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Past Events & Special Thanks To Our Supporters
 

 

 
 

Current Events & Fundraiser's

 


 

 

Mission Save-On Matches Donations!

 
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Do you have Save-On-More points that don't always get used? Well let's put them to good use right here in your own community. Visit Mission Save-On-Foods and tell your cashier you would like to donate 1000 Save-On-More points to benefit the Women's Resource Society of the Fraser Valley (WRSFV).

The store will donate $1 to the WRSFV Transition House programs for women, youth and children. Save-On's head office will then match that donation making it $2 every time! Tell your friends and family and shop Save-On-Foods!

 
 

Past Events & Special Thanks To Our Supporters

 

July 27 – September 8, 2014

Staples for Students School Supply Drive

 

Staples Canada raised more than $1.4 million as part of its Annual School Supply Drive, setting a new record for the campaign. Each year each Staples locations partner with a local organization to ensure students with a lack of resources can access the school supplies they need. This year the team at Mission Staples invited donations, Raised $3000 and with the help of the Women’s Resource Society, 100 percent of donations were directed to Mission students in need.

 
Staples
   
 

 

Funk, of Chantel Funk Design Inc., is a business owner herself and created MOVE as a way to showcase her and her teams' talent in hair design. When asked about what inspired her to establish such an event she said, "there is simply nothing like it in the Fraser Valley."  After working alongside other hair stylists at Vancouver Fashion Week, she realized that she wanted an opportunity to work on more avant-garde and edgy hairstyles (including large hair pieces she created for last years show).  In addition to bringing a professional fashion show to Abbotsford, Funk knew she also wanted to give back to the community.

Why did you choose the Women's Resource Society of the Fraser Valley?

"It wasn't a well known charity, yet, they help women and children in our community through so many different avenues."

See Move on Facebook 

   
 
 

October 25, 2014

Thank you Magnusson Ford

 
   
 

The team at Magnusson Ford on South Fraser way in Abbotsford proudly supported the Women’s Resource Society and the Sparkle Project with a Drive a Ford event on Saturday October 25. The rainy Saturday brought in many dedicated community members to test drive a Ford while supporting two important organizations that encourage and empower women young and old.

We are proud to partner with you and appreciate your commitment to the community, and support of our clients.

 

 
 

September 20, 2014

Vancity Shred-a-thon

 

By choosing to protect your privacy and bring your documents to Vancity Credit Union’s 7th annual Shred- a- thon at the Mission Junction, you helped the staff raise $2500 for the Women’s Resource Society’s programs for women, youth and children! Thanks to Urban Impact Shredding systems who destroyed your documents and then recycled them with Urban Impact Recycling. Many thanks also to the local businesses who supported the Vancity team while promoting this event!

 
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May 30, 2014

MOVE Fraser Valley

 
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Move is a fashion movement held in May in Abbotsford, British Columbia. All participants volunteered their time through music, food, modeling, photography, videography, organization and planning. The auction items were all donated so that the maximum amount of proceeds would go towards the programs and services for women, youth and children provided by the Women's Resource Society of the Fraser Valley http://www.wrsfv.ca/


The Women’s Resource Society would like to send a huge congratulations and thank you for a job well done to Chantel Funk of Chantel Funk Designs and her team for a wonderful inaugural event that raised over $4200 for the society. We look forward to next year’s event already slated for Friday May 29, 2015!


This promotional video features many volunteers and model: Ericka Virk, Miss World Canada 2014 First Runner Up



Fashion Show Concept: Chantel Funk Designs http://www.chantelfunkdesigninc.com/
Photography and Videography: photoart by simpson http://www.photoart.ca

Music: "Tremble" by SJ Mellia (http://soundcloud.com/sj-mell)

 
 
 

March 8, 2014

International Women's Day: 1 Billion Rising for Justice

 
   
 
Hundreds attended an inspirational celebration in honor of International Women's Day and One Billion Rising 4 Justice on March 8, 2014 at Abbotsford City Hall. Special thanks to the Reach, GirlKIND Foundation, Unifor, the Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies and everyone involved in making this day a success!
 

