Hospital Foundation Gala set for Oct. 19

Semi-formal event will be hosted by Church and State Winery

Get out your best semi-formal evening clothes, it’s time for the annual Saanich Peninsula Hospital Foundation Gala.

Held Oct. 19 at the Church and State Winery in Central Saanich again this year, the gala is a fundraising event for the Foundation — which raises money for projects to better the facilities and equipment at the hospital.

Foundation executive director Karen Morgan says the gala is going to be a lot of fun.

“Church and State puts on a magnificent wine-paired dinner,” she said, adding the event’s presenting sponsor is once again the Peninsula Co-op.

The evening features a large silent auction with donations made by many local businesses and individuals. Morgan added there will be a small live auction as well and guests can expect to be bidding on some good options if they are interested in travel.

The gala will feature two performers: Strings of Note, a local jazz trio with bass, violin and guitar, and; two members of Alegro Contrio (including the hospital’s palliative care music therapist Kirsten Davis-Slamet) playing chamber/classical music.

The gala, Morgan said, has grown over the last 25 years, attracting more people and raising a lot of money for the Foundation.

There are still a few tickets left, she said. They cost $160 each and can be purchased by calling 250-652-7531.

The gala gets underway with a reception at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19, with dinner beginning at 7 p.m.

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Central Saanich Police prepared for afternoon shut-down of Highway 17

Sgt. Paul Brailey questions efficacy of protest

Wet’suwet’en supporters occupying legislature in Victoria set press conference

Demonstrators have been occupying the legislature since Monday despite injunction

North Saanich’s Deep Cove Market up for sale for almost $1.8 million

Long-time owner Rosemary Scott hopes the public will understand her decision

UPDATED: Demonstrators plan to shut down Pat Bay Highway Wednesday afternoon

Adam Olsen, MLA, says issue should be taken to province, not communities

Rail disruptions expected to continue after new protest sites emerge

Nationwide rail and road blockades have been popping up for weeks

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers wanted list for the week of Feb. 25

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

B.C. man who pulled a gun on off-duty cop gets two years in prison

Encounter also lead police to a home where 100 guns and explosives were found

Protecting privacy key to stopping spread of COVID-19, B.C. health officials say

The number of coronavirus cases in B.C. remains at seven

COLUMN: Forestry no longer close to top of B.C.’s economy

Our reactions to a forestry downturn reflect the past, not the present

Caught on camera: Police release video of man who allegedly stole seaplane in Vancouver

Police say the man broke into the Harbour Air terminal and then got into one of the seaplanes in the harbour

51 health professionals send letter to Trudeau, Horgan panning northern B.C. pipeline

They point to studies about the health and climate change risks from pipeline

Most Read