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Dress up and step right-up to Womaginarium, A Carnival of Wonders and Curiosities

The Nelson & District Women’s Centre 4th Annual Fundraiser is back Friday (November 28) at the Prestige Lakeside Resort.

“We’re excited to bring the carnival theme back this year with even more pizzazz” says coordinator, Jade Gregg, “and we’re curious to see your wonders too, so slap on some suspenders and come on down to see what’s up our sleeves.”

Travel into the fascinating and mysterious world of performance art with some of the Kootenay’s finest; Oxygen Orkestar, The Show Cats, Sadie Spins, Slava Doval, Krista Lynch, Lisel Forst, Soniko, Craig Korth & Julie Kerr, and more.

Doors open at 7 p.m. with Nelson’s very own Cultural Ambassador Amy Bohigian acting as Master of Ceremonies, and a spectacular silent auction. Tickets are $20 at Otter Books, Mountain Baby and the Women’s Centre, 420 Mill St, and $25 at the door.

All proceeds benefit the Nelson & District Women’s Centre.

“This is our 4th Annual Fundraiser, an event that we rely on to make sure that we can continue providing the services that we’ve been able to offer in the community for over forty years," said Karoline Kemp, Co-Director of the Women’s Centre.

"That we are the oldest running rural women’s centre in Canada is a testament both to how much our services are needed in Nelson, but also to the incredible amount of support we’ve had from community members to make sure that we can keep our doors open.”

The Women’s Centre receives roughly 3,000 visits each year, and provides resources, referrals and support for women to become empowered in their own lives and engaged in their community.

Without on-going, reliable funding, the Women’s Centre relies on events like the Womaginarium to sustain its’ programming.