LAKETOWN RANCH BENEVOLENT SOCIETY DONATES $5,000 TO YOUNG, LOCAL MUSICIANS
COWICHAN VALLEY, BC: The Laketown Ranch Benevolent Society will be presenting a $5,000 cheque to the Cowichan Valley Performing Arts Foundation (CVPAF) for 10 scholarships to young, local musicians. CVPAF executive board members, Laketown Ranch Benevolent Society representatives and a few of the scholarship recipients will be meeting at Adage Studio on Tuesday, November 28th at 2:45pm. Members of the media are encouraged to come for interviews and photos.
For Laketown Ranch and Wideglide Entertainment – the event production company that created Sunfest Country Music Festival and Laketown Rock Music Festival – supporting young musicians in the Cowichan Valley is hugely important.
“Giving back to our community has always been a part of our mandate and a measure for the success of our events. Last year we created the Laketown Ranch Benevolent Society in order to continue this giving in a more official capacity”, said Greg Adams, owner of Laketown Ranch and President of Wideglide Entertainment.
The Laketown Ranch Benevolent Society chose to donate to the CVPAF because of their unyielding support of Cowichan Valley youth in the performing arts and their families.
“First and foremost, we want to support the families in our community. We hope these scholarships will not only help these kids pursue their musical passions, but also give their parents a break from bearing the financial weight of music lessons”, said Adams.
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Big Band Dance Cabaret fundraiser for refugees, sponsored by First Metropolitan United and St. John the Divine Anglican churches.
Big Band Dance Cabaret fundraiser for refugees, sponsored by First Metropolitan United and St. John the Divine Anglican churches. Save the date for this fun way to spend an evening with friends or meet someone new, support our community refugee projects and maybe even learn a few dance moves!
All to the tunes of the Best Coast Big Band. Tickets available at the First Met and St. John the Divine church officers or at the door.
*** $15 ($32 per family – 2 adults plus children under 17)
The Island Farms Santa Claus Parade
The Santa Claus Parade is November 25. It starts at 4:45 pm at the corner of Government & Belleville at the Legislative Buildings and travels down Government Street near Centennial Square. Parade Route HERE
Please support the Mustard Seed Food Bank and bring a non-perishable food donation. Donations will be collected on the parade route. Help for those in need is especially appreciated during the holiday season.
Afterwards, join the fun at Centennial Square for refreshments from Island Farms and witness SANTA OFFICIALLY DECLARE CHRISTMAS IN VICTORIA OPEN!
More Christmas fun in the city IEOA Truck Light Convoy and Food Drive
Habitat Acquisition Trust would like to invite you for this year’s Conservation Connection Forum and Benefit Banquet.
Habitat Acquisition Trust would like to invite you for this year’s Conservation Connection Forum and Benefit Banquet. The Benefit Banquet is this year’s major fundraiser event for HAT’s conservation programs, and as a community we hope to come together to celebrate and lift up habitat protection for the region.
The evening involves Keynote Speaker and HAT Board Member Dr. Rick Kool speaking on The Blue Boundary Report: developing a collaborative plan for the sustainability of Vancouver Island. We will be having a delicious buffet-style spread provided by Truffles Catering, locally roasted coffee by Smoke & Mirrors, and a cash bar with wine and beer by Phillips Brewery and Symphony Winery.
There will also be a tremendous collection of silent auction and raffle prizes to be bid upon, which we will be posting regularly about on our Facebook Page. Look for things like a gift card to Saanich Native Plants and a cozy stay at the Wildergarden on the Sooke Basin.
The Conservation Connection forum is an opportunity for people from across the region representing different organizations, municipalities, and stakeholders working towards habitat conservation to come together to collaborate and learn together and from each other. Through the forum, attendees enjoy expert speakers, breakout groups to discuss and network, and the opportunity to share and display some of the projects or priorities they have in a constructive environment.
For a full listing of speakers and topics visit our blog here. Here are the details, and attached is a poster:
When: Thurs, October 12th 2017 Conservation Connection Forum from 9:30 am – 3:30 pm with an optional nature walk at 4 pm Benefit Banquet from 5:30 pm – 8 pm Where: Horticulture Centre of the Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd, Victoria, BC
Tickets: purchase at hat.bc.ca/c4c or by calling 250-995-2428 $45 for banquet | $60 for conference | $100 both
* Last call for registration: Oct 1st