Brenda Wilson is comforted by her colleagues and supporters as she recounts the story of her sister, Ramona, who was murdered in 1994 in Smithers, during the MMIW gathering and information session hosted by the MMIW Drone Search Team and Splatsin First Nation at the Splatsin Centre in Enderby Monday morning. From left, Freda Ens, Brenda Wilson, Terri Chhina and Katherine Thwaites. (Morning Star file photo)

Valentine’s Day fundraiser for MMIW drone search team cancelled

The event was set to take place Thursday but was cancelled Monday due to an organizational “miscommunication”.

The Valentine’s Day dinner and dance in Enderby that was set to be hosted by MMIW drone search team has been officially cancelled.

The event was to take place on Thursday, Feb. 14 at the Splatsin Community Centre in Enderby and planned to include a three-course dinner, a dance with a live DJ and a raffle.

“We were not able to book the Splatsin Center due to no sponsorship so we had no choice but to cancel the dinner and dance,” said organizer Stacy Starchuk Hayes.

Original story: Valentine’s Day fundraiser for MMIW drone search team

She announced the cancellation of the event on Facebook on Monday, Feb. 11.

“Due to miscommunication, this dinner and dance is cancelled. The people that have all ready bought tickets please message me for a refund. I’m so very sorry. I will be contacting everyone today and returning all donations and refunding tickets,” she wrote.

Though she told the Vernon Morning Star that she’s saddened that the dinner and dance was cancelled, but the group is hoping to make it up to the community.

“We will be having a dinner, maybe later in the spring if we get enough donations by then.”

She said that details regarding the make-up dinner will be released as soon as they have a space and donations to make sure it will be possible and successful.

Related: Search for missing women to continue

Related: Missing women remembered at Enderby gathering

To report a typo, email:

Follow me on Twitter @BrieChar
Email me
Like us on Facebook.

Just Posted

Vernon Mission bundles up for Coldest Night of the Year fundraiser

Coldest Night of the Year walk looks to give a unique perspective on sleeping rough

Regional district seeks $13 million to get rolling on Rail Trail

Federal grant would pay for a paved path from Sicamous to Armstrong

Vernon missionary helps feed Guatemalan children

Seeds to Harvest brings Gleaner’s food to those in need to relief efforts.

BC SPCA investigates Okanagan woman with prior animal abuse convictions

BC SPCA is investigating a property near Vernon

Former Vernon fire chief sues City after termination

Keith Green’s civil claim says that he believes he was wrongfully terminated

Sell regulated heroin to curb B.C.’s overdose problem: report

B.C. Centre on Substance Use points to organized crime and money-laundering as contributing factors

B.C. legislature moving suspended staff controversy to outside review

Whale watching, Seattle Mariners trips billed as emergency preparedness

More people signing up for compulsory vaccines

Maple Ridge mom says public tired of hearing about measles

Thieves steal bottles, mattress from recycle depot

Chase RCMP still investigating theft of tires, generator from commercial garage

UPDATE: Man charged in stabbing of woman, off-duty cop outside B.C. elementary school

Manoj George, 49, is facing two counts of aggravated assault and two counts of assault with a weapon after the incident on Wednesday, Feb. 20.

Why do zebras have stripes? Perhaps to dazzle away flies

Researchers from University of Bristol look into why zebras have stripes

Cold War Cabaret offers song, slam poetry and sock puppets

Devon More returns to Shuswap with Berlin Waltz, March 16

Poll: More voters believe Canada doing worse under Trudeau government

22 per cent believed the country is doing better and 27 per cent said things are the same

Shuswap athletes help Team BC to podium at Canada Winter Games

Speed-skater wins bronze, ringette player contributes to playoff victory

Most Read