Monte Carlo in Sidney

Rotary Club hosting benefit night for the community

The Sidney by the Sea Rotary Club is looking forward to getting toes tapping and heels kicking up at their annual Monte Carlo night.

“This year we’ve included having the Timbenders at the event which is big,” said club president, Hein Moes.

“This is a big event every year but what we haven’t had in the past was dancing, so this will be a first.”

The Sidney by the Sea Rotary Club has put on the Monte Carlo night event for the last two years, putting the money raised from the casino night back into the community.

“What our goal is with this event is to support the local community and support seniors, families and youth. It’s basically members of the community giving back to the community we live in.

“I mean, why not? We live in a beautiful place and most of us are very lucky, so I always feel like we should help those who aren’t (so lucky).”

The Sidney by the Sea Rotary Club has supported many community projects recently including the North Saanich Free Ride bike park off Mills Road and the water spray park at Iroquois Park that was opened in June.

The Monte Carlo night, with a Diamonds are Forever theme, will see the Viscount AeroCentre transformed into a casino-type setting, said Moes, complete with a martini bar, silent and live auctions and musical entertainment from jazz vocalist Melinda Whitaker.

“It’s always a fun night out,” said Moes. “People can come out and bid on prizes, enter draws and at the same time give back to their community.”

The event is being held Friday, Sept. 28 from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Viscount AeroCentre (9800 McDonald Park Rd.) and tickets can be purchased through Tanners Books, Christine Laurent Jewellers, Mark’s Work Wearhouse, Sidney Transmission, and Holmes Realty.

The tickets can also be found online at www.rotary-montecarlo.ca.

 

 

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