Cpl. Laurie Rock of the Penticton RCMP with other participants at the SOWINS Walk to End Abuse Sunday. (Mark Brett - Western News)

SOWINS raises more than $50,000 in walk

Penticton’s Walk to End Abuse was held in early June

The South Okanagan Women in Need Society raised more than $50,000 in its recent Walk to End Abuse.

The sixth annual walk, presented by Parkers Chrysler Dodge Jeep, was held June 1 at Rotary Park in Penticton, with more than 100 participants and spectators.

“Because of you, we were able to help more women, youth and children understand and overcome the impacts of abuse,” a statement from SOWINS read.

READ ALSO: Break the silence. Stop the violence — Okanagan women’s group

READ ALSO: Penticton Boston Pizza steps up commitment to SOWINS Walk to End Abuse

The event featured the iconic flag installation representing the number of clients that accessed services in the past year, including 8,443 bed stays for women and children, 1,580 crisis calls answered, and unfortunately 1,534 women and children that could not be sheltered.

“Although we live in a small community the number of individuals accessing our services and programs, continues to grow year after year. That is why the message sent by all the donors and walk attendees is so powerful. We are letting all those affected by violence and abuse know that we stand with them, and we are walking for awareness and for change,” said Veronica Mora, executive assistant.

Boston Pizza in Penticton, owned by the George Family, hosted the Walk Launch and donated drinks and appies for all attendees. The event raised $14,800; many thanks to Boston Pizza, and the George family.

The team from Hidden Chapel Winery won the prize for the team who raised the most money. This is the third year the winery has won this distinction. Grant Thornton had the greatest number of team members at the event. Amber Getchell of BMO Penticton was the individual who raised the most money in the event.

The seventh annual Walk to End Abuse will take place on June 7, 2020.

To report a typo, email:
news@summerlandreview.com
.



news@summerlandreview.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Lakestone community unveiled in Lake Country

Mayor Baker, MLA Norm Letnick and MP Stephen Fuhr joined in the ceremonial opening

Okanagan-Shuswap Weather: Summer sun for Sunday

The forecast for the week ahead shows some rain but plenty of sun and warm tempertures.

Update: Structure fire reported in Kelowna industrial area put out

A structure fire was reported just after 3:30 p.m. off Sexsmith Road

Kelowna e-scooter company foils downtown robberies

OGO Scooters staff helped return stolen property three times in 1st week of operations

Olympian brings women empowerment in sports to Kelowna

Two-time medalist Natalie Spooner joined the Girls Rock the Rink event

July showers wash out half of the Okanagan’s cherry crop

Cherry growers say this is the worst season they’ve seen in decades

Community service ordered for Princeton man who stole from firefighters

A young man who stole food and money from the Princeton Volunteer… Continue reading

Okanagan rainbow crosswalk defaced

Vandals cover colours with white paint in District of Coldstream sometime overnight Saturday

B.C. VIEWS: NDP pushes ahead with Crown forest redistribution

This isn’t the time for a radical Indigenous rights agenda

Two dead in two-vehicle crash between Revelstoke and Golden

RCMP are investigating the cause of the crash

Ottawa fights planned class action against RCMP for bullying, intimidation

The current case is more general, applying to employees, including men, who worked for the RCMP

Alberta judge denies B.C.’s bid to block ‘Turn Off the Taps’ bill

He said the proper venue for the disagreement is Federal Court

Hespeler had connection to Mennonite migration

Home in Summerland was built in 1907, moved when the highway was changed

Most Read