Gumboot Girls give over $3,000 to the Comox Valley Transition Society
Gumboot Girls delivering cheque to Comox Valley Transition Society (In this photo: Michele Vanderwoude CVTS Director Resource Development, DIG Writers Olive Scott, Gerri Minaker, Ardith Chambers, Cara Tilston, Sue Wheeler, Susan Sandland, Jane Wilde, Monika Terfloth, Jeanine Maars, Heather Ney CVTS Executive Director, Sally Gellard) Photo supplied by the Gumboot Girls.
The Comox Valley Transition Society was given a cheque from the Gumboot Girls worth over $3,000.
The money came from the annual sales of the gumboots book, ‘Dancing In Gumboots’, which a collection of unique stories of women who travelled to the Comox Valley in the 1970s.
Executive Director of the Comox Valley Transition Society, Heather Ney says the money will go a long way for the organization.
“It is absolutely critical these days, with the fire that we experienced and the difficulty we’re having to raise enough funds now to operate all of our programs. It’s very helpful and necessary in order for us to continue with all the things we were doing previous to the fire.”
She added that the donation is amazing because it shows just how supported the society is here in the Comox Valley.
“We have had tremendous support from the community always, and of course, it was really was stepped up with the fire. We continue to be well supported and were just so delighted to be apart of the ‘Dancing In Gumboots’ book.”
The group’s book, ‘Dancing In Gumboots’ is the sequel to ‘Gumboot Girls’, another anthology of stories from young women who left their city surroundings and moved to the north coast of B.C in the 1970s.