East meets west discussion this evening

Father Derrick Cameron of Sacred Heart Parish and the Venerable Tenzin Chogkyi of the Gendun Drubpa Buddhist Centre.

Father Derrick Cameron of Sacred Heart Parish and the Venerable Tenzin Chogkyi of the Gendun Drubpa Buddhist Centre have been having philosophical discussions for several years now.

Tonight on May 8 they are opening their conversation to the public. The topic will be meditation and the monastic life from the Christian and Buddhist perspectives.

All are welcome to join the discussion.

They will host the event on Friday, May 8 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the New World Cafe on Oliver Street. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Light refreshments and coffee will be available to purchase before the event.

Handbags of Hope

The annual Handbags of Hope Auction is coming up Friday, May 15 at the Signal Point Event Centre.

“We will have new and gently used handbags for live and silent auctions as well as some amazing mystery prizes,” says event organizer Ashlee Hyde.

The event is sponsored by the Women’s Contact Society and helps to raise funds for the centre’s work in preventing violence against women and girls.

Tickets are $25 each and are available at the Women’s Contact Society and Signal Point Event Centre.

Doors open at 7 p.m. and the auction starts at 7 p.m.

For more information contact Ashlee Hyde at 250-392-4118.

Arts on the Fly Sock Hop

Horsefly is hosting a Sock Hop Coffeehouse fundraiser May 23 at the Horsefly Community Hall in support of the 10th anniversary of Arts on the Fly set for July 10 and 11.

The Sock Hop for all ages starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door.

There will be an ice cream sundae bar, refreshments and live music, plus a silent auction.

People who would like to perform can call Marla at 778-373-6108 or email bilmar@xplornet.com.

Children’s Festival

The annual Children’s Festival happens on May 31 this year from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Boitanio Park.

“Activities will include three main-stage performances by Science World at this free family event,” says event organizer Ashlee Hyde. “There will be fun children’s activities provided by different businesses, service providers and arts clubs.”

There will also be door prizes for children ages 0-3 years, 4-5 years and 6-plus.

“We hope to see you there rain or shine,” Hyde says.