We are excited to welcome you back to our annual fundraising event - LIVE at
5-Star Catering in Surrey. Join us on August 20th as we present an evening of
inspiration, entertainment, prizes and fun! Celebrate the amazing women and girls who are changing their lives and changing the lives of other women and girls in our community and beyond.
Relax, visit with your friends, and enjoy 5-Star's delicious dinner buffet before we begin our program. Check out our silent auction and bid on your favourite items. Be entertained by our Vivacious Ventriloquist, Norma McKnight.
Our goal this year is to increase the funds we can contribute to women and girls of Surrey/Delta and continue to make significant differences in their lives and in our community. Our Dream Programs provide cash awards and/or recognition for women and girls in our community who are returning to school, doing extraordinary things, and contributing to the betterment of our community:
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The Vivacious Ventriloquist Show!
Martin Short says - “Hands-down the best ventriloquist I've seen. I loved the subtlety-really funny and
unpredictable. Level of ability is wildly impressive! Really, really a good ventriloquist."
Norma McKnight and her hilarious cast of characters enthrall audiences around the world, on cruise ships, at festivals, casinos, comedy clubs and corporate events. Norma’s outstanding ventriloquist techniques were showcased on The Comedy Network and featured in an international Coke Zero Sugar television
commercial “Nailed It”
Ventriloquist Norma McKnight cleverly combines
ventriloquism, comedy, improvisation, audience
participation and music too! This show is a must see!
Vivacious Ventriloquist Norma McKnight:
For a Gal who Doesn’t Move her Lips -
She Sure has a Lot to Say!
Follow Norma on her Facebook Page at:
Norma McKnight Ventriloquist
Our Dream Programs
Our Mission: To improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and
Many of our award recipients have told us that one of the biggest changes in their lives stemmed from
knowing that a strong community of successful women believed in them. When you educate a woman, you change a generation.
Live Your Dream Award financially supports women in our community who want to obtain the skills, training or education necessary to improve their employment status and standard of living for themselves and their family. Past recipients, many of whom have overcome enormous obstacles including poverty, domestic
violence, and drug/alcohol abuse, have used the awards to offset costs associated with their efforts to attain higher education.
Violet Richardson Award is a recognition program for young women 14-17, and the award is given to a local girl whose volunteer activities make the community and world a better place.
Ruby Award is given to a local woman who best
represents the values of Soroptimists and
contributes to improving the lives of women and
children in Surrey/Delta. As part of her award a
financial donation is made to a local charity of her choice.
Dream It, Be It: Career Support for Girls targets girls in secondary school who face obstacles to their future success. It provides girls with access to professional role models, career education and the resources to live their dreams.
Community Organizations We Support:
“We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.”
Surrey Food Bank—Tiny Bundle Program for
expectant & new moms.
Youth Unlimited—Education opportunities and hope for young mothers and their children who are caught in the cycle of poverty.
Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland—Surrey at-risk youth benefit from participation in mentoring programs. This also creates volunteer hours enriching our
communities and inspiring female volunteerism.
Cloverdale Community Kitchen—Benefits all food
insecure individuals by providing them with ample fresh and non-perishable food items, toiletries, baby items, and clothing when requested.
Delta Boys & Girls Club (Delta)—Provides preteen girls with a safe space where they can connect with positive adult role models and form positive
relationships with their peers in a social environment.
BeaYOUtiful Foundation— Programs to instill the value of self-worth and self-love in young women,
inspiring them to build confidence through acts of
passion, kindness, community and connection.
Solid State Community Industries—Let Her Talk
program: a peer support network in Surrey BC
supporting racialized young women who are
encountering gender-based violence
Kindred Community Farm—Supporting their new farm school that promotes connection with the earth, to animals and to community.
Our Club Projects:
Baby Layettes—Supplied and distributed by SI Surrey/Delta members to single moms who are in need of assistance with their new babies.
Mastectomy Pillows—Handmade Pillows by the sewing group at Peace Portal Alliance Church for women at the Cancer Centre.
No Barriers. PERIOD—Launching our new period poverty project to provide free menstrual products to our local libraries. Visit our FB page for more info: https://www.facebook.com/NoBarriers.PERIOD
Soroptimist International of Nairobi Central—Provides reusable menstrual hygiene products to school girls in Kenya.
Soroptimist International of Surrey/Delta
Soroptimist International of Surrey/Delta, chartered in 1995, has contributed significant financial support to our Dream Programs and Community Programs, as well as many club volunteer hours on behalf of local Surrey and Delta organizations, committees, and projects that support our mission.
SI Surrey/Delta - proud members of Surrey Board of Trade and Provincial Council of Women BC.
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Visit our website to learn more about us and the programs and community organizations we
Soroptimist, founded in 1921, is an international
volunteer service organization for women. We improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment. We are a global volunteer organization of women working together in 122 countries. Programs include education grants for women, girls' mentoring, volunteer opportunities, and campaigns against obstacles facing women, including sex trafficking and violence
Soroptimist International is an NGO with consultative status in the UN.
Where are the funds being directed?
All proceeds are being directed to our Dream Programs (Live Your Dream Awards, Violet Richardson Award, Ruby Award, Dream It, Be It: Career Support for Girls).
Can I receive a tax receipt?
As Soroptimist International of Surrey/Delta is a Service Club, we cannot provide a charity tax receipt.
Any business sponsorship or donation is tax deductible as a Public Relations/Marketing expense.