 

   
 
 

December 18, 2013

Christmas at the Clarke

 

 

 

The 14th annual Christmas at the Clarke was a great success!  A huge thanks to the sponsors of the event: Prospera Credit Union, Fraser Valley Building Supplies, Country 107.1, Star 98.3 and Black Press.  Stay tuned for the final totals!

   
 
 

September 14, 2013

Shredathon

 

Vancity Logo

 

The Shredathon was a success! We had many people show up to donate, shred their private documents, and enjoy the BBQ. Thank you Vancity staff and all the businesses at the Mission Junction who paricipated for another great year of Shredding! We raised $600 at the event but Vancity wrote us a cheque for $1000! Way to go Vancity, thanks for all your support.

  Vancity Cheque
   
   
 

August 21, 2013

Mt. Lehman Winery Fundraiser

 

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The 2nd ever Connecting Worlds, Supporting Women fundraiser was held at the stunning Mt. Lehman Winery on August 21, 2013. This jewelry, wine and cheese soiree was a huge success!  Together we raised over $19,700 for the Women's Resource Society of the Fraser Valley’s (WRSFV) program for street entrenched women called the Warm Zone.  A special thanks to everyone involved, the hosts Vern and Charleen Siemens and to Twigz Creations for sharing their gorgeous hand crafted jewelry.  The staff at the WRSFV and in particular the women of the Warm Zone are truly ecstatic over the community support.  Your generous individual contributions and the many business donations assisted in exceeding last year’s numbers.  To learn more about these local businesses please visit their websites!

 
 
   
 
   
 


August 15-17, 2013

Rockin' River Music Fest

The 2013 Rockin’ River Music Fest was a blast!  The Women's Resource Society's dedicated volunteers  worked hard around the clock.  Volunteers were once again accepting donations while escorting drivers who were transporting guests on the festival grounds on 'people Movers.'   A huge thank you to Kenny Hess and the show coordinators for another great Mission weekend filled with talented rock and country artists. The festival's support for this community is overwhelming and enables the WRSFV and many other local non profit organizations to increase awareness about the work they do and 'ride along' with you.        

Keep Calm and Country on folks!

Brad Paisley

Click Here to visit the official event page

 


 

   
 

July 11, 2013 - July 28, 2013

ART SHOW at The Reach
www.thereach.ca
Masks: Hidden/Revealed
Black mask

Public Reception: Thursday, July 11, 2013, 7:00 pm
Artists in attendance.

Organized and circulated by The Warm Zone

Masks can be used for disguise - a way to conceal our identity or as a means of protection. Whether literal or figurative, a mask can be a powerful tool in particular for those who are vulnerable because it enables us to hide behind another persona.

Yet in the hiding there is also revelation: the safety of the hidden place empowers us to explore pieces of ourselves that we’ve been unaware of or afraid to show. The mask gives us courage to reveal that which we would otherwise not share. It is a new and different face – one that has an expression of its own.

These masks have been created by the women of the Warm Zone – street-entrenched women who know all about the paradox of vulnerability and strength, of hiding and revealing. Each mask tells a story. Look into each face and see what is hidden, what is revealed.

The Warm Zone is a drop in centre for street entrenched women. It is one of many services provided by the Women's Resource Society of the Fraser Valley.

 

Seedy Saturday on March 23, 2013

Find Vicki at the WRSFV table with seeds, easy to grow perennials, garden items and lots of bargains!

Bring your pennies and help support the Women's Resource Society of the Fraser Valley.

Time: 10 am – 2 pm
Location: Clarke Theatre Foyer,
33700 Prentis Avenue in Mission

 

March 2012 - Christine Lamb Second Stage Housing

The 41 unit second stage affordable housing complex for women and children is finally moved in! The spacious west coast inspired BC Housing building is bright and uplifting. This transitional housing facility is the perfect supportive and healthy setting for rebuilding lives of women and children who may be at risk of homelessness, violence and abuse.

