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2017 Changemakers Announced!

February 28, 2017

It is our pleasure and honour to announce these exceptional Salt Spring women as important contributors to our Island community through their volunteerism:

Barb Aust

Michelle Bennett-Peters

Lottie Devindisch

Susan Grace

Marguerite Lee

Margaret MacKenzie

Anne Marshall

Melanie Morris

Victoria Olchowecki

Kisae Petersen

Lise Poitras

Wendy Vine

Tiffany Wightman

 

LIFETIME CHANGEMAKER AWARD: 

Maggie Ramsey

Please join us in offering heartfelt congratulations to each of the Award Winners and join us to celebrate them all on

International Women’s Day

Wednesday, March 8th, at ArtSpring from 7 – 9pm.

Tickets are $25 and benefit SWOVA’s programs for youth violence prevention.

Please consider donating or sponsoring a ticket for another attendee if you cannot be at the event!

Are you Adopted?

Are you Adopted?

Identity is a topic that is regularly talked about in our programs. Sophia Coopman, who has a Jamaican mom and a dad with European roots, wrote a blog about it. Sophia didn’t inherit the brown skin of her mom, which triggers total strangers to ask her if she’s...

Best Books to Read for International Women’s Day

Best Books to Read for International Women’s Day

Leading up to International Women’s Day, we asked Sophia vom Bauer Jackson, service manager at the Salt Spring Island Public Library, to make a list of contemporary female-focused books. This is her Top 5 (fiction and non-fiction) plus some extra recommendations (all...

Healthy Risk Taking is about Growing and Developing

Healthy Risk Taking is about Growing and Developing

Teenagers crave and seek risks. It helps them to develop and grow. We often think of risk-taking as dangerous, but risk-taking is not always negative. Healthy risk-taking – like hiking up a mountain, riding a unicycle, or performing on stage – helps kids build...

Social-Emotional Learning during the Holidays

Social-Emotional Learning during the Holidays

School is almost out, and students will have a well-deserved break from class. However, learning doesn’t have to stop completely as soon as school is out for the year. The holidays are the perfect time to practice kindness and generosity. We've curated five tips to...

Never too Young to Remember December 6

Never too Young to Remember December 6

On December 6th, 1989, the day that fourteen young women at l’École Polytechnique in Montreal were killed by a gunman as a deliberate act of violence against women, Quinn Mulherin (21, she/they*) wasn’t born yet. She learned about the tragedy years later when she...

The Past and the Future of the Core (Inn)

The Past and the Future of the Core (Inn)

Salt Spring Island does not have a lot of facilities to accommodate young people, but we do have The Core (Inn) on McPhilipps Avenue. It is a safe place where island youth can come together to hang out, play music and games, and where snacks and healthy food are...

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