CAWES event supports programs

The Central Alberta Women’s Emergency Shelter is hosting it’s 18th annual fundraiser in support of women and children in the community on March 8.

The Central Alberta Women’s Emergency Shelter is hosting it’s 18th annual fundraiser in support of women and children in the community on March 8.

The Destination’s Dinner and Auction is the major fundraiser, accounting for more 30 per cent of the shelter’s annual revenue.

Last year, the fundraiser raised more than $65,000 in support of families affected by serious criminal domestic violence.

But this year, due to rising shelter costs and higher client turn-away rates, the organization hopes to raise $75,000 in order to fully serve the community.

“In order to continue to offer the level of services that we have, and to help as many people as we can, we need to up our fundraising goals,” marketing and development co-ordinator Anna Robertshaw said on Friday.

A large portion of the funds will go toward the 24-hour crisis help line, which receives more than 25,000 calls a year. Another portion will go to the shelter’s Child Support program, which hopes to break the generational cycle of violence.

The evening will feature a live auction with many destination vacation packages up for grabs.

“It is a great time. We tried to do something unique here. Everyone wants to go on vacations,” Robertshaw said.

Tickets can be purchased for $150 each or $1,200 for a table by contacting Robertshaw at 403-597-4142 or by emailing

The event will be held at the Black Knight Inn. Cocktails are at 6 and dinner is at 7 p.m.

More information can be found at

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