March 8 is International Women’s Day (IWD)
and SWOVA’s opportunity to celebrate!
Together we will honour exceptional women who volunteer their time and talent, energy and enthusiasm in our community. This year SWOVA is partnering with Volunteer and Community Resources (VCR) to help us identify women volunteers of all ages, cis and trans, who make – and have made – a significant difference to the well-being of Salt Spring’s diverse community.
We have sought and received nominations from non-profit societies, organizations, groups and individuals to recognize women for their exceptional work in the arts, education, social and health fields or in the environmental, agricultural, sport communities including everyone from youth to seniors!
This year SWOVA will honour Women Volunteers as Changemakers
at our “Tapas and Treats” event
at ArtSpring 7:00 to 9:00pm on Wednesday, March 8th, 2017.
Please join us for an evening of celebration, inspiration and fundraising!
Tickets are $25, available at ArtSpring Box Office.
Tapas, Treats, Cash Bar! Entertainment, Awards, Silent Auction
Since 1911, International Women’s Day (IWD) has been an opportunity to recognise exceptional achievements of women. To celebrate IWD this year SWOVA will be honouring Emerging Leaders – young women who are already making exceptional contributions to life in the Southern Gulf Islands.
We are seeking nominations from the community of girls and young women (up to 39 years old) who have been an inspiration to other women, changed their community or world, challenged barriers, or demonstrated leadership in other ways that have impressed you.
These young women will be celebrated at the second annual Changemaker Awards dinner on Saturday, March 7, 2015, at the Harbour House Hotel and Organic Farm. Our MP, Elizabeth May, will present the awards to the nominees.
Tickets for the dinner last year sold out early and Islanders were clamouring for more. The event was so inspiring and well-received that SWOVA has decided to make the event an annual celebration and fund raiser. Dinner tickets will go on sale on February 7, 2015 and can be purchased at Salt Spring Books for $35 each.
To Nominate a Young Changemaker:
Please tell us in 450 words or less why you think your nominee should be honoured as an Emerging Leader. Provide contact information for yourself and your nominee. Due to the popularity of last year’s event and because there are many amazing emerging leaders in our community, we will only be celebrating the first 15 nominations received. Nominations will close when 15 have been received or at 5pm on February 4th, 2015 – whichever comes first.
Send entries via email to: email@example.com or snail mail to SWOVA, 344 Lower Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC, V8K 2V3. For more information call: 250-537-1336 (Office hours: Monday to Thursday, 9 am to 5 pm.)
SWOVA empowering youth for a better tomorrow