Chili Fest 2021 is an annual fundraiser organized by Interval House of Hamilton with proceeds supporting Flamborough Women’s Resource Centre.
Flamborough Women’s Resource Centre (FWRC) is a program of Interval House of Hamilton and supports women and children experiencing family violence, trauma and/or abuse and living rurally. Women living rurally often experience family violence differently than women living in urban settings and her ability and options to leave family violence is also impacted by rural living. Barriers for women living rurally often include transportation, lack of public transportation, lack of services/lawyers/safe spaces, privacy, animals (farm and domestic) and reliable internet/communication. With the support of the City of Hamilton, FWRC was opened to support women living rurally and continues to serve women through a “rural lens”.
Chili Fest 2021 will see a welcome expansion with more restaurants, small businesses and bakeries participating. Respecting COVID-19 precautions, participating restaurants will offer a “chili-inspired” menu item with proceeds directed towards FWRC. Patrons can visit several participating restaurants over the weekend and try different menu items. Follow Chili Fest 2021 on Facebook at: @chilifestflamborough
Chili Fest 2021 – Date: Friday September 24 to Sunday September 26, 2021.
Supporting a local women’s shelter by attending a fundraiser is a great way to support the fight against gender-based violence. Look forward to seeing you there!