Planning Committee 2019
Julie Daoust (program coordinator)
Juanita MacDonald (treasurer)
Jennifer Picard (member)
Lise Bergeron-Ion (member)
Linda Trudeau (member)
Susan Teichroeb (webmaster)
At its inception, the Vars and Area Women’s Business Network included successful entrepreneurs who live in and around the village of Vars, Ontario.
Our group has now grown to include a number of villages and towns; members are from Vars, Bourget, Carlsbad Springs, Chesterville, Crysler, Curran, Hammond, Limoges, Navan, Orleans, Ottawa, Plantagenet, Rockland, Russell, St. Isidore, and more.
We represent a variety of businesses united by the Vars and Area Women's Business Network (VAWBN) to network and support each other in our business endeavours.
VAWBN was founded in 1998 by Julie Daoust and Susan McNeely.
We at the VAWBN look forward to meeting you!
Recent Donations and Support
-Training service dogs for Vets & 1st Responders with PTSD)
-cancer victim in need of $ and home supplies
Families in need in this area
– Turkeys and groceries
Group Home in Vars
Naomi’s Women’s Shelter (Winchester)
Optimist Club of Vars
– Canada Day Events & Winter Carnival
Ottawa Youth Services (Homeless teens)
Rockland Women’s Shelter
VAWBN member with eye disease
Community/Environmental Projects We Support
Coffee mugs - (that you can’t even sell at garage sales or give away) used by Ottawa Mission
Egg cartons - used by local Food Banks to give out eggs by the dozen (they receive eggs in larger quantities)
Eyeglasses are delivered to Medical Ministry International for distribution to developing countries
Margarine containers & lids - (1 lb. size or smaller) used by Food Banks to give small amounts of detergent
Milk bags – are made into Sleeping Mats, delivered to Canadian Food for Children and shipped to development countries
Milk & bread tags – community project in Eastern Ontario - Plantagenet High School
Pop tabs - are delivered to Clifford Bowey School, Ottawa for disabled students
Used postage stamps (please trim 1/8-1/4 inch around stamp) – ONE USED POSTAGE STAMP FEEDS ONE HUNGRY CHILD FOR ONE DAY. Forwarded to Redemptorists Mission Stamp Burse who in turn send the raised funds to Canadian Food for Children