Category Media Release
We’re thrilled to be the charity of choice for Fuel Good Day 2020! On September 15, fuel up at the Prince George Co-op Gas Bar and $0. 10 per litre will be given back to our organization for those in need. Need a coffee or a slushy? We’ ll get $1 each from those, too. Don’ t forget to head inside for store specials that will also give us $1 back as well.
For the past 31 years, the Semiahmoo Rotary Charity Golf Tournament has raised more than $1. 4 million to fund many community projects. Normally held in June, this year’s golf tournament has been postponed until Tuesday, September 08 and modified for Covid-19 safety. “Although this event was at risk of being cancelled earlier this year, the incredible news is that it’s now sold out with 144 golfers attending and, for the first time ever, there are two ways in which members of the public can participate and support their community at the same time, ” explains David Young, CEO of SOURCES.
Across BC, anti-violence service providers have reported an increase in gender-based violence along with a corresponding demand for help as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to UN Women, with 90 countries in lockdown, four billion people were sheltering at home because of COVID-19 during the month of April. While the lockdown was a necessary protective measure, unfortunately, it also brought with it a different danger since lockdowns increase isolation as well as time spent with an abusive partner. With tensions mounting from health and financial concerns, a lockdown can become a perfect storm for controlling, violent behaviour behind closed doors.