UFCW 247 Women’s Committee reaches out at Mother’s Day BBQ

From left to right: Kathleen Allen, Tima Dickerson, Cathy Maw, Dawn Stevenson, and Sandra Peters of the UFCW 247 Women's Committee.

Metro Vancouver, B.C. – May 17, 2018 – Members of the UFCW Canada Local 247 Women’s Committee reached out to the community for Mother’s Day by hosting a barbecue for women and children who have been impacted by domestic abuse.

Held at a second-stage housing facility for survivors of domestic violence, the Mother’s Day BBQ enabled women and children at the facility to have a special day of their own with a full meal and child care services provided by volunteers. 

At the barbecue, attendees were offered a range of food options – including gluten free, vegetarian, and Halal – to ensure that everyone’s dietary needs were accommodated.

“It was great to see the changes in the children and how much they’ve grown, and to hear about the difference this facility is making in the lives of those who have been impacted by domestic abuse,” says Tima Dickerson, Chair of the UFCW 247 Women’s Committee.

The UFCW Canada Local 247 Women's Committee regularly organizes and participates in activities that make a difference in the day-to-day lives of women. To learn more about the committee, visit their website.