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Thank you!

Thank you to the men and women who attended last night’s comedy event and silent auction. Because of their generosity, we raised $850 for Fit Active & Beautiful.

Find out more about how you can help a FAB Girl to acquire goal setting skills and improve her self esteem by providing an opportunity for her to participate in the FREE, 12-week FAB Girls 5K Challenge or FAB Girls Empowerment Program:

http://www.fitactivebeautiful.ca/sponsor-a-fab-girl/

January 23 2017 under Fundraisers

Soroptimist is hosting our 2nd Annual Comedy Night!

Where : Tracie’s Place, 592 Upper James St, Hamilton (905 538 0795)

When : Sunday January 22, 2017. The show will be from 7.00 to 9.00pm.
Come at 6pm to purchase dinner and a drink, and bid on the Silent Auction table.

Tickets are only $15 per person.

Tickets available : from a Soroptimist you know, or email Janet at janet.barnard (@) sympatico.ca

All funds raised are in support of Fit Active & Beautiful.

The free ‘FAB Girls 5K Challenge’ program removes the barriers of participating in sport by providing each FAB Girl with a new pair of quality running shoes, transportation and paid entry into community runs, a personal goal-setting journal, healthy snacks, and ‘I’m FAB’ t-shirt. FAB Girls tell us they have made new friends; are more active; achieve goals; feel they’re a stronger runner; feel inspired; and their coaches are encouraging and provide a comfortable environment. Find out more »

Comedy Night January 2017

January 6 2017 under Fundraisers, SI-DAF Events

Laughing for Women and Girls

Come out and laugh with us to support women and girls in our community.

What’s happening? It’s a comedy night!

Where : Traci’s Place, 592 Upper James St, Hamilton (905 538 0795)

When : Sunday November 22nd. Come at 6pm to purchase dinner and a drink. The show will be 7.30 to 9.30pm

Tickets : $15 : gift table : 50/50 draw

Tickets available : from a Soroptimist you know, or email us at soroptimistdaf@gmail.com

All proceeds go to support women and girls in Dundas, Ancaster and Flamborough.

November 1 2015 under Fundraisers

Loonie Toonie Auction – November 2015

The 2014 Loonie Toonie Auction was yet another huge success. Lots of excitement and winning of excellent prizes – with 300 plus women and some brave men having a good time. Close to $18,000 was raised and will be used to assist vulnerable women and girls in our community over the next year. Thanks to all who participated.

This fall we will not be hosting the Loonie Toonie auction. We’ve got lots of fun being planned for so please stay tuned for more information!

August 6 2015 under Fundraisers, SI-DAF Events

Awards Gala 2015

SIDAF had another successful Awards Gala in June of this year. Together with Past Mayor Bob Brattina, his wife Carol and Councillor Judi Partridge we all enjoyed an excellent dinner at Dundas Golf and Curling Club after which we honored our award winners.

Natasha of Interval House and Flamborough Womens Resource Centre – winner of our Ruby Award. This award honours women who have worked to improve the lives of women and girls through their professional and/or volunteer work.

Rahanaz winner of our Live Your Dream Award. This financial award assists women who provide the primary source of financial support to their families by giving them the resources they need to improve their education, skills and employment prospects. Rahanaz is photographed here with, from the left Bob Brattina previously Mayor of Hamilton, Rahanaz’s daughter, Rahanaz, Carol Brattina, Pauline Hardcastle President SIDAF, Rahanaz’s son.

We’d also like to take this opportunity to thank our sponsors for their generosity:
Randi Warner from PartyLite, Choices in Dundas and Pauline’s Fine Art.

July 4 2015 under Fundraisers, SI-DAF Events

Annual Loonie Toonie Auction

It’s that time of year when we start gearing up for the Annual Soroptimist Loonie Toonie Auction.

This year’s event will be held on Wednesday November 12th at Marritt Hall, Ancaster Fair Grounds. There are over 100 great auction items to be won at this loonie-toonie style auction, plus Santa’s Wine Raffle and Door Prizes.
We will sell out quickly every year. Tickets are $30 and includes a light dinner with a new caterer and a cash bar. Doors open at 5 for Cocktails and Auction Pre-view. The auction will be from 7 to 9:30 pm.

There is a Santa’s Wine Refrigerator, generously donated by a member of Soroptimist, filled with 18 Bottles of Wine that could be yours. Tickets are 5 for $20. Your Soroptomists have tickets on hand for the event and the draw, or write to us at soroptimistdaf@gmail.com for more information.

We are also looking for baskets – you know the ones that you have stored under the stairs because you can’t throw them out. We would be delighted to make good use of them.
Here’s our flyer with all the details:

October 4 2014 under Fundraisers

27th Annual Soroptimist Awards Gala

Honouring Remarkable Women in Greater Hamilton at the 27th Annual Soroptimist Awards Gala

Hamilton, Ontario — On June 6th 2014, Soroptimist International of Dundas Ancaster Flamborough will celebrate the 27th Annual Soroptimist Awards. We will gather to honour three remarkable women and the impact they have made on women and girls in our community.

