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100 Women Who Care Dawson Creek fly $12,700 to DC Air Cadets

The GDI was the place to be Monday night.

Dynamic women who care about community assembled this evening at the GDI to award the Dawson Creek Air Cadets with more than $12,000.

The 100 Women Who Care Dawson Creek Chapter met for the eighth time this evening to hear from Tamera Golinsky from the DC Art Galler, Jannah Kohlman from Nawican Friendship, and Capt. Lorne Stromquist with 353 Mile Zero Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron - all on hand to present to the 100 women group.

Chante Patterson-Elden and Annette Jalbert emceed the evening. Jalbert noted online donation are helping keep the group caught up – which now officially sits at more than 150 women.

“This is a dynamic group of women,” said Jalbert.

“We are making a $10,000 difference twice a year,” added Patterson-Eldon.

More than $115,000 has been raised over the two years of the group’s existence.

Cpt. Stromquist noted that training quipment, including a cold weather tent would be purchased with the funds as well as other equipment and recruitment tools such as hoodies, t-shirts and hats for cadets to help spread the word about the squadron.

"Cadets participate at no cost. This is the oldest most northern squadron, established in 1943 teaching leadership, problem solving and time management.”

The 100 Women Group will meet again this March.