Vivalogue Successfully Publishes Book as Fundraiser for Women’s Shelter

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Vivalogue, a Canadian specialty publisher, helps local women’s shelter raise $20,000 by publishing an oral history of women’s stories.

This project is more than a successful fundraiser.These profiles inspire our clients to overcome the challenges in their lives. They remind us all of the strength and resilience of women.

Vivalogue Publishing today announces the launch of Grace, Grit and Gusto: Profiles of Remarkable Royal City Women. The book is being launched in New Westminster on December 6 to coincide with Canada’s National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. One thousand copies of the book will be sold at $20 each, generating $20,000 for Monarch Place, a transition house which annually helps more than 250 women and children fleeing domestic violence.

This book was researched and written by New Westminster authors who each volunteered her time to profile of a woman, past or present, who has made a significant contribution to the city, province or country. The achievements of these women, which include athletic, professional, political, social and cultural feats, have been largely overlooked by conventional histories. The contributions of New Westminster businesses and community organizations paid for design and printing costs so that 100% of proceeds could be donated to Monarch Place. Books will be sold at the launch event and online.

"This project is more than a successful fundraiser,” said Monarch Place Executive Director Lorrie Wasyliw. “These profiles inspire our clients to overcome the challenges in their lives. They remind us all of the strength and resilience of women.” Vivalogue director Lynn Duncan agrees. “Creating this book rekindled civic pride and forged many new community relationships. It reminded us all of the power of women working both individually and collectively."

ABOUT VIVALOGUE: Vivalogue specializes in community-based publishing projects which often have a fundraising objective. In 2011, it published Voice From Grandview Woodland which raised $7,000 to combat homelessness. It also published Because You’re My Mother as a fundraiser for Plan Canada. Vivalogue is also publishing For King and Country: 150 Years of The Royal Westminster Regiment. More information is available at http://www.vivalogue.ca.

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