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Women with Purpose Award

8 March 2012

ggscf_fvc_mary_sheffield-awardsMarch 8th, 2012 was International Women’s Day and the GGSCF was invited to the Fred Victor Centre (FVC) Women Fundraising Event. Approximately 250 women attended the fun-filled event with wonderful donated prizes that were auctioned off to support the FVC’s Women’s Hostel. Following the silent auction, women began to enter the Glenn Gould Studio for the evening’s entertainment-fashion show and to receive the Mary Sheffield “Women with Purpose” Awards. Mary Sheffield’s vision is what led to the development of the FVC, which today addresses poverty and homelessness. Along with Sarpreet, the award winners included a lady who after many years of abuse, both substance and physical, had the courage to turn her life around and now works/volunteers at the FVC. In the older category was a sister who has dedicated her life to help the under-privileged and is an inspiration to others. Sarpreet received the young women award for her volunteer work and was nominated by Renu Duggal. Part of the award was a donation that Sarpreet split between the GGSCF and the FVC. It has been sometime since the GGSCF has been able to volunteer at the FVC due to restructuring, but we are hoping to continue volunteering in the near future.