We invite you to join us in the newly renovated Dundas Valley Golf & Curling Club banquet hall and enjoy their signature Prime Rib dinner (or a meatless alternative). Network with your peers, while acknowledging this year’s award winners and nominees. Individual tickets are $80 each, with seating of 8 per table.

The Soroptimist Women’s Opportunity Award, our cornerstone program, has been providing funds for Education and Training grants in Dundas, Ancaster and Flamborough since 1987. This award provides cash grants for women who, as the head of their household, are seeking to improve their lives with the help of additional education and training. Over the past 5 years, nearly $15,000 has been disbursed through our award-winning Women’s Opportunity program.

The Violet Richardson Award recognizes young women ages 14-17 engaged in volunteer action within their communities or schools. The award is given to young women whose activities are making our community a better place to live.

The Ruby Award honours the first Soroptimist Federation President, Ruby Lee Minar. A ruby is also a deep red gemstone associated with wisdom, importance, vitality, strength, vivacity, power and love: all words embodying the strong and compassionate women who are our award recipients. Soroptimist Ruby Awardees are women who have worked to improve the lives of women and girls in our community through their professional and/or volunteer work. This year we recognize three nominees: Anne Marie Collingwood from the YWCA Hamilton, Sharon Gallant founder of FAB: Fit Active and Beautiful, and Natasha Dobler from Interval House of Hamilton.

Following the awards ceremony, DJ Patryk of Liquid Entertainment is eager to get us dancing; amidst the opportunity of further networking, mingling and celebrating the amazing work being done to change the lives of women and girls in Greater Hamilton.

AWARD GALA EVENT DETAILS
Where: Dundas Valley Golf & Curling Club, 10 Woodleys Lane, Dundas, Ontario
When: Friday June 6, 2014
Time: 6:30 p.m. Dinner served at 7 p.m.
To order tickets: soroptimistdaf@gmail.com

Sponsorship opportunities for the Gala are available »

About Soroptimist

With almost 80,000 members in 120 countries and territories, Soroptimist International is (we are) a worldwide organization for women in management and professions working through service projects to advance human rights and the status of women.

Soroptimist connects women: to each other, to the local communities in Greater Hamilton and to the world. Together, we focus on issues such as domestic violence, poverty, lack of adequate child care, sexual harassment, inequities in the workplace, and other challenges unique to today’s women. Over the past 5 years, over $124,000 has been raised by Soroptimist International of Dundas Ancaster Flamborough to support women and girls in Greater Hamilton area.

Contact Information
Brooke Gordon, President
Soroptimist International, Dundas Ancaster Flamborough
soroptimistdaf@gmail.com

April 26 2014 under Fundraisers

Annual Loonie Toonie Auction

It’s that time of year when we start gearing up for the Annual Soroptimist Loonie Toonie Auction. This year we recognize Hello Gorgeous as the title sponsor for our event and would like to thank Brenda Russell for her ongoing support.

This year’s event will be held on Wednesday November 6th at Marritt Hall, Ancaster Fair Grounds. There are over 100 great auction items to be won at this loonie-toonie style auction, plus Santa’s Wine Raffle and Door Prizes.

We will sell out quickly every year. Tickets are $30 and includes a light dinner with a new caterer and a cash bar. Doors open at 5 for Cocktails and Auction Pre-view. The auction will be from 7 to 9:30 pm.

There is a Santa’s Dual Zone Frigidaire Wine Refrigerator, generously donated by Jigg-Saw Solutions Inc, filled with 18 Bottles of Wine could be yours. Tickets are 5 for $20. Your Soroptomists have tickets on hand for the event and the draw, or write to us at soroptimistdaf@gmail.com for more information.

We are also looking for baskets – you know the ones that you have stored under the stairs because you can’t throw them out. We would be delighted to make good use of them.

Here’s our flyer with all the details:

Annual Christmas Auction

Santa's Wine Fridge

Santa's Wine Fridge

September 21 2013 under Fundraisers

Car Wash for FWRC

Congratulations Christine Aarlat on your successful car wash in aid of Flamborough Women’s Resource Centre!  Christine and her crew of faithful friends did the honours in washing while DAF’ers Brooke (along with x-DAF’er Councillor Judi Partridge) waved at and flagged down cars, while Sandy manned the donation bin.

We raised $600  (up from $440 last year) on Saturday.

Boston Pizza fed the volunteers again, KX94.7 stopped in to do a radio spot for us and they mentioned CT&G Automotive, Soroptimist DAF, and the Women’s Resource Centre.  Sandy donated the wash buckets and soap, as well has her time and expertise, Brooke helped out all day at the event, Shirley lent us the drying towels again this year.  Thank you thank you :)

CT&G Car Wash

August 6 2013 under Fundraisers

Are you Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?

Are you smarter than a 5th grader??

Have fun testing your team’s knowledge (or lack there of). We will form teams of 6 or BYOT (Bring Your Own Team). Doors open at 6pm, Trivia from 7. There will be a light meal and cash bar, raffles, 50/50 and a feature draw for a $500 Entertainment Basket (winner need not attend).

Join us at the the Royal Canadian Legion 79 Hamilton Street North, Waterdown.Tickets are $25.

March 18 2013 under Fundraisers