A signed Carey Price jersey is expected to be one of the more popular items at the SD 27 Poverty Challenge coming up Saturday night, says event organizer Grant MacLeod.
“We have everything from $10 gift cards to a pair of Canuck tickets, for a game in January,” MacLeod says. “We have a little something for everyone. We have over 160 items for auction.”
There are tools, many gift cards and certificates from local restaurants, salons and spas, electronic equipment, sports memorabilia, gift baskets and more.
“We have a lot of very generous businesses and individuals in Williams Lake,” MacLeod says.
Musician/singers Dena Baumann, Carmen Mutschele, Brent Morton, and Troy Forcier along with Samira’s belly dance group are lined up to provide the entertainment.
School District 27 is hosting its second annual Poverty Challenge Variety Show and Silent Auction this Saturday evening, Nov. 1 starting at 7 p.m. at the Signal Point entertainment centre.
All funds raised go to the Salvation Army food bank.
MacLeod says the event last year raised $8,200 for the food bank and they hope to meet or beat that number this year.
“We very much appreciate the support of local businesses that have made donations,” MacLeod said. “Without them there wouldn’t be a fundraiser to support the food bank.”
Tickets are $15, including appetizers and snacks and must be purchased in advance.
The tickets will be available until 4:30 p.m. today (Friday, Oct. 31) at the School District 27 office and until 4 p.m. at the Lake City Secondary campuses, and at the Signal Point entertainment centre.
Sacred Heart bazaar and tea
The annual Sacred Heart fall bazaar and tea takes place Saturday, Nov. 1 in the Sacred Heart Hall in the Sacred Heart school on Pigeon Avenue from noon to 3 p.m.
Harlem Crowns show Saturday
The U.S.’s Harlem Crowns fun-ball basketball team brings their zany antics to the Lake City Secondary Columneetza Campus gym, Saturday, Nov.1 starting at 4 p.m.
Sponsored by the Punky Lake Wilderness Camp Society admission is by donation for this family fun event.
Youth for Christ fundraiser
The 34th annual Youth for Christ Report to the People and Fundraising Banquet is coming up Saturday, Nov. starting at 6 p.m. at the Cariboo Bethel Church banquet room. To reserve a seat call 250-398-7765.
Horsefly Historical Society fundraiser
The Horsefly Historical Society hosts its annual craft fair and flea market Saturday, Nov. 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the community hall.
The Miocene Community Christmas Bazaar takes place Nov. 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the community hall.