Saturday, March 8, 2014

Community News

Have a Heart Beanfest

Restorative Justice fundraiser set for March 29

Released by Debbie Biggin, CRJYA


n amazing variety show night is planned to support Chilliwack Restorative Justice and Youth Advocacy Association.


On March 29th  the stage will light up with two incredible performers Hypnotist Lee Dyson ‘The Magic of the Mind’ and Jeff Bodner ‘Essence of Elvis’. Adding to this event is a special appearance by Roy Orbison impersonator.


“Have a Heart for Restorative Justice Blacktie Beanfest Variety Show is a community way to support this much needed program in Chilliwack, Harrison, Agassiz, Hope and Boston Bar” comments Executive Director Kathy Funk.


The Blacktie twist is you wear your finest jeans with your black & white best. This relaxed fun filled evening includes a snack bar, a bowl of Elvis’s favourite baked beans, some famous Guerilla Q pulled pork straight from the Yard, Garden & Renovation show Big Red Barn BBQ competition and other delectables. Mike Csoka, Chilliwack Bowls of Hope Society said, “Supplying beans for this event is a great partnership and a fit for the work that we do in this community”.


Tickets will go on sale this week at $40.00 each or a table of 10 for $350.00.  An income tax receipt will be given for most of the ticket price.  There will be fun extras like photo booths and other vignettes along with a no host bar. A live auction by professional auctioneer Kevin Gibson will add to the entertainment.


Lee, Jeff and Kevin know first hand the effectiveness of Restorative Justice in the Community having seen the program in action over the years in their career as RCMP members. Together they promised a show to remember.


“Have a Heart for Restorative Justice” The event is at Evergreen Hall, doors open at 6:30pm. Tickets can be purchased at the Community Policing office on Wellington or at Bella Clothing Boutique in The Village at Sardis Park. 


For more information, call 604 393 3023 or e-mail here.  


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About Chilliwack Restorative Justice and Youth Advocacy Association
We are a volunteer based non-profit organization aimed at fostering a safe and caring community. The mandate of the organization is to bring offenders and victims together in order to discuss criminal incidents and to find ways to repair the harm caused. Since our inception, in 1998, we have provided restorative services to over 2,252 individuals and have recovered over $108,000.00 in restitution.