Women of Oliver for Women (WOW) have once again donated $500 on behalf of their Swinging Skirts golf tournament fundraising event, which will be held at Nk’Mip Desert Canyon Golf Course on Friday, September 7, 2018. Thank you for the continued support, ladies!
If you want to support WOW by participating in this fundraiser, book your spot now by calling: 1-800-656-5755 or 250-498-2880! There will be lots of fun and prizes to be had.
Kevin from Kevin’s No Frills in Oliver called us, and they are doing a two-week in-store campaign (starting today, July 27) called “Give a little, Help a lot.” Each customer checking out is asked if they want to donate to us, usually a toonie – and at the end of two weeks, the cumulative donation is passed on to us.
It’s that simple! Please think of us and the families we provide assistance to while you shop for your groceries.
On July 14, 2018, Fairview Mountain Golf Club hosted a golf scramble fundraiser for Highway to Healing Support Society. 21 Teams of 5 people each played a mixed scramble as well as a chipping and putting contest. 30 additional people joined us for dinner and a silent and live auction. 45 items were bid on during the silent auction and 12 more were available for the live auction.
This was the first time H2H has put together this fundraiser, and the volunteers, directors, and participants all agree it was a successful event.
We had an incredible amount of support from the community, and a significant amount of money was raised to aid families from the South Okanagan in their times of need.
Thanks to everyone’s great support, ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED! If you want to inquire about paying or if there is any remaining space, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or contact an H2H Director.
Here’s a quick preview of some of the items that’ll be up for auction on July 14th at Fairview Mountain Golf Course:
- 4 BC Lions Touchdown Tickets
- Weekend at the Hyatt Regency in Calgary + Stampeders tickets
- Weekend at the Pacific Gateway Hotel in Vancouver + Whitecaps Tickets
- 1 Week stay at a condo in Cabo San Lucas
- Picnic set from Interior Savings
- Ben Hutton signed Vancouver Canucks Jersey
- BBQ Tool set
- Glass art from Kathy Mercier
- Kids golf clubs
- Wine from Blasted Church, Fairview Cellars, Noble Ridge Vineyard
.. and many more!
On July 14, 2018, Fairview Mountain Golf Club will be hosting a golf scramble fundraiser for Highway to Healing Support Society!
There will be a chipping contest at 1pm, and the shotgun start is at 2pm!
Teams of 5 will play an 18-hole round of Golf, which is followed by a buffet dinner in the restaurant. There will be a live auction, silent auction, 50/50, door prizes, and hole prizes! Cost for entry is $130 per person, or $100 if you’re already an FMGC member, and includes dinner, green fees, and cart rental. We accept payment through credit card, your PayPal account, by e-transfer from your online banking to email@example.com, or in person through an H2H director.
On June 10, 2018, H2H once again hosted a family bike ride fundraiser for the fourth year in a row. There was a 30km long ride and 5 and 10km short rides. 100% of the registration fees, donations, and pledges went toward helping Oliver, Osoyoos and Ok Falls families in need!
Registration included bike maintenance before the event, refreshments at break stops during the ride, a meal in the park after the ride, activities for children, a T-shirt commemorating participation, and chances to win door prizes.
There was 40 participants, and over $5000 was raised for South Okanagan families in need!
What began at a visioning session of the Oliver Rotary Club in 2011, has over the last six years turned into a much needed, successful registered charity. The Highway to Healing Support Society’s mission is to assist local families with their travel expenses incurred when they are receiving medical treatment for their children outside our area.
2017 began with a bang! With a unanimous vote our society enlarged our support area to include Okanagan Falls, Osoyoos and Area A of the Regional District of the Okanagan Similkameen, we revised our vision statement and our Policy and Procedures to recognize the expanded service areas. Over the last two years we have had the support of a generous benefactor, combined with the continued support of our community members and our fundraising efforts we have a healthy bank balance that has allowed the expansion. What we thought was many years down the road has come to fruition quite quickly and unexpectedly. We are thankful!
Joan and Ernie spent time reformatting our Constitution and Bylaws to ensure we meet the new requirements of the BC Society Act, we are grateful to Joan for assisting Ernie with this exacting job, they did fabulous! We continue to miss Joan, we have not quite filled the void she left with her retirement to the island.
We have financially supported 5 families this past year gifting a total of $12,000.00 dollars.
Alesha reached out to the families we have assisted over the past few years asking for their assistance in providing testimonials, we have received letters of appreciation from several of them, these offer us insight and assist the board in the decision making with regards to the amount of funding required for families when travelling. As a board it is important to have feedback from the families that are assisted by the society, we are thankful to those that responded.
We have been active within our communities, Ernie & Gail attended an Osoyoos Rotary Meeting raising awareness that we have expanded our area of assistance. Alesha & Jim attended the WOW Mainly for Woman Trade Show, again having a presence within our community. Gail & Alesha set up an information booth at the First annual Art Walk, we received donations from the artist that auctioned off hand painted wine barrels it was a successful event. We were invited to attend the WOW Tea and Tanya & Gail gratefully accepted a donation from these amazing woman! Alesha assisted the ATB Watersports fundraiser in Osoyoos this past summer, they donated all the monies raised and their staff donated their time on this well organized event day. We held our 3rd annual Ride to Provide, this event is gaining momentum each year. We have generous corporate sponsors that assist us with the cost of hosting this event. With the addition of the Monster houses and face painting, the Lions and Lionesses helping us to create a great BBQ lunch we have created a great fun filled family day.
Looking forward to 2018, H2H would benefit if we can continue to raise awareness in our communities, perhaps finding a few groups that would assist us in fundraising activities in Osoyoos and Okanagan Falls.
Mark your calendars, we will be in attendance at the WOW Mainly for Woman Trade Show Saturday Feb 17. We will be attending the Art Walk again this year. We will host our 4th Ride to Provide on Sunday June 10, and we are very excited to announce with the assistance and planning of Rochelle Newstead and Fairview Golf Course our 1st hopefully to be annual golf scramble Saturday July 14th.
Our society is committed to continue to assist children and their families as long as there is a need. The board of directors would like to THANK Jim Cade for his service on our board over the past two years we are grateful for the compassion and guidance you provided, we wish you well in your new volunteer activities in Penticton. We also wish Riley Martin well in his move to Victoria and his next venture in the academic world, although he is giving up his position on our board, he will continue to be involved as best he can over the next several years while he pursues his education, we are extremely thrilled he will still be involved!
We welcome this year two new directors that we are extremely excited to have join us, Tracy MacFadden and Russell Work, both are active volunteers within our community we are lucky to have them bring their individual expertise to our board, moving forward we believe we are a diverse group of directors each contributing immensely to our mission.
Lastly we would not be able to assist these families without the generous support of our communities, we receive donations is many ways, through our Website, in memoriam, our fundraising efforts our corporate sponsors and service clubs. We appreciate any and all donations we receive!