Community Support

New Charity for 2019 – 2021

Fraser Valley Quilters Guild has a new charity for 2019-2021 .

We are proud to announce that the “Writers’ Exchange”: Literacy Programs in Vancouver is our choice.

The Writers’ Exchange after-school program includes outdoor activities, crafts, and snacks as well as the chance to read and write for over 700 inner-
city students. They create publications from scratch — the kids brainstorm ideas, then write, edit, and present their finished product. Individualized attention from volunteer mentors boosts their reading, writing and self-confidence.
Writers’ Exchange programs are free for the kids, youth and families they serve, so they depend on volunteers and donors.

FVQG is looking forward to learning more and working with the “Writers Exchange” Literacy Programs.

For more information, please visit the website below.

http://vancouverwe.com/

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COPS for CANCER TOUR de VALLEY 2019

The guild has again collected quilts for the Cops for Cancer Ride, that was held September 19-27, 2019 . This is our 14th year we have been donating quilts to this very worthwhile event.

The Tour de Valley Ride will consist of approximately 15 emergency response members i.e. RCMP, Firefighters and Border Guards who ride their bicycles 600 KMS from South Delta to Boston Bar and back to raise funds for Pediatric Cancer research and Camp Goodtime. Each rider carries a photo of their buddy, the child for whom they are riding and who is either on cancer treatment or in remission. A quilt is then presented to the Buddies at the Opening Ceremonies. Other quilts are handed out during the Ride itself to children who may live outside the lower mainland or a family member who may need a ‘hug’.

The quilts can be unisex or boy/girl specific approximately 40” X 60”. Bright cheerful colours and ages 5- 16 are the norm but infants and younger children can also be afflicted so all sizes are appreciated as the children grow and some quilts can be taken to newly diagnosed children in hospital.

Carole Hando

If there are questions I can be contacted by e-mail chando@shaw.ca