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.

 

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