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Butterfly release goes this Thursday
An endeavour by the North Point Douglas Women’s Centre to release hundreds of butterflies will take wing Thurs., June 28 in Michaelle Jean Park.
"It will be a great evening with proceeds from the night going to the NPD Women’s Centre to continue supporting services we provide to the community," said executive director Elaine Bishop.
The fundraising feast, which will include food and entertainment, will kick off at 6 p.m. with a summer toboggan race, followed by traditional drummers and dinner.
A live auction will precede the release of hundred of butterflies in the park at 8:30 p.m. The evening will wrap up with a performance by the Norman Chief Memorial Dancers.
The feast will also mark the first public use of the North Point Douglas Women’s Centre’s community oven, which was recently constructed in Michaelle Jean Park.
Bishop said the oven will be a permanent resource for the area and is the first community oven in Winnipeg.
"We expect the oven will become a place for people to gather and learn, cook, eat and share," she said.
Area resident Bernice Lee said she looks forward to the community sharing that will go on around the oven and food-related projects.
"It should get people out of their homes a bit more, sharing and learning new cooking skills."
Bishop said the idea to use butterflies as the focal point of the event was a no-brainer.
According to legend, by making a wish and giving a butterfly its freedom, the wish will be taken to the Great Spirit in the heavens and granted.
For more information visit www.butterflygalanpdwc.com or www.northpointdouglaswomenscentre.org
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