 35 years.

“The food the teams prepared was absolutely delicious. I received a lot of excellent feedback from the event attendees about how much they enjoyed it,” said women’s shelter resource development coordinator Kathleen Lemieux.

Police in Kelowna respond to about 10 domestic violence calls a night, and each year violence drives more than 100,000 Canadian women and children from their homes and into shelters.

Last year, 228 of them found refuge—counseling, support, advocacy, food, clothing and a safe place to stay at the Kelowna Women’s Shelter, all at no cost.

The Kelowna Women’s Shelter has offered a safe place for women and children impacted by family violence and abuse since 1980. The shelter provides emergency response to abuse crisis, 24 hours a day, seven days a week with crisis and support counseling over the phone or in person, emergency accommodation, child care, and individual and group counseling for women and their children. The shelter also provides outreach in the community through support in alternate locations, accompaniment to appointments, community education, awareness and prevention activities. appreciation.

For more information contact Kathleen Lemieux, resource development coordinator for the Kelowna Women’s Shelter at 778-478-7774 or 250-868-6620 (mobile) or email community@coess.ca.