WI awards calendar proceeds

Proceeds from the Rock Creek Women's Institute 2016 Centennial Calendar were allocated to a resident who had lost their home to fire.

The Rock Creek Women’s Institute

The Rock Creek Women’s Institute (RCWI) assembled at the home of Judy Watson for its monthly meeting on Feb. 17, with 12 members present.

During the meeting, proceeds from the RCWI 2016 Centennial Calendar were allocated to a resident who had lost their home and possessions in the Rock Creek fire. The institute would like to pass on heartfelt thanks to those who purchased the calendar and enabled the much-needed donation.

There was also a presentation by Kena Manson, proprietor of K&K Meats, which recently opened shop at the meat cutting facility on Kettle Valley Road. Manson provided samples of her specialty sausages, infused with spices and fruit, which were well-received by members.

On Feb. 20, the RCWI ladies provided coffee, baked goods and lunch for the FireSmart program session at the Rock Creek Fairgrounds. All unused food was donated to Vivian Browne for the Food Share program.

The RCWI would like to offer special thanks to Vicki Gee and the RDKB grants in-aid program for hosting a Food Safe Level 1 course last fall. Two RCWI member attained their certification at the one-day course.

The Federated Women’s Institutes of Canada (FWIC) in partnership with the International Peace Garden invites applications for the FWIC Peace Garden Scholarship Program. This initiative will provide a leadership opportunity for a young woman (18 -22 years old) from each province across Canada to participate in a one-week educational program (Aug. 21-27) at the International Peace Garden located on the Manitoba and North Dakota borders.

This program is for young women interested in leadership, marketing, social media, horticulture, public relations, arts, inspiring others, and positive social change. Community and volunteer experience are assets. The deadline is April 15. More information may be found at www.fwic.ca.