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April 12, 2012

Fundraiser for Osborne House

A fundraiser on May 4 at 5:30 pm at 
Area Night Club, 1792 Pembina Hwy

Tickets are $20 and funds will be donated to Osborne House. 

They will also host a silent auction and 50/50 draw to raise money 
for the women and children's shelter.

If you can help in any way, please phone 204-942-7373 or 204-942-3052.

Dave Gaudreau, the MLA for St. Norbert, has planned the event in memory of 
Shannon Scromeda, who was killed in April 2008 as a result of domestic violence. 
Gaudreau said it's imperative the shelter gets more funding, as its services empower 
women who are victims of domestic abuse.

The Province of Manitoba is working with the CEO of Osborne house to review the shelter program to prevent cutting back services.

Barbara Judt, the CEO of Osborne House, met with provincial officials March 26 to discuss the ramifications of a financial shortfall.  "I'm delighted that the province is working in collaboration with us.  This is really good news for the shelter and our clients," said Judt.

Osborne House has seen a 75 per cent drop in donations. Judt said the women's shelter would have to cut back services if it couldn't come up with additional funds.
In March an appeal to the city for additional funding was denied.
Others have already stepped in to try and help the financially troubled women's shelter.

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