Board of Directors 2018
Julie Daoust (President)
Juanita MacDonald (Treasurer)
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 Projects We Support
Coffee mugs - (that you can’t even sell at garage sales or give away) used by Ottawa Mission
Margarine containers & lids - (500ml size or smaller) used by Food Banks to give small amounts of detergent for example
Egg cartons - Used by food bank
Milk bags – used by Church/Youth groups who cut them into strips and then crocheted into ground sheets for victims of the hurricanes in Haiti
Milk & bread tags – school project in Eastern Ontario
Pop cans (whole or crushed) – donated to Habitat for Humanity – used for their projects in fund raising
Pop tabs – used towards making electric wheelchairs
Used postage stamps (please trim 1/8-1/4 inch around stamp) – donated to Stamp Collector’s services who in turn use the money towards funding the training of Guide Dogs for the Blind