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Shoppers Drug Mart focuses on women’s issues donating more than $15,000 to Haven House in Parksville

Organizers of the second annual Shoppers Drug Mart fundraising golf tournament hope to donate more than $15,000 to Haven House in Parksville this year.

“We have so many great prizes I really have to think,” said co-organizer Lori White with Shoppers.

“We have golf passes, golf bags, restaurant certificates, something from the Canucks, they haven’t told us what yet, gift baskets, spa packages,” she said, giving a partial list.

She said Shoppers Drug Mart focuses on women’s issues and the staff chose Haven House because they could see they were doing good work and are always short of funds.

The Parksville Qualicum Haven House, a joint project of the Society of Organized Services and Nanaimo based Haven Society, provides shelter to women and children fleeing violence.

As The NEWS recently reported the local house hosted 578 stays last year and was full

76 times.

Scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 29 at the Eaglecrest Golf Club, registration opens at

11:30 a.m. with a shot-gun start at 12:30 p.m.

Entry is $85 for the best ball format event includes 18 holes, a cart, prizes and burger buffet.

The tournament is open to all, but expected to sell out early, so sign up now. To register call White at 250-954-7939, Susan Sherrard at 250-927-5018 or either at Shoppers at 250-248-3521.

For information on Haven House visit http://havensociety.com or call 250-248-3500. To access the shelter call 1-888-756-0616.

Anyone experiencing abuse or any immediate danger should call 911.

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