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CWAV Society's 3rd Annual Gala Fundraiser - Masquerade Ball

Arbutus Ridge Golf Club in Cobble Hill, BC, Canada


CWAV Society continues to raise money for second-stage housing for women, with and without children. These vulnerable families need supportive housing while they settle their affairs. Attending our event and bidding on silent and live auction items is a fun way to contribute to affordable housing in the Cowichan Valley.

This is our third Building Fund Gala and it's a Masquerade Ball! It's taking place Saturday, October 28, 2017 at the beautiful Arbutus Ridge Golf Club. It features a gourmet buffet dinner, live and silent auctions, special draws, and dancing to Hey! Mr DJStormin' Norm Jackson will be our MC and auctioneer for the third year running!

Festivities start at 6 PM for cocktails (cash bar), the opening of the silent auction and the purchase of tickets for several exciting draws. Dinner is at 7 PM, the live auction at 8 PM and music and dancing to Hey! Mr DJ from 9 to 11. The silent auction closes at 9:30. Draws are made between 10 and 10:30.  

Tickets to the Ball are $100 each or you can purchase a table for 8 at the discounted price of $750. Purchasers of individual tickets will receive a tax receipt for $40. The tax receipt for a table is $280. Table receipts can be split among the table members at $35 per individual. If you wish us to distribute the tax receipts in this way, email with names, addresses and email addresses of those who wish individual receipts.

You can also donate a ticket so one of our clients can attend. Tickets donated to clients receive a tax receipt for $100, the full amount of the ticket. 

If you would like to be placed at a table with others, email with names of the people you'd like to sit with.

Tickets, table tickets or tickets for clients can also be purchased by cheque, cash or credit card at our new office at 246 Evans Street in Duncan, V9L 1P8. Office hours are M-F 9:30 to noon and 1 to 4. Mail cheques to the office or call 250-748-7000 and we can process your credit card over the phone.

 All tax receipts will be mailed out in early November.

As we get silent and live auction items, they will be posted on our auction site and a programme of items will be available at the event. People will be able to bid on auction items on-line between October 13 and 27. The high bid on-line will become the opening bid at the event on the 28th. People unable to attend in person will be able to keep bidding at the event by telling us in advance how high they are prepared to bid.

Violence and Resistance Professional Development Workshop

Duncan Ramada in Duncan, BC, Canada

In this interactive workshop we will address our collective work to resist and transform Rape Culture. We will address the structural oppressions that create the conditions for this on going oppression, and consider creative responses to both the people who are victimized by assault, and the people who commit these assaults. This work is informed by bell hooks’ ideas that “feminism is for everybody” and will address how patriarchy is complex and doesn’t serve many men, especially those in marginalized locations, as well as women and gender non conforming people. We will discuss ethical stances for this work that hold the people who have suffered assault at the centre, alongside a call to account, responsibility and compassionate response to people who enact violence.

This professional development workshop will be facilitated by Vikki Reynolds, Ph.D, R.C.C.


Vikki Reynolds PhD RCC is an activist/therapist who works to bridge the worlds of social justice activism with community work & therapy. Vikki is a white settler of Irish, Newfoundland and English folks, and a heterosexual woman with cisgender privilege. Her experience includes supervision and therapy with refugees and survivors of torture, sexualized violence counsellors, mental health and substance misuse counsellors, housing and shelter workers, activists and working alongside gender and sexually diverse communities. Vikki is an Adjunct professor and has written and presented internationally on the subjects of resistance to 'trauma', ally work, justice-doing, a supervision of solidarity, ethics, and innovative group work. Vikki's book Doing Justice as a Path to Sustainability in Community Work, is available free on her website along with articles and addresses (

Tickets are $75.00 and includes lunch. Purchase your tickets online by following the link below or contact the CWAV Society office at (250) 748-7000.

Proudly sponsored by CWAV Society in support of the
16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence

November 25 - December 10, 2017.

CWAV Society's Open House

CWAV Society Office in Duncan, BC, Canada


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