Quest Society plans activities

The Summerland Quest Society for Hearing Enhancement has planned events in its ongoing fundraising efforts.

There is nothing that keen Summerland women can’t do, when they are brought together in the name of community service.

The Quest Society for Hearing Enhancement is a non-profit woman’s service society whose mandate is to improve the lives of the deaf, hard of hearing and speech impaired; to aid in the reduction of hearing loss in youth and to assist women and children in need.

Since 1997, Quest has raised and donated $107,366 to charities and individuals in Summerland who meet the society’s mandate.

Last year, the members of the Summerland Quest Society donated to the South Okanagan Women In Need Society, Summerland Food Bank, Parkdale Housing Society and Agur Lake Camp Society.

The Vivian Hopkins Memorial Bursary is awarded each year to a Grade 12 student graduating from Summerland High School who has a hearing disability or is pursuing a career helping the hearing impaired.

Two students in the Master of Science in Audiology and Speech Sciences each received a $1,000 Bursary.

To obtain an application for funding, e-mail

Check out the website at to see Quest’s criteria for donations.

The deadline for applications is June 1.

Tickets will be on sale soon for Quest’s  Garden Tour on Saturday, June 23.

Watch for more information on this year’s garden tour in the weeks leading up to June.

The annual Quest garage sale will be held on Saturday, May 5 at 8 a.m. in the IOOF Hall, 9536 Main St.

Quest meets the third Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the meeting room in the Parkdale Place Lounge, 9700 Brown St., located behind the Seniors’ Drop-in Centre.

New members welcome.