Bessie Wapp (centre) is one of the local performers in Womanginarium

Women’s Centre hosts carnival-theme fundraiser

At the Womaginarium: Carnival of Wonders, guests will be transported back to golden age of the travelling carnival

The Nelson and District Women’s Centre is hosting their third annual fundraiser Friday, November 29, at the Prestige Lakeside Resort.

At the Womaginarium: Carnival of Wonders, guests will be transported back to golden age of the travelling carnival and explore the mysteries of the imagination with some of the city’s finest performers, a stellar silent auction, and other carnival-esque fun with all proceeds going directly to supporting the Nelson and District Women’s Centre.

Step right up and be thrilled and amazed by the sights and sounds of Lisel Forst, Bessie Wapp, Sydney Black, Clinton Swanson, Krista Lynch, Slava Doval, KindredHeart and more! Learn the secrets of the future with fortune teller Michelle Mungall and the tarot readers, be adorned with henna and facepaint, and find magnificent treasurers at the silent auction. Dress the part in your finest, most fantastical attire.

“Not only is this event an opportunity to showcase the amazing diversity of talent in our community, dress up, and have fun,” said executive director Elena Banfield, “this annual fundraiser really has a significant impact on the Women’s Centre and allows us to continue to provide resources and support to the women and children who come here. The community has always been so supportive of this annual event, whether by being a part of the audience or donating items for our silent auction, and we’re excited to create something different and exciting this year.”

Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door, available at Mountain Baby, the Women’s Centre and Fairies Pyjamas.

Many thanks to Dr. Kelly Davidoff, Ric’s Grill, the Prestige Lakeside Resort, The Nelson and District Credit Union and the Nelson Star for their generous support.

The Nelson and District Women’s Centre has been a part of this community for over 40 years, making it the longest running rural women’s centre in Canada. The Women’s Centre receives approximately 3,000 visits each year. Without ongoing funding, it is the generous support of the community that enables the Women’s Centre to continue to provides resources, referrals, and support for women to become empowered in their own lives and engaged in their community.

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