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Posted: November 13, 2021

Making a difference in the Elk Valley

Eveliene Eijsermands

Members of 100 Women Who Care Fernie (100WWCFernie) gathered virtually for the second time this year, raising $10,200 at the final Giving Event of 2021.

The 100 Women Who Care Fernie is a group of Elk Valley women who share one goal; to use their collective donations to make an immediate, direct, and positive impact on the lives of people in our communities.

Two local organizations were chosen to each receive $5,100 in support of the great work they do in our local communities.  The recipient organizations are Elk Valley Suicide Task Force and Rocky Mountain Village Auxiliary Society.

“Thank you to 100WWCFernie for their incredible support and for helping move the needle forward on breaking stigmas and helping us expand our reach and our awareness. Suicide affects everyone, especially in a small community like ours. Without the support and assistance from amazing organizations such as 100WWCFernie, our impact wouldn’t be as dynamic, and our force wouldn’t be as strong,” said Eveliene Eijsermands, Director – Fernie Suicide Task Force.

100 Women Who Care Fernie is 100% volunteer supported, donating all monies raised to local organizations.  Since its December 2020 launch, 100WWCFernie members from across the Elk Valley have gathered virtually to support three Giving Events, raising a total of $27,600.00 and distributing the funds to seven local organizations.

The next Giving Event takes place on May 6, 2022.

To learn more, go to or email [email protected].

Lead image: Judy Harrold accepts Rocky Mountain Village Auxiliary Society’s share of funds provided by 100 Women Who Care Fernie. Photos submitted 

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