Thursday, May 8 - Sunday, May 11 Niagara Falls Sportsplex



Thursday, May 8 - Sunday, May 11 Niagara Falls Sportsplex
E.L. Crossley breaks a World Record!
The E.L. Crossley Women’s Crew decided
that they were going to break a world record
by rowing 100 km in less that 7 hours and 22
minutes. Not only did they break the record,
but they also beat their fundraising goal, by
raising $2,250 for Women’s Place!
A HUGE Thank you to Alex, Carly
and the entire Women’s Crew at
E.L. Crossley and of course to all
the donors who supported their
Thursday, May 8 - Sunday, May 11
Niagara Falls Sportsplex
3710 Sinnicks Ave Niagara Falls
We sell only the best quality books, music, movies and puzzles!
You’ve gotta see it to believe it
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Our Committed Volunteers – Behind the Scenes at Book Riot
Have you ever wondered how all of those Book Riot books were organized into such precise categories? One of our
dedicated Book Riot committee members explains the process:
“We receive donations of books throughout the year. We sort those donated books into
categories; box them; remove any soiled, moldy, or torn books and recycle…unsuitable
books. Often we begin sorting books for the next year, a week or two after the Book Riot.
Sorting sessions usually last up to three hours and involve from six to twelve or more
volunteers. Sorting is sometimes done on a weekly basis.”
Book Riot simply would not happen without our sorting volunteers, members of our Book
Riot Committee, and the approximately 150 volunteers who show up to help during the
week of the event.
Our complete volunteer team includes 250 dedicated souls who help us with governance,
committee work, donation sorting, childcare, office work, grocery shopping, raising
awareness and funds at Women’s Place and community events, and so much more. Currently, we are in particular
need of committee and board members. Think you would like to help? Contact Jennifer M. (ext. 239 or email
[email protected]).
Are you a current volunteer who would like to learn more about Women’s Place? Volunteer orientations are
scheduled for June 9 (6pm), September 20 (10 am) and November 6 (6 pm). Contact Jennifer M. to reserve your spot!
South Niagara Salons say “Cut it Out” to domestic violence
Throughout March 2014, salons across Niagara South hosted Cut it Out events in
support of Women’s Place. Salons and stylists gave generously of their time and
talent and we are so grateful – thank you!
The Niagara College Hairstyling Techniques program hosted a kick-off for the event,
with College president Dan Patterson and members of the executive receiving
haircuts at the College salon.
Girasole Salon & Spa, Metamorphis Styles, Nino D’Ambra Hair & Aesthetics,
Sears Hair Studio, The Revival Salon opened their doors and donated proceeds
from their salon services to us, while Classi-Cuts raffled off a prize basket to
one lucky winner. Philip Anthony’s Coiffure sold 50-50 tickets for the event,
and Xcess Hair by Anita collected donations on our behalf.
The final tally is still being counted, but more importantly the salons & stylists
raised awareness of domestic violence in the communities that we serve, and
for this we are very appreciative.
Our “Thanks!” to those salons who participated, along with their clients,
donors and supporters – we could not have done it without you!
Ask your salon if they are participating in Cut it Out 2015!
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The Niagara Prosperity Initiative: Helping us
to Stop the Cycle
Last year, the Niagara Prosperity Initiative (NPI) provided generous funding
that allowed us to build partnerships and raise awareness of dating and
domestic violence in our communities. We are pleased to announce that this
funding has been extended once again to support our efforts in 2014!
While we continue to offer educational programming to school and community
groups throughout our service area, this grant will be particularly helpful in
improving awareness of our services in some of the lower-income areas of
Welland. If you know a business, social service organization, school or other
organization that might be interested in learning about the work we do and the
issues of dating and domestic violence, please contact Jennifer
McQuestion (ext. 239) or Noelle Antkowiak (ext. 228 ).
Let’s work together to stop the cycle! To pledge your support to the Public Education Program,
please call 905-356-3933 ext. 239.
DATE! 14
24, 20
Fri., O
Join us for a fun afternoon of competition and camaraderie! With room for
only 44 teams to vie for bowling supremacy, there will be plenty of action on
and off the lanes.
The tournament includes two games of bowling, followed by 3-course dinner
and fabulous Silent Auction at Club Italia. If you can’t participate, consider
sponsoring a bowler, making a donation to the event, or contributing an item
to our Silent Auction.
So gather your friends, family and coworkers, dust off your bowling shoes,
and come out to have a great time! Start recruiting your team members now
and reserve your lane by calling Jennifer at 905-356-3933 ext. 241 or by email
at [email protected]
Keep up-to-date on tournament details at
MARK YOUR CALENDAR! Friday, October 24, 2014
Tournament Locations: Cataract Bowl & Strike Rock ‘N Bowl
Dinner & Silent Auction: Club Italia
100% of proceeds support the programs and services provided
by Women’s Place of South Niagara Inc.
• Women’s Place of South Niagara Inc. • PO BOX 853, Niagara Falls, ON L2E 6V6• P: 905-356-3933•
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Thank you to the many families and businesses who
donated to our clients at Christmas!
Family First Chiropractic, Henry Schein, Elementary Teachers Federation
of Ontario, Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association, PenFinancial Credit
Union, BMO King Street, Chippawa House, Niagara 21st Group, Fallsview
Casino, Doggy Doings, Beauty Supply Outlet and Lowe’s!...
To name just a few!
Thank you to RBC for their
recent donation to support
the programs and services
at Women’s Place!
Katharyn has been fundraising for Women’s
Place since 2012. She’s has begun her 2014
fundraising campaign for WPSN already by
weaving bracelets on her rainbow loom and
will be donating the proceeds from her sale
to Women’s Place.
Thanks for all that you do for
our clients Katharyn!
Scotiabank branches across
Niagara and Hamilton donated
$2,100 to support our clients.
Thank you Scotiabank!
In 2013, the Shoppers Drug Mart Tree of Life
Campaign raised an incredible $15,016 to
support our programs and services!
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Prior to mailing your donation, please check with your employer, either Human Resources or Finance Department, to confirm whether there is a matching
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Your tax receipt will be issued promptly.

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