The WRSFV is proud to welcome our specially selected tenants, the onsite coordinators, outreach workers and volunteers who have brought this dream to life. This innovative and remarkable opportunity was made possible by the City of Abbotsford and BC Housing.

On behalf of the Women's Resource Society and the residents of the Christine Lamb Building, we would like to thank all the businesses and individuals who volunteered their time and energy to get this building open on schedule. This undertaking could not have been done without your generous donations, hard work and commitment. A special thanks to BC Housing and the City of Abbotsford for making this project come to life.

 

January 2012 - It's My Wedding Bridal Show
It’s My Wedding ’ is the only large scale bridal show offered in the Fraser Valley. Producers of this fabulous show will be donating a portion of the proceeds to the Women’s Resource Society of the Fraser Valley (WRSFV.) Serving women and children in the community for over 30 years, the WRSFV provides shelter and counseling for women and children that have experienced violence in their lives.Thank you ‘It’s My Wedding’ for your support! Visit the website often for special promotions, great giveaways and the chance to help the WRSFV! It's My Wedding

 
 

 

Dec. 19, 2012 Christmas at the Clarke

 

November 26th, 2012

Tammy and Santana, both trained hair removal estheticians from Sugar'd, will be fundraising by doing 12 HOURS of non-stop Brazilians! 100% of the proceeds will benefit The Women's Resource Society of the Fraser Valley's Christmas Fund!

The first Annual Sugar Rush is your opportunity to "go bare and show you care" and all you have to do is book an appointment for November 26. Your treatment will cost you 45.00 and every penny will be donated to the Annual Christmas Fund at WRSFV which ensures a special Christmas celebration for the women and children they serve. To make the day even "sweeter", Sugar'd has special prizes, gifts and refreshments for all those that book and show up for an appointment.

Sugar'd is located at 33767 Gosling Way in Downtown Abbotsford. To learn more please visit www.sugar'd.ca or click on the poster.

www.sugard.ca

   

Sept. 27, 2012

The Women's Resource Society of the Fraser Valley receives support from the United Way of the Fraser Valley. Please show your support by attending their Campaign Kick-off in Mission!
Free lunch & Prizes! Meet their Community Partners!

The United Way of the Fraser Valley 2012 Campaign Kick Off.

Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012
11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Canadian Tire Mission
32555 London Ave., Mission

Supported by:
Canadian Tire Mission, Save On Foods Mission, London Drugs Mission

 
   

September 22, 2012

Vancity in Mission (150-32555 London Ave) will be hosting a Shred-a-Thon fundraiser on Saturday, September 22, 2012 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm . Mr Mikes and Save-On-Foods will be cooking up a storm on the bbq during this time. All proceeds will go to the WRSFV. Mark your calendars, please download the poster to learn more.

 
   

2012 Shelter from the Storm Campaign

The Women's Resource Society of the Fraser Valley would like to acknowledge the Canadian Women's Foundation and their partners for their donation from their "Shelter From the Storm" fundraising campaign to the Abbotsford and Mission Transition Houses. We appreciate the hard work that went into raising these funds.

Thank you
Canadian Women's Foundation - Campaign organizers
Winners / HomeSense - Campaign partner
Rogers Media - Campaign partner

 
   

August 2, 2012

The Women's Resource Society of the Fraser Valley would like to thank the Rotary Clubs of Abbotsford/Matsqui, Abbotsford and Abbotsford/Sumas for their recent donation raised during their "When Pigs Fly Pancake Breakfast". We appreciate the planning and hard work that went in to this event. Click the link below to go to the Abbotsford/Matsqui Rotary's web page on the event.

http://abbotsfordmatsquirotary.org/when-pigs-fly-pancake-breakfast/

 
   

May 5, 2012

The Goddess Movement proudly presents Vertical Theatre - An evening of Aerial Arts. Witness a night of high flying aerial arts, sweet musical melodies of a live band, Canapés and entertainment galore! All Proceeds will benefit the programs and services of the Please WRSFV. Click on the image for more details. Tickets are sure to sell out so get yours today call 778-240-7879 to reserve.

