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Black Dress Gala 2024

Each year, Archway Society for Domestic Peace works extremely hard to provide a wide range of supportive services for survivors of domestic and sexual violence in the North Okanagan community. On May 25, 2024, we’re excited to finally bring back the Black Dress Gala Fundraiser to help us with this mission.

This will be the first time this event has been held since 2019 and we are thrilled to bring it back to the community! As one of Vernon’s most popular events we know with your help we can make this our most impactful fundraiser yet!

Archway Society has been hosting this event for over eight years. This year, we’ve made a few updates, including a new venue and date. As you are aware, costs have increased exponentially since 2019, meaning support from local businesses is more important to us than ever before. A successful event will ensure that we can continue supporting survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Through community programs, we can provide accessible and free counselling for women, children and families, outreach services for women in rural areas, victim support through the justice system and advocacy services for children and youth who have been abused or neglected.

This glamorous ladies night event is being held at the Coldstream Community Hall. An evening of extraordinary women, style and celebration! Archway Society for Domestic Peace is pleased to be hosting the 9th annual Black Dress Gala fundraiser.

The evening will begin with a welcome beverage as you take in the glitz and glamour of the brand-new Coldstream Community Hall. Guests will enjoy a delicious dinner catered by the locally owned, award-winning Gumtree Catering. There will be an amazing Live auction as well as a raffle to win incredible prizes!  Then we will dance the night away with one of the Okanagan’s only female DJ’s – Sunset Sound Escapade DJ!

Proceeds from this event will go towards Archway Society’s community programs, supporting survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. All funds stay in the North Okanagan and directly support Archway’s work with women, children and families.

For more information about the event, please visit our Black Dress Gala page.

Tim Hortons Holiday Smile Cookie Fundraiser

For more than 25 years, Tim Hortons guests have come to know and love Tim Hortons annual Smile Cookie campaign. Now, to celebrate the gift of kindness and to help make a difference this holiday season, Tim Hortons is launching its first-ever National Holiday Smile Cookie Campaign.

From November 13 – 19, 2023, 100 percent of proceeds from each Holiday Smile Cookie sold will be donated to local charities and community groups across Canada. The campaign was created to give guests an opportunity to give back this holiday season and help to continue making a difference in their communities.  This year, we are so very excited to announce that Archway Society for Domestic Peace has been selected by the five local Vernon Tim Hortons as a recipient of this fundraiser. Guests can visit a local Vernon Tim Hortons starting November 13 and purchase a Holiday Smile Cookie for $1.50, and help give back to our community this holiday season.

50% of your purchase of Holiday Smile Cookies goes to Archway Society For Domestic Peace to support survivors of domestic and sexual violence in the North Okanagan
And 50% goes to Tim Horton’s Foundation Summer Camps.

The Tim Hortons Holiday Smile Cookie has a base of white chocolate sugar cookie, infused with red and green sprinkles, all while being adorned with white icing to form the iconic Smile Cookie smile.

Cookies are also available by pre-order with a minimum order of 12 cookies at 3 Vernon locations;  5205 25 Ave.(Okanagan Landing), 2501 58 Ave (Walmart), and 3510 27 St (next to Co-Op Gas).  Click here to download your Holiday Smile Cookie Pre-Order Form and drop off or email to one of the three locations listed on the form.  Bulk orders require a minimum of 24 hours notice, before the cookies can be picked up and payment is due upon pick up.

We hope you’ll share this sweet offer with friends and family and share the goodness at work too! If you have any questions, contact Monica at engagement@archwaysociety.ca