The Quest Society of Summerland is on a quest to welcome new members to help raise funds to improve the lives of the deaf, hard of hearing and speech impaired and to aid youth in the reduction of hearing loss.
The group is a non-profit women’s service society for all ages, occupations and nationalities. Members meet the third Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. in the lounge at Parkdale Place Lodge.
Quest members become involved in the life of our community. The organization provides social and service opportunities and gives a better understanding of its problems. Not only will it give a sense of fulfillment, but the knowledge that the efforts of every member really count.
Members strengthen Quest by lending their talents and special skills where they are needed.
There are several Quest fundraisers including a Summerland Garden Tour held every alternate year, a Toonie Tree Raffle and new this year a bridge tournament with lunch to be held on Sept. 21st at the IOOF Hall.
The annual spring yard sale is held at the IOOF hall on Main Street.
Since 1997, Quest has raised more than $108,000 to benefit Summerland women and children in need and people with hearing and speech challenges. Recently, the organization has been approached by several local people who have used hearing aids they wish to donate to other Summerlanders who may not be able to afford new hearing aids.
Quest is currently negotiating with a service club to see if it is viable to refurbish these hearing aids and pass them on to people in need.
Centre Stage has a special hearing system to enable those with hearing difficulties to enjoy the performances. This hearing system has to be booked through the Recreation Department.
May is Speech and Hearing Awareness month. Look for the big pink ears on posters around Summerland businesses.
If you or someone you know, need more information regarding hearing and speech impairment they can contact The Summerland Quest Society @shaw.ca or talk to a member.