 

October, 2011

Fronya Thrift Boutique has moved, Look for us in our new location:
33173 - 1st Avenue Mission, BC (2 doors down from the Post Office)

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December 2011
VWN to the Rescue!

Valley Women's Network of Abbotsford jumped at the chance to help women and children in need this year. Not only did they honor their annual tradition of purchasing gifts for families, they also rolled up their sleeves and stuffed over 30 stockings filled with all kinds of goodies, toiletries and toys. And when our hearts were already exploding with pride for our community, this marvelous networking group of like minded women presents the WRSFV with a $500 cheque for the 2011 Christmas fund. Thank you Dale Kerr, Valerie Krahmer, Robyn Bussiere, Doreen Buhler and all the members of the Abbotsford VWN for your continued kindness and support.

   
 

December 2011

The Winter Wonderland Project - Flashmobs in Abbotsford
Thank you to Mary Boonstra and to all of the dancers who made this possible. Mary is a police officer in Abbotsford and lives in Mission. She loves to raise awareness for charities in both communities. In December she coordinated dance rehearsals for over 100 dancers of all ages and abilities. Not only was she able to keep the Flashmob locations a secret, she transformed many Abbotsford and Mission locals into professional Flashmobbers! Each dancer donated $5 to the Women's Resource Society shelter programs for women and children It is wonderful when the community comes together in fun while supporting a great cause. Watch both of the surprise Flashmob videos here… Were you there?

Sevenoaks Shopping Centre –Dec 16, 2011 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFSO9Cv1AO4&feature=share

 
 



   
 

August 12 & 13, 2011
Pat Vale – Royal Lepage
, Rockin River Music Fest

Over 10,000 people were in attendance to see live music acts such as Travis Tritt, Lonestar, Sawyer Brown and many more at the Rockin' River Music Fest August 12, 13, and 14. Pat Vale, Long time Realtor in Mission donated the use of the golf carts and arranged for onsite transportation for the guests. Rides were given by volunteers and donations were accepted on behalf of the WRSFV's shelter programs in Mission. Concert goers attending the country music festival used the golf cart transport to avoid walking the distance from the campsites to the festival main stage.

$2000 was raised for the WRSFV shelter programs for women and children! Thank you to Pat Vale and colleagues at the Royal LePage in Mission, the festival coordinators and the reliable volunteers who drove the wild dusty roads of the Mission Raceway for the weekend.

   
 

The Shopper's Drug Mart Tree of Life fundraising campaign

The dedicated staff and management of Mission Shoppers Drug Mart selected their favorite charity for the national 'Tree of Life Campaign.' The Women's Resource Society of the Fraser Valley (WRSFV) were the honored recipients of over $4000. The campaign began on September 17and ran until October 14, 2011 in all stores across Canada.

Customers could shop in the stores and purchase a leaf, a butterfly or a cardinal in various denominations in support of various women's health organisations. It is then added to a branch on the 'Tree of Life' displayed in each store. Our Mission location went above and beyond this campaign and hosted a Burger Brew night, a garage sale and a raffle to raise as much money for the WRSFV that they could.

Thank you Shoppers Drug Mart for your continued support of the WRSFV and for raising over 17 Million dollars for many organizations like ours over the past 10 years.
In the Picture: Barb Mitchell, Michelle Penner and Eve Jakubisinova Norsemen

100% of all proceeds go directly to the women’s health charity organization that was chosen by the Associate-owner of that particular store. The Women's Resource Society of the Fraser Valley was chosen as the charity of choice by two local Shopper's Drug Mart Stores.

Abbotsford Shoppers Drug Mart
Gateway Medical
Shoppers Simply Pharmacy
2051 Mccallum Rd
Abbotsford BC V2S 3N5

Phone: 604-853-1624

Mission Shoppers Drug Mart
Mission Hills Mall

32530 Lougheed Highway
Mission BC V2V 1A5

Phone: 604-826-1244

 

 

 

September 18, 2011 - Girl's Day Out

Best Western Plus Regency Inn & Conference Centre presents "Girl's Day Out" on Sunday September 18, 1:00 - 5:00 pm. Tickets only $10.00. Partial proceeds from this event were donated to the Women’s Resource Society of the Fraser Valley.

