Fun gala evening in Cowichan Valley a chance to support fight against abuse

“We have really high stats in this Valley for abuse. We need to do something about it and this is one way to start.”

“We have really high stats in this Valley for abuse. We need to do something about it and this is one way to start,” said Kate Marsh, urging Valley folks to get out and support the CWAV gala fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 5.

Cowichan Women Against Violence is aiming to raise money for 40 units of affordable housing for women and kids, and a gala event at the Cowichan Golf and Country Club is just the way to do it.

It all starts with cocktails at 6 p.m., with a buffet dinner at 7 p.m., an auction featuring Stormin’ Norm Jackson at 8 p.m., and dancing to live music by the Lake Cowichan Tenors starting at 9 p.m.

Marsh urged everyone to buy their tickets now.

“I have been involved with helping Cowichan Women Against Violence work towards building second stage transitional housing for women and their children who are fleeing abuse.

“As a woman with lived experience, I am passionate about this project, which would allow women and their kids, safe, supportive affordable housing for up to two years. The municipality has donated the land near the Sherman Road ball fields, and transit and elementary schools. A group of professionals has donated their expertise to do a feasibility study and many individuals and businesses have donated time and goods to help this cause.

“The evening will be a fun, feel good, do good night that you don’t want to miss,” Marsh said.

Tickets are $85 each or $680 for a table of nine. Thirty-five dollars from each ticket is tax deductible. Get tickets from the CWAV Society office at 255 Ingram St. in Duncan or reserve by email at cwav@cwav.org by phone 250-748-7000.