2018 FASHION SHOW A BIG SUCCESS
Over $5000. was raised in support of the SI Peterborough programs. Hats off to Karen Doherty (chair) and the committee for their hard work in making this a memorable event.
Soroptimist International Peterborough (SI Peterborough) held their annual Fashion Show at the Royal Gardens Retirement Residence on April 22nd. Fashions were provided by Style Boutique, Sheila’s and Classic Lane, My Left Breast, Addition Elle and Mark’s. Event highlights included Teresa Kaszuba (CHEX TV Morning Show) as the emcee and a surprise visit by Roger, the Peterborough Petes mascot.
Over 200 people attended the event. Proceeds raised by ticket sales and the basket raffle totalled over $5000.
The funds raised at this event will be used to support our programs including Dream It Be IT (DIBI) and our Live Your Dream Awards. These programs support young women in our local community by helping them to achieve their goals said Julie Coleman, President Soroptimist Peterborough.
Thanks to the many donors of door prizes and raffle items and to the volunteer models and store managers. A complete list of donors can be found at the SI Peterborough website (http://soroptimistpeterborough.ca/).
SOROPTIMIST OF THE YEAR 2018 ANNOUNCED
On April 4th 2018, Irene James (centre) was selected as SI Peterbourough’s Soroptimist of the Year. The award was presented by President Julie Coleman and Christine Mulvihill. Congratulations to Irene!
70 YEARS MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF WOMEN AND GIRLS
On November 17, 1945, Soroptimist International chartered a club in Peterborough, Ontario. 70 years later, Soroptimist Peterborough is still going strong.
On Saturday, November 7, 2015, November 8 to November 14 was proclaimed as Soroptimist International Week in Peterborough. Members, guests and community partners celebrated 70 years of service to the community at a gala dinner dance at the Holiday Inn Waterfront, in Peterborough.
Keith Riel, on behalf of Mayor Bennett, read the proclamation recognizing the club for its many contributions to improve the lives of women and girls, through programs leading to social and economic development in our community and around the world.
Local television personality Teresa Kaszuba MC’d the evening program recognizing the efforts of dedicated volunteers as contributing to the longevity and success of the club. She shared greetings from MPP Jeff Leal.
Long associations with women’s health initiatives, the YWCA crossroads program and Cameron House Shelter for women were highlighted as some of the successful community partnerships the club has fostered over the years. Live Your Dream Education & Training Awards for women were also featured.
A photo montage, “Believe in the Power of Soroptimist” was presented to assembled guests.
A highlight of the evening was a speech by RoseMary Reid, president-elect of Soroptimist International of the Americas. RoseMary outlined her journey from local club president, to Eastern Canada Region Governor, SIA board member and finally, President Elect of the Federation.
Photos by Andrej Baca; Richmond Hill Photography