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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!

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