 
   
 

SEPT. 10, 2011 - Shred a Thon

The 4th annual VanCity Shred a thon was held on Saturday September 10th. Once again the dedicated staff and management of the Mission Junction Vancity Branch worked tirelessly selling hot dogs, pop and chips courtesy of Mission Save on Foods, while shredding valuable documents for a donation to the WRSFV. Local merchants including, Lanka Jewels, Mr. Mikes, Starbucks, Boston Pizza and a Buck or Two donated door prizes. Urban Impact volunteered their time and shiny shredding trucks that shredded 1320 pounds of paper, raising $1164.82 for the shelter programs for women and children dealing with the impacts of violence, outshredding last year’s total by $95.83.

Mission VanCity Shred-a-thon cheque presentation
   
 

AUGUST 13 2011 -Pancake Breakfast

On Saturday August 13th, armed with a griddle, pancake batter, sausages and wieners, a core group of committed men and women created breakfast and lunch in the middle of downtown Mission’s 1st Avenue for Mission Fest 2011. Exceeding all expectations, hungry festival attendees lined up for breakfast at 10am. A smooth transition into hotdogs at lunchtime proved to be the right thing to do as our fearless volunteers sold out of pancakes and sausages. The smell of sautéed onions wafted through the streets bringing even more hungry customers to donate funds to the WRSFV.

A BIG Thank you to Mission Save on Foods for supporting our work against domestic violence in our community. Shout outs to Mission Springs, Sue’s Copy Place, and the Mission Heritage Association for their support. Special thanks to Mission Possible Spy Store who shared their space with us when they didn’t have to. Finally, our deepest appreciation to the energetic volunteers who shared their time with us on Saturday!

 

Art Exhibition - The Opening of a Passage
@ the Reach in Abbotsford
June 16 – July 2, 2011


"The Opening of a Passage", a group art show by the Women of the Warm Zone, was well received by the general public. Opening night was an exciting night for the artists who attended. Beautiful guitar music filled the room as people mingled and enjoyed the art over light refreshments.

“The Opening of a Passage is sad and beautiful. Many thanks.”

   
 

MD Laser & Cosmetic Clinic

On June 2, 2011 – MD Cosmetic & Laser Clinic celebrated their 10 year anniversary. At the heart of the celebration was a fundraiser for the Women’s Resource Society of the Fraser Valley. “We are so proud to be a part of this community and have found it so rewarding to provide services to thousands of people that truly make them feel better about themselves,” said Dr. Alibhai, Medical Director of MD Cosmetic & Laser Clinic. “We want to take this opportunity to not only celebrate, but to give back to our community in a meaningful way.” MD Laser and Cosmetic Clinic in Abbotsford raised $2,361.00 for the WRSFV shelter programs. Thank you to the staff, management and the open house participants for making this donation possible.

md laser and cosmetic clinic
   
 

Canada Women's Foundation -Shelter From The Storm
Shelter From The Storm - click here to make a difference and help support women in your community to better their lives

 
   
 

Congratulations to the 3 BIG WINNERS of the WRSFV Luxury Raffle!

The Women’s Resource Society of the Fraser Valley (WRSFV) sold tickets for this amazing raffle with 100% of the proceeds going to support the many programs and services offered by the Society. The three raffle winners were announced on March 14th 2011. Thanks to all of you we raised $3180 towards our programs and services. The Winner of the Canadian Diamond Earrings from Lanka Jewels Is Jessie Armstrong Of Mission BC. The West Coast trip to Ucluelet on Orca Air with accommodations at the Black Rock Resort was won by Linda Watson of Abbotsford. The Grand Prize of tickets for 2 to anywhere, courtesy of West Jet Airlines, was won by Linda Nardelli of Tsawwassen. We would like to extend a huge thank you to our kind sponsors, please visit the websites of these great businesses and support them whenever you can. West Jet Airlines, Orca Air, the Black Rock Resort, Lanka Jewels.

WRSFV Luxury Raffle


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BC Gaming Event Licence #29630
   
 

March 8th 2011 marked the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day

This year marked the global centenary of International Women’s Day, a day to acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of women worldwide. The Women’s Resource Society of the Fraser Valley (WRSFV) along with partners Business and Professional Women (Mission and Abbotsford), Valley Women’s Network (Mission and Abbotsford) and the Mission/Abbotsford Soroptimists honored the occasion on Friday, March 11th at the Sports Legacy Centre at #4 3270 Trethewey Street in Abbotsford BC. The fun-filled celebration was called, “100 Years, 100 Local, Inspiring Women”. Stories were collected that profiled 100 special women, spanning 100 years in the Mission and Abbotsford communities. These stories were on display during the event.

 The event also raised money from ticket sales and from a silent auction for a couple of international development projects that work to improve the safety and well-being of women and girls. Event attendees decided where the money was spent by selecting by ballot the projects they wished to support. The projects elected were Prajwala, an anti - trafficking organization, the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign that raises awareness and mobilize support in Canada for Africa’s grandmothers, and Relief for the women and children of Haiti.

The key note address was given by social activist and educator, Satwinder Bains, Director of the Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies at UFV. The evening’s entertainment was wonderful and included the UFV Gidda Team, Kytami, a fabulous fusion fiddler formerly of the local band Delhi 2 Dublin, Tha Fae, an Egyptian Cabaret/Fusion Belly Dance Troupe, and others. Dinner was included and featured a multi-cultural buffet. Tickets were sold on a sliding scale so the inability to afford a ticket would not be a barrier for anyone who wanted to attend.

 A big thank you to all those in attendance, the evening was a wonderful success! We could not have done it with the support of our amazing volunteers, businesses and individuals.


International Women's Day Celebration 2011
   
 

Quilt Raffle

A quilting group known as the ‘Piece Makers’ meet at the WRSFV Mission office every Monday.  This dedicated group of women is passionate about using donated fabrics to create wonderful pieces of art in the form of quilts. We use these quilts for our clients and to help us raise much needed funds for our programs and services. We held a quilt Raffle for one of those creations. The piece was inspired by a trip to Minter Gardens! The winner of this beautiful quilt is Hyacinth Burton of Mission BC. Minter Gardens was proud to be the inspiration of this charitable quilt and sent along 2 complimentary passes to the Gardens and beautiful garden images included in a yearly calendar. Thank you Minter Gardens, the Piece Makers and Congratulations to Hyacinth Burton the lucky winner!

 
   
 


"Mother's Day Raffle"

 

The Mother's Day Raffle was a great success. A total of $647.00 was raised to help support the volunteer program of the Mission Police-based Victim Servces. Congratulations to Duanne Meeks, Rae MacLeod and Bev Schmahuan.

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Raffle Prizes

 

 

Shoppers Drug Mart - Mission, BC

Shoppers Drug Mart chose the Women's Resource Society of the Fraser Valley to receive the donations gathered through their 2010 Tree of Life campaign. Thank you to the owner, employees and customers of the Mission Shopper's Drug Mart for making this donation possible.

Please visit the Shoppers Drug Mart web site for more information on this campaign.

  Christmas 2010
 


The BC/Yukon Society of Transition Houses
Pepsi Refresh Project.
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West Coast Women's Show
We would like to thank Murat and staff of "Encore Presentations", creator of the West Coast Women's Show, for their support. The WRSFV launched our Purdy's Campaign and promoted information about our services and programs. Congratulations to, Darlene Douglas, the winner of the gift basket valued at over $100.
West Coast Women's Show.

 

 

Oasis Spa
Oasis spa hosted a Networking, Wine and Wellness evening at Cedarbrooke Chateau on Wednesday Sept. 29th. A great time was had by all. The night was not complete without a tribute to Dean Martin and Bobby Darin. Thank you to all the vendors who took the time to participate;

Mr. Mikes, who provided the delicious martinis.

Mission Leisure Centre, who showcased Tri Fit Boxing for health and fitness

Congratulations Teresa Yu on your first year of business at the Cedarbrooke Chateau

http://www.oasis-retreat.com

   
Casa Del Sol Tanning Studio
Casa Del Sol celebrated their 11th anniversary with a fund raiser in support on the Woman's Resource Society of the Fraser Valley. We sincerely appreciate their support!

To find out more, please visit www.casadel.com

Shred-A-Thon
Mission's Vancity location hosted their 3rd annual Shred-A-Thon on September 11th, 2010. Gwen Atkinson, Grace Saris and the dedicated staff worked hard to promote this event. The parking lot was transformed into a carbon neutral paper trail to success thanks to the kind contribution from URBAN IMPACT RECYCLING. The shredding and recycling efforts raised $1068.99, exceeding last year's numbers. We would like to send a BIG thank you to Gwen and all the Vancity staff for their continued support.

 


Mediterranean Summer
in the Courtyard

 

Fronya fashion models, belly dancers, an inspiring female musician, superb volunteers and charming guests made up this first Mediterranean Summer in the Courtyard event.

On Saturday July 10th the Women’s Resource Society of the Fraser Valley hosted its 4th fashion show. This year’s show had a Mediterranean theme and we took it outdoors.

The evening was held in the private courtyard where Fronya Thrift Boutique store is located. The event brought in exuberant talents with shimmying hips, ringing zils and balancing swords. These undulating dance troupes dazzled the crowd in the summer evening heat. Singer/ songwriter Delaney Rose took time from her busy schedule to inspire us with her songs of hope and love.

Thank you to all of the guests, talent, volunteers, donors, sponsors and contributors to this fun night. Your support enhances ongoing programs for the women and children we serve.

   
 

Gal Affair

 

Gal Affair was held at Abbotsford’s Phoenix Lounge and was hosted by Vancouver Comedian Erica Sigurdson, an award winning comedian and writer.

Erica has been featured on Just for Laughs, Comedy Now, and CBC’s The Debaters. Gal Affair proved to be the ultimate girl’s night out.  A cocktail party, with shopping, great door prizes and lots of laughs! 

The fabulously talented and local artisans sold their jewelry and handmade beauty products, Fusion Hair Boutique painted nails and curled locks while the guests enjoyed appetizers and games.

Many thanks to all the volunteers and businesses that participated in the evening including: DJ Jackie, comedian Melanie, Divine by Deidre, JessicaRae Jewelry, Claudette with Arbonne, Tell Me Again garden statues, Monica’s Mobile Massage, Every Last Crumb Cupcakes, and Comedian Erica Sigurdson
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An Evening of Music and Dance

 

Valley Voices and the Women’s Resource Society of the Fraser Valley partnered up On December 2nd at the Abbey Arts Theatre for the first ever Evening of Music and Dance. Talented dancers and musicians from the Fraser Valley came together to showcase their amazing song writing, singing and choreography skills. The artists included Emily Harder, Brook Harris, Stephanie Spence, Victoria Duffield, Krystal Barrett, Emily Taylor Adams, Charlene Hart and a fabulous dance troupe from Dance in Motion! The talented Justine Davis acted as an efficient stage manager behind the scenes due to a tonsil emergency! Many thanks to all of the entertainers, Heavy D popcorn who graciously donated bags and bags of their all natural Sweet and Salty popcorn, our dedicated volunteers working the concession, selling 50/50 tickets and the Women’s Resource Society Raffle tickets, the Abbey Arts Theatre for providing a great atmosphere and positive energy and to Valley Voices who committed their time and efforts in the promotion of the show.

   
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The Women's Resource Society of the Fraser Valley
is working for the safety and security of women and children.

WRSFV Programs and Services are funded by: the Province of British Columbia: Ministry of Health, Fraser Health, Ministry of Housing and Social Development, Government of Canada: Health Canada, United Way of the Fraser Valley, District of Mission, Mission/Abbotsford Soroptimist International, Business, Service and Faith Groups, Individuals and fundraising initiatives.

Government of Canada


Province of BC


District of Mission

Ministry of Housing and Social Development Fraser Health BC
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