Chatters Salons is partnering with a non-profit organization to help girls in Africa. You can help out simply by getting a haircut Sunday.
On May 24, Chatters is partnering with Women Leading Change (WLC) to host a one-day fundraising event called A Beautiful Cause, which is aimed at building a school for girls in Northern Uganda.
In Africa girls are not typically given access to education, despite making up for 50 per cent of the population. Only 23 per cent of girls living in poor rural areas complete primary school.
The goal of this event is very specific; 100 per cent of the cost of all haircuts will be used to build and furnish nine classrooms, construct a multi-purpose dining hall for 1,600 students, build and furnish a library, build a second 108-bed girlsâ€™ dormitory, and construct two new teachersâ€™ housing units. The target for Sundayâ€™s fundraiser is $100,000 between the 98 salons from B.C. to Newfoundland.
Haircuts can be made by appointment, or by drop-in, with limited spaces available.
Chatters has been involved with WLC since 2012, working specifically with Patongo School.
If youâ€™re interested in doing your part, the local Chatters is located almost across the street from our offices, at 20202 66th Ave. The number is 604-514-6968.
Youâ€™ve heard of getting half corked by drinking too much with friends.
Youâ€™ve undoubtedly uncorked a bottle of wine or two in your life, even if you havenâ€™t imbibed yourself.
But have you ever taken part in the BC Uncorked, a food and wine festival aimed at helping the Ride to Conquer Cancer and specifically the B.C. Cancer Foundation?
Well, the reason Iâ€™m telling you about this May 30 event (www.bcuncorked.ca) in Port Moody, is the direct involvement of one of Langleyâ€™s own.
Patrick Murphy from Vista Dâ€™Oro Farms & Winery in South Langley is participating, along with more than 40 B.C. wineries, and 10 local restaurants and food companies.
But it was while researching this long-standing event (now in its 11th year) that I discovered Vista Dâ€™Oro is joining forces with fellow Langley wineries Chaberton Estate Winery (formerly Domaine de Chaberton), Township 7 Vineyards & Winery, and Backyard Vineyards in a fun country wine tour this coming weekend.
This event is Sunday, May 24 from noon to 4 p.m. and is the Campbell Valley Wine Route, these wineries being located in and around the Campbell Valley area.
All four participating wineries will offer entertainment, edible treats and the release of their spring wines.
New Shackletons are performing at Township 7, Robyn and Ryleigh Gillespie are performing at Backyard (almost literally in their backyard), Cory Risling performs at Chaberton.
Sorry, not sure whoâ€™s performing at Vista.
I would appreciate hearing from some of those who participate in